7:12 pm | Monday, April 15th, 2013
MANILA, Philippines—Philippine National Police chief, Director General Alan Purisima, left the country Monday to represent the Philippines in an annual conference of the Interpol in France that seeks to strengthen member countries in dealing with new crime challenges.
Joining Purisima to attend the 9thannual heads of Interpol national central bureaus (NCBs) in Lyon, France from April 17 to 19 are Police Director Napoleon Estilles, PNP director for Plans, and Superintendent Lorenzo Eleazar of the Office of the Chief PNP.
The three-man PNP delegation will also attend the group discussions of regional NCBs on specific topics from a regional perspective.
“It is a great honor for me to represent the country in this annual meeting among Interpol-member countries,” Purisima said.
The PNP is the NCB of the Interpol in the Philippines.
In his absence, Purisima designated his 2nd in command, Deputy Director General Rommel Heredia, PNP deputy chief for Administration, as officer-in-charge.