• Senate to PNP chief: We want your SALN

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    Senators on Thursday said they want
    Philippine National Police chief Alan
    Purisima to personally submit to them his Statement of Assets, Liabilities and Net Worth (SALN), as well as explain the P25-million renovation of his “White House” inside Camp Crame, the PNP’s national headquarters in Quezon City.

    Since Purisima’s SALN is a public record, Sen. Grace Poe said, the Committee on Public Order and Dangerous Drugs that she heads will ask Purisima to produce it , not to insult him but to give him the opportunity to clear suspicions against him.

    “It [SALN] is the basis of our public service and we should allow public access to it,” Poe noted  in a radio interview aired over dzMM.

    Anti-corruption groups have been airing their call for Purisima to make public his SALN over reports about his alleged pieces of property in the towns of Zaragoza and San Leonardo in Nueva Ecija; and condominium units at Bellagio Residences in Taguig City (Metro Manila) and at Gramercy, Ayala One and Serendra,  all in Makati City (Metro Manila).

    They said Purisima’s disclosure of his  SALN is the only way for the PNP chief to debunk allegations over his reported assets.

    Poe said the SALN of public officials, including Purisima, should always be made available to the public with or without the Freedom of Information (FOI) bill.

    Her committee will ask the PNP chief to explain the P25-million renovation of his so-called White House.

    The PNP has been insisting that a donation, not public funds, made possible the make-over.

    To her, Poe said, the donation was not an issue, only that they need assurance from Purisima that the donor has no vested interests beyond just being a Good Samaritan.

    Opposition Sen. Joseph Victor Ejercito earlier questioned the “White House” renovation, saying the job showed the insensitivity of  the PNP leadership to the situation of its men on the ground.

    Spending that much for a building that only benefits a few, Ejercito said, the money should have been used to procure additional firearms for police officers to help them improve their crime-fighting capabilities.

    “How can we improve the peace and order situation when criminals have more firepower than our police officers?” he asked.

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    4 Comments

    1. concern netizen on

      GRABE NAMANG PURISIMA NA YAN,, Pati nga yung death compensation benefits para sa relatives ng aking kaibigan na PULIS(BOMB EXPERT) hindi niyo naibigay dahil ang rason niyo OFF-DUTY DAW, Eh namatay naman po siya dahil sa inutusan niyo siyang e-STORAGE VINTAGE BOMB pero accidentally sumabog dahil sa kapabayaan ng isang PULIS na kasama niya. Pero ikaw tumatanggap ka pa ng donation,, wala kang silbing PULIS. Nag-hihirap yung pamilya niya dahil wala na ang breadwinner sa pamilya nila.

    2. mga bro obserbahan nyo nga un pagtawa ni purisima at icompare nyo pag tumawa si pinoy bi ba may similarity sila ibig sabihon alam ni pinoy ang lahat ng gingawa ng bata nya ewan kop lang si aroxas kung alam nya

    3. Correction please! Kahit na kamo donation yan, hindi pupuwede! Kapag tinanggap ang donation from anywhere or anybody else, bawal na bawal yan kasi indebted ka na sa kay sino. Yan ang simula ng katarantaduhan! Bobong police! Tumatanggap ng subol, ang donation simpleng subol! Kanino galing, paki-sabi nga king tunay na donation yan at kung walang kulay? Please nga. Akala mo itong mga ito, lahat maloloko! Hindi kami! Please lang di kami tanga na tulad ninyong mga gunggong!

    4. Tama Chief Bro., pakita mo ang iyong SALN at ipakita mo din na donation ang ginastos sa White House sa Crame at walang vested interest ang mga nag donate, di ba Sir Bro.?