‘Purisima may cause Aquino’s downfall’

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The beleaguered chief of the Philippine National Police (PNP) would cause the downfall of President Benigno Aquino 3rd if he continued to ignore the supposed public clamor to fire the country’s top cop.

The warning was made over the weekend by Dante Jimenez, chairman of the Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption (VACC), citing “demoralization” among PNP officers and men over controversies swirling over the head of their chief, Director General Alan Purisima.

“If Noynoy [Aquino] will not heed the people’s call to replace the chief [of the]PNP, he might go down with him,” Jimenez said.

According to him, the officers and men of the PNP are dispirited and are no longer happy with Purisima.


Jimenez attributed the resurgence of violent crimes to the sweeping demoralization within the ranks of the PNP after its director general got embroiled in a series of controversies, including allegedly stolen riches.

“I pity the PNP as an institution. It’s demoralized because Purisima failed to lead by a clean example,” he said in an interview with The Manila Times.

Jimenez noted that on Monday, they will file another plunder complaint against the PNP chief for amassing ill-gotten wealth.

When asked to qualify his remark about the supposed demoralization among the ranks of policemen, the VACC chief said he has been receiving a lot of phone calls and text messages from police officers who are “no longer happy” with Purisima as their boss.

“The controversies involving Purisima already affect the peace and order situation. Because of reports of his extravagant lifestyle and the exposes on questionable wealth, how can you expect honest policemen to perform their duties to the letter?” Jimenez asked.

Also on Sunday, Presidential Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. said the President may summon Purisima to Malacanang to let the PNP chief explain his side on the controversies surrounding him, including his supposed ownership of a vast villa in San Leonardo, Nueva Ecija, and a huge poultry farm in Cabanatuan City, also in Nueva Ecija, that is under the name of Purisima’s son, who is only a nurse.

“What is important is that the President hears the explanation of [the PNP chief]on issues regarding the performance of his duties. Let’s give time for the meeting o happen,” Coloma said over state-run Radyo ng Bayan.

He noted that Aquino had announced that he will ask for an explanation from Purisima.

“The President wants to give him the opportunity to express his side,” Coloma said.

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  1. Any leader should set an example to his followers so in the change of command the officer that follows will have a strong leadership and becomes exemplary worthy of respect by his subordinate and the respect of all people in the community. It should be leadership by example. If the leader is corrupt then the followers will also be corrupt to follow the system. If the President, the Secretary of DILG could not decide on this situation, it goes to show that they are the birds of the same feather that flocks together. What can we do now Philippines?

  2. Nicanor Bartolome, then the PNP Chief was put to a non-duty status last quarter of 2012, though he is scheduled to retire March of 2013, in order for PNoy to promote his long time ally Alan Purisima. PNoy goes around anything just to get waht he wants.

  3. If that is what it will take for BS Aquino the Turd to go down, let the PNP chief, stays in his position. I hope very soon.

  4. Simple lang, nagawa ni Abnoy kay Corona na gumastos ng napakalaking
    halagang Panuhol para patalsikin ito, gamit ang hindi raw pag lilista ng
    tamang halaga ng kaniyang ari-arian sa SALN, at hindi pa man natatapos
    nuon ang LUTONG MAKAW na impeachment ay sinasabi na ng Abnormal
    na pangulo na guilty si Corona at dapat ng magbitiw. Ngayong ka barilan,
    kabig na kaibigan daw niya na mahabang panahon si Pulisama, na
    nakitaan na ng napakaLInaw ng pagsisinungaling sa kaniyang SALN
    sasabihin niyong kakausapin pa ni Mr. Clean, bakit hindi niya ginawa
    yan kay Corona para nakita ng mga taong bayan na patas siya. Kung
    nagawa mo kay Corona ang walang tanungan pangongotya na co-equal
    ng ehekutibo sa antas ng gobyerno, bakit tamimi ka kay Pulisama na
    sa ilalim ng pamamahala mo as comm in chief., bini baby mo.

  5. It is just a simple calculations to determine if Purisma really can afford to have a villa and and a huge poultry farm area.How much is his salary and all members of his family. Is he came from a wealthy clan like the Aquinos as they keep in showing to the government tv channel? Maybe that villa was built also through donations like the White House in Crame. If donated, what were the favors he extended to the donors.

  6. Eliseo Jr. P.Tenza on

    Gen. Alan Purisima is the only one who knows if he is guilty or not.
    His conscience should guide him to take the necessarry action if he respects the President.

  7. Simple lang kung bakit buo ang pagtitiwala ni Penoy kay General Purisima. Isa sa itinuturing na die-hard yellow General. Siya marahil ang bagman ni Aquino sa payola ng jueteng, drugs, human trafficking, carnapping, smuggling, tirador sa Hacienda Luisita, pandaraya sa eleksyon, at iba pang kahayupan na dumadaan sa jurisdiction ng PNP. Kaya tumatagal na at dumadadalas ang mga biyahe ni Aquino ngayon sa ibat-ibang bansa. Tulad nang mga biyahe ni Purisima. Para i-managed ang kanyang napakalaking mga deposito sa bangko at investments sa ibat ibang bahagi ng mundo. Kasama na ang payola mula sa mga “foreign investors” at mga lokal na cronies na namamasa sa proteksyon ni Aquino.

  8. Safety is the number one need of any people. We now see an organized crime syndicate operating within the PNP and threatening the public at will. Purisima as the head of the PNP must be involved this syndicate somehow. He could even be the leader. He need to be removed immediately and a non-PNP organization tasked with cleaning the PNP. Maybe the NBI could do it?

  9. carmelita madara on

    ang biased reporting naman niyo ang nacacause demoralization. be fair, downfall na ni pnoy matagalgal na kayong gustong palitan si pnoy kay binay. ano, nasaan ang voices ninyo sa mga kasinungalian o katiwalian sa Makati. Barya lang si purisima compara sa makati, pero walang mga salita na downfall etc. bakitl lahat binayaran na.

  10. Hindi siguro mangyayari ang iniisip nitong vacc. Umasa ka pa Mr, Jimenez na ma-aalis si Aquino!
    Habang ang mga lintang yellow ay patuloy na sumisip-sip hindi nila hahayaan mangyari ang nasa isip niyo.
    Ang mga anay na yellow na patuloy na humahawak sa gobyerno ay hindi aalis hanggang 2016 at hanggang may gobyerno silang pinamamahayan!
    Hanggang hindi tuluyan bumaksak ang bayan hindi aalis ang mga anay na yellow! Kailangan upang maalis ang mga anay,purgahin upang ang mga uod na yellow ay tuluyan maalis at kailangan ng bakuna upang matatag ang ating bansa!!
    Ang Aquino ay reyna ng mga anay na yellow!!
    Karma na lang yata ang makapagpapaalis sa mga anay na ito..
    Usong-uso na kasi ngayon,kung sino ang mga sinungaling at mga magnanakaw ang siyang namumuno sa bansa.
    Sa anay yellow wala kang aasahan na magmamalasakit sa kabutihan ng marami, mas love nila ang power at pera!

  11. I can not understand this, the perceived chief of PNP’S problems and discipline should be handled by his boss the DILG, MAR ROXAS. who should be actively seeking all these information so the public will know who is the boss, not the President. How can this guy aspire to be the next President, if he can not even handle this small situation? compared to the country’s overwhelming problems.

  12. Aquino will surely keep Purisima and dismiss all allegations against his buddy that is his SOP in covering the abuses of his appointees who are loyal to him.