Thursday, December 4, 2014

Ombudsman suspends PNP chief for 6 months
By Perfecto T. Raymundo

MANILA, Dec. 4 (PNA) -- The Office of the Ombudsman (Ombudsman) on Thursday ordered a six-month suspension against Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief Director General Alan Purisima in connection with the alleged anomalous contract between the Philippine National Police (PNP) and a courier service in 2011.

Assistant Ombudsman Asryman Rafanan said that the suspension imposed against Purisima will last for a period of six months while he is being investigated.

Rafanan said that Purisima will not receive his salary within a period of six months.

According to the Ombudsman, after receipt of the order, the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) should immediately implement the suspension against Purisima. (PNA) RMA/PTR/EDS