ON 4 December 2015, the Ombudsman ruled the preventive suspension for six months of PNP Chief Alan Purisima for six months. Per news accounts dated December 13, 2014, Purisima complied with the order of the Ombudsman “after President Benigno Aquino III asked him to do so.”

When reporters asked about Purisima’s continued stay at the official residence of the PNP chief and a possible conflict with PNP officer-in-charge Deputy Director General Leonardo Espina, Aquino said: “No, [Purisima] is not supposed to be leading.”

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