MANILA – Following his recent failure to attend the Senate hearings, Philippine National Police director general Alan Purisima is now showing up to answer charges of plunder, corruption and bribery raised against him.
A day before his appearance in the Senate, Volunteers against Crime and Corruption (VACC) filed a third complaint against Purisima.
The watchdog is charging Purisima of accumulating P120 million in unexplained wealth.
Meanwhile, according to Senior Supt. Wilben Mayor, the newly appointed PNP spokesman, Purisima was invited by Sen. Grace Poe for a senate committee hearing on public order.
“The PNP chief will attend the said hearing. He will clarify all issues before the Senate,” Mayor said in a press briefing in Camp Crame.
Purisima, who earlier failed to attend Senate hearings, returned from a four-day conference on kidnapping and extortion in Bogota, Colombia.
“Let us remember that he just arrived from abroad late Sunday night. He might be suffering from jet lag, so let us give consideration for that,” Mayor said.