'Rest house,' poultry linked to PNP chief

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Sep 21 2014 07:24 PM | Updated as of Sep 24 2014 02:21 AM

MANILA - A consumer rights group is urging Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Alan Purisima to make public his statement of assets, liabilities and net worth (SALN).
 
The Coalition of Filipino Consumers said Purisima has several properties including a rest house in San Leonardo, Nueva Ecija and a poultry farm in Barangay Macatbong in Cabanatuan City.
 
Staff members of "Failon Ngayon" went to the Civil Service Commission (CSC) to get a copy of Purisima's SALN but were told that they should go to the Office of the President (OP) to get a copy. 
 
However, the OP also did not have a copy of Purisima's SALN.
 
Residents of San Leonardo told Failon Ngayon that a rest house in the area is allegedly owned by Purisima.
 
But when the group went to the Office of the Municipal Assessor of San Leonardo to ask about the controversial property, they were given a certificate showing that Purisima does not own any real property in town.
 
Meanwhile, the Office of the City Assessor of Cabanatuan City said the poultry farm in Barangay Macatbong is "owned" by Rainier Van Albert Purisima, one of the four sons of the PNP chief.
 
Rainier is a registered nurse and is also the owner of a general merchandise store in Cavite.
 
After a few weeks, "Failon Ngayon" received a message from CSC Chairman Francis Duque saying he has a copy of Purisima's SALN. He said the document was included in several SALNs submitted by the PNP Human Resources Office.
 
Purisima's SALN listed several properties including a house and lot in Caloocan City, a condominium unit in Cubao, Quezon City, a vacant lot in Ilocos Sur, and the property in San Leonardo, Nueva Ecija.
 
However, the SALN does not include the multimillion poultry farm in Cabanatuan City. -- Failon Ngayon, ABS-CBN, September 20, 2014