The Daily Manila Shimbun


Ombudsman orders forfeiture of P29 million in ill-gotten wealth of ex-PNP chief Purisima

July 6, 2017

The Office of the Ombudsman has ordered the filing of a petition before the Sandiganbayan to begin forfeiture proceedings for the recovery of unexplained wealth of former Philippine National Police (PNP) Director General Alan Purisima and his family amounting to P29.2 million. In its July 4 Consolidated Resolution, Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales ordered forfeiture proceedings be initiated for the recovery of the unexplained wealth accumulated by respondents Purisima, his wife Ma. Ramona Lydia Purisima, sons Rainier Van Albert, Eumir Von Andrei, Alan, Jr. and Jason Arvi. Morales also ordered the filing of informations for nine counts of perjury against  Purisima for willfully and deliberately failing to disclose all of his properties in his Statement of Assets Liabilities and Net Worth (SALN) for 2006 to 2014. In the parallel administrative case, Purisima was found guilty of grave misconduct, serious dishonesty and acquisition of unexplained wealth and was ordered dismissed from the service. He had given his resignation on February 5 2015. In the event of separation from the service, the penalty is convertible to a fine equivalent to respondent’s salary for one year. DMS