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Ombudsman’s Suspension of Purisima Ends

The Office of the Ombudsman’s six-month preventive suspension order to Police Director General ALAN PURISIMA, resigned Philippine National Police Chief ends on June 4, 2015.

Therefore, the PNP informs the public that all police officials who were preventively suspended by virtue of an order from the Office of the Ombudsman can return to active duty after the termination of their suspension order.

Consequently, PDG PURISIMA resigned as PNP Chief in February 2015 after the Mamasapano incident on January 25. Hereafter, PDDG LEONARDO D ESPINA was designated as Officer-In-Charge of the PNP. PDG PURISIMA cannot go back as the PNP chief because he resigned the position.

Likewise, upon the end of his suspension, PDG PURISIMA will be temporarily detailed at the Police Holding and Administrative Unit (PHAU) pending the decision of the Senior Officers Placement and Promotions Board (SOPPB) on what assignment they will be detailed to.

The PNP assures the public that the return of these police officials will not affect the organization and its operational work. The PNP will continue to perform its mandated duties in ensuring the safety and security of the country and all of its citizens.

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