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Anti-graft court rules Purisima, 16 co-accused to argue corruption case in trial

Jul 16, 2019 - 6:35 PM

Former PNP Chief Alan Purisima fails to get an outright dismissal of a 3-year-old graft case filed against him and 16 others by the Office of the Ombudsman concerning an alleged anomalous firearms license delivery contract signed in 2011

PURISIMA. PNP chief Director General Alan Purisima holds a copy of the Deed of Donation for the controversial 'White House.' File photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler

CA orders reinstatement of 2 cops linked to PNP courier deal

Jun 07, 2018 - 4:44 PM

The Court of Appeals' Special 11th Division says 'there is no substantial evidence' that Police Superintendent Lenbell Fabia and Police Chief Inspector Sonia Calixto 'participated or gained' in the alleged conspiracy in the PNP's deal with Werfast Documentary Agency, Incorporated

Supreme Court upholds Alan Purisima's 2014 suspension

Aug 30, 2017 - 3:49 PM

Purisima was serving the said suspension when he participated in the botched Mamasapano police operations in January 2015

WERFAST DEAL. Dismissed PNP chief Alan Purisima's anomalous deal with courier firm Werfast is the basis of his suspension, eventual dismissal, and pending graft charges before anti-graft court Sandiganbayan. Photo by Mark Cristino

Ex-PNP chief, 11 others face criminal raps over courier deal

May 06, 2016 - 7:34 PM

Dismissed Philippine National Police chief Alan Purisima and 11 others are charged before the Sandiganbayan

CHARGED. File photo of dismissed PNP chief Alan Purisima. Photo by Rappler

PNP general: My dismissal linked to 2016 polls

Jul 01, 2015 - 8:30 PM

Dismissed Chief Superintendent Raul Petrasanta’s camp accuses a ‘power bloc’ in Malacañang of mounting a demolition job against him supposedly because of his refusal to meddle in the 2016 elections

PURISIMA AT FAULT? Petrasanta's camp says only resigned PNP chief Director General Alan Purisima and former CSG chief Director Gil Meneses are liable for the Werfast deal. PNP PIO file photo

Ombudsman sacks Purisima, 10 others from PNP

Jun 30, 2015 - 4:56 PM

UPDATED The Ombudsman dismisses two police generals with close ties to President Benigno Aquino III over a dubious deal between the PNP s Firearms and Explosives Office and a courier company

Photo by Mark Cristino

PNP welcomes 2015 without its chief

Jan 08, 2015 - 7:11 AM

During a New Year’s Call attended by top officials of the PNP and Napolcom DILG chief Mar Roxas says the suspension of its chief won’t affect operations

CHAIN OF COMMAND. The PNP’s top brass pose for a photo during the 2015 New Year’s Call at Camp Crame. Rappler photo

Aquino 'scouting' for new PNP chief

Dec 13, 2014 - 7:02 PM

President Benigno Aquino III is already preparing for the retirement of PNP chief Director General Alan Purisima in late 2015

SIDE BY SIDE. President Benigno Aquino III with PNP chief Director General Alan Purisima trooping the line in Camp Crame. File photo by Malacañang Photo Bureau

'Despite chief's suspension, PNP morale very high'

Dec 13, 2014 - 9:00 AM

The PNP s OIC who was once the organization s spokesman and NCRPO head says the suspension of the PNP chief does not mean the police force s work stops

NO GAPS. PNP OIC Director General Leonardo Espina speaks to media during a briefing in Camp Crame on Friday, December 12. Rappler photo

What's in a word? Acting vs OIC PNP chief

Dec 12, 2014 - 5:58 PM

According to Napolcom officials the only difference between the two designations is the manner in which a PNP official assumes office

UNIQUE SITUATION. PNP chief Director General Alan Purisima is possibly the first PNP chief to be meted a preventive suspension. File photo of Purisima during his birthday courtesy of the PNP PIO

Drilon to Aquino: We need 'full time,' not OIC PNP chief

Dec 12, 2014 - 11:27 AM

Citing the upcoming visit of Pope Francis and the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation meetings – LP stalwart and Senate President Franklin Drilon says an OIC at the helm of the PNP is not enough

'OIC NOT ENOUGH.' President Benigno Aquino III and suspended PNP chief Director General Alan Purisima during an event in Camp Crame. Malacañang file photo

PNP unaffected by chief's suspension – Roxas

Dec 11, 2014 - 6:59 PM

The DILG chief who is also chairman of the National Police Commission says serving the suspension order against PNP chief Director General Alan Purisima is not ‘personalistic’

WORK CONTINUES. DILG chief Mar Roxas (center) says PNP chief Director General Alan Purisima's suspension (right) will not affect the institution. Rappler file photo

Poe tells embattled PNP chief: Let go

Dec 10, 2014 - 7:45 PM

Senator Grace Poe who has led an investigation into the PNP urges Director General Alan Purisima to think about the welfare of the institution first

'INSTITUTION FIRST.' Senator Grace Poe urges PNP chief Director General Alan Purisima to rethink 'the real purpose of his service.' File photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler

'Respect Purisima's rights despite politically-charged case'

Dec 10, 2014 - 5:22 PM

The camp of the PNP chief insists the DILG does not have the right to suspend him since it is the National Police Commission that has administrative control over the national police force

EMBATTLED CHIEF. PNP chief Director General Alan Purisima (center) is flanked by the PNP’s top officials in this file photo. File photo from the PNP PIO

Purisima 'acknowledges' suspension order – PNP

Dec 10, 2014 - 3:34 PM

The Philippine National Police says PNP chief Alan Purisima has no plans of defying the suspension order but is seeking legal remedies through his own lawyers

SUSPENDED. The Ombudsman orders the preventive suspension of PNP Chief General Alan Purisima and 11 other police officers. Rappler file photo

Purisima: 'No gross negligence' in approving Werfast deal

Dec 10, 2014 - 11:12 AM

It turns out the PNP chief wasted no time in filing a motion for a TRO against the Ombudsman s suspension order

TRO. The PNP chief says he cannot be faulted for the alleged sins of his subordinates. File photo of PNP chief Director General Alan Purisima from the PNP PIO

PNP chief wants suspension order stopped

Dec 08, 2014 - 9:46 PM

Who replaces Purisima? The OIC is on board only until December 9 Camp Crame says it will have to wait Malacañang or the DILG’s word on the matter

'HIGHER UPS.' The PNP says it will be up to the the DILG and the Palace to decide on what to do next after December 9, when the PNP OIC's 'term' lapses. Malacañang file photo

Ombudsman suspends PNP chief Purisima

Dec 04, 2014 - 11:22 AM

2nd UPDATE Eleven other PNP officials including 3 generals are also suspended over complaints that the PNP entered into an anomalous contract involving gun owners courier fees


More questions on PNP chief’s 'White House,' discounted car

Nov 03, 2014 - 5:38 PM

As the Ombudsman begins its investigation into the first plunder case against PNP chief Alan Purisima a Senate committee raises more questions about gifts he has received while in office

DONATION. PNP chief Director General Alan Purisima holds a copy of the Deed of Donation for the controversial 'White House.' Photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler

Miriam tells Aquino: ‘Kick PNP chief upstairs’

Oct 10, 2014 - 11:16 AM

Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago says Director General Alan Purisima is no longer fit for the job

IN FAVOR: Senator Miriam Santiago says she will vote to give President Benigno Aquino III emergency power. Rappler file photo

Aquino, General Purisima and the past that binds them

Sep 24, 2014 - 3:38 PM

Corruption allegations against the PNP chief persist His staunchest supporter is his own boss President Aquino

TRUSTED. PNP Chief Alan Purisima (L) chats with President Benigno Aquino III at Camp Crame in Quezon City on Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012. File photo by Robert Viñas / Malacañang Photo Bureau

Ex-PNP general denies links to 'shady' deal

Aug 13, 2014 - 10:08 AM

The former head of the PNP s Civil Security Group tells lawmakers he didn t even know he was listed as the president of the controversial courier company Werfast

SC slaps TRO on centralized gun registration

Apr 08, 2014 - 3:51 PM

Gunowners opposed to the Comprehensive Firearms and Ammunition Regulation Act score a temporary victory

After Werfast, PNP starts search for gun license courier

Mar 26, 2014 - 3:23 PM

The PNP starts finalizing the Terms of Reference for potential gun license couriers after Werfast terminated its deal with the PNP last week

GUN CONTROL. The PNP is planning to rebuild the nation's firearms registry 'from the ground up'.