Plunder, graft, bribery raps against Purisima

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A few days after Interior Secretary Manuel Roxas 2nd ordered a lifestyle check on all personnel of the Philippine National Police, a consumers’ group on Monday filed plunder, graft and indirect bribery charges against PNP chief Alan Purisima before the Office of the Ombudsman.

The complaint stemmed from reports that Purisima owns several prime lots and pieces of property in Metro Manila and various provinces such as a unit at the posh Bellagio Condominium in Makati City.

In a five-page joint complaint affidavit, the Coalition of Filipino Consumers (CFC) represented by its secretary-general, Perfecto Jaime Tagalog, alleged that Purisima grossly undervalued in his 2013 Statement of Assets, Liabilities and Net Worth (SALN) the Nueva Ecija property that he jointly owned with his wife Ma. Ramona Lydia. The PNP chief listed the value of the property at P3.750 million.

“It was clearly an act of undervaluation or misdeclaration of value of property in violation of the SALN guidelines,” the complainant said.


“Base nga po sa isang kausap kong arkitekto, baka bakod lang po ang P3.7 million [According to an architect whom I consulted, the fence may already be worth P3.7 million],” Tagalog told reporters after filing the complaint. He refused to give the name of the architect.

The group said Purisima’s property could be worth P30 million to P40 million.

It added that it has requested, along with the Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption (VACC), for the members of media and concerned citizens to inspect Purisima’s extravagant official residence called the “White House” inside Camp Crame, the national headquarters of the PNP in Quezon City.

But the request was allegedly “immediately rejected and refused” by PNP spokesman Theodore Sindac.

The group said Purisima committed an act of indirect bribery since he admitted that the money used for the house’s renovation came from some of his friends and patrons.

“That his admission alone of the fact that he received money from his [Free] Mason brothers as a means or fund for the renovation of the residence of the Philippine National Police (PNP) chief is a clear case of accepting gifts by reason of office and/or position,” CFC stated in its complaint.

When asked about their motives in going after Purisima, Tagalog said they want to cleanse the ranks of the police and that they are not pushing for anyone to replace Purisima.

He then called on Roxas and President Benigno Aquino 3rd to review Purisima’s appointment, claiming the PNP chief was ineffective.

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4 Comments

  1. If P-NOY doesnt fire Chief Purisima after all this complaints this is where the matuwid na daan end,your bosses first before friendship.

  2. mr Clean, mr mar roxas, nung iniimpeach ninyo si Corona, nilaitlait nyo
    ang kunting pagkukulang niya sa SALN niya, na may basehan siya kaya
    di niya diniklara ang dollar account niya. At alam na alam ng mga alipores
    mong tongresmen at senatong na lutong makaw ang kinalabasan ng
    Impeachment, na ginamitan pa ninyo ng bilyones na suhol para masiguro
    na ma guilty si Corona. Kung si Corona guilty at napaalis sa korte suprema
    base sa tagni-tagning ebidensiya at bilyones na suhol, Ano ang gagawin
    ninyo ngayon kay PULISAMA, na malinaw pa sa sikat ng ARAW, ang
    pagsisinungaling sa kaniyang SALN. Kitang kita ninyo nasa white house
    mansion pa lang, ang sinabi niyang rason na bumaha raw sa Crame hangga
    bewang kaya napilitang siyang ipagawa at ang pera daw na ginamit ay
    donasyong ng mga FreeMason. Napakalaking kasinungalingan, hindi bumabaha
    sa Crame kailan man, lalo na sa lugar ng white house, Ang mga ka brod niya
    sa FreeMason ay tinatanung din siya bakit niya idinawit sa kasinungalingan
    ang kanilang fraternidad at lalo daw hindi sila magdodonate,una hindi sila
    charity organization, 2. wala silang ganung halaga at kung meroon man di
    nila idodonate sa bagay na hindi makakatulong sa Bansa, pwede pa daw
    kung sa Yolanda Victims. Mabuting kumumbida ng isang mataas na freemason
    gaya ni dating CJ Puno, at tiyak pasusubalian ang kasinungalingan ni
    PULISAMA. Tignan din ninyo ang hindi niya paglalagay ng tamang halaga sa
    propridad niya sa Nueva Ecija at di pagsama sa condo sa Belagio.

  3. This is good. It seems like the government will never act against a “friend”. It takes a citizen or a citizen’s groups to do what is right.