Pnp chief continues to snub House hearings

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A LAWMAKER investigating alleged anomalies in the Philippine National Police on Wednesday threatened to file contempt charges against PNP Director General Alan Purisima should he continue to snub hearings in the House of Representatives.

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PRO-GUN Secretary Ernesto Tabujara quoted an enraged Ilocos Norte Rep. Rodolfo Fariñas as saying that Purisima’s continued neglect of attending hearings shows utter disrespect for the House of Representatives.

The House Committee on Good Government and Public Accountability, led by Oscar Rodriguez (chairman), and Ma. Leonor Robredo (vice chairman), quizzed officials of the PNP on House Resolution 970 filed by Farinas on “Alleged Anomalous Transactions Involving High-Ranking Officials of the Philippine National Police.”

The investigation centers on allegedly missing 900 high-powered rifles that were later found in the hands of communist insurgents and on the allegedly anomalous Werfast courier service that was engaged by the PNP to deliver approved firearms licenses to their holders.

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