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“Upon receipt, [the] DILG secretary must immediately implement,” he added.

At present, Purisima is also facing two plunder complaints before the Office of the Ombudsman over his alleged hidden wealth.

He is currently under fire for his sprawling resthouse in San Leonardo, Nueva Ecija, and the allegedly questionable renovation of the PNP chief’s official quarters inside Camp Crame.

Aside from Purisima, also suspended for six months without pay pending administrative investigation are:

Police Director Gil Meneses, former chief of the Civil Security Group; and 

former officials of the PNP Firearms Explosive Office: P/C Supt. Raul Petrasanta, P/C Supt. Napoleon Estilles, P/SSupt. Allan Pareno, P/SSupt. Eduardo Acierto, P/SSupt. Melchor Reyes, P/SSupt. Lenbell Fabia, P/Supt. Sonia Calixto, P/CInps. Nelson Bautista, P/SInsp. Ford Tuazon, and P/CInsp. Ricardo Zapata.


Aside from this, Rafanan said Petrasanta and others will also face preventive suspension of six months in connection with the ongoing probe on the missing AK-47 firearms.

He noted that the order may simultaneously be implemented with the first preventive suspension in connection with the alleged anomalous courier service contract.

He added that only Meneses, Rentoy, and Estilles are not included in the second order “because the Ombudsman noted that they are already retired.” — RSJ/KG, GMA News

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