Purisima remains a cop even after resigning

By , on February 11, 2015


Resigned PNP Chief Alan Purisima at the Senate hearing on the Mamasapano clash (screenshot from Rappler footage)
Resigned PNP Chief Alan Purisima at the Senate hearing on the Mamasapano clash (screenshot from Rappler footage)

MANILA — Director General Alan Purisima will remain a member of the Philippine National Police even after resigning from his post.

Purisima only resigned from his position but not from service, according to PNP spokesperson Chief Supt. Generoso Cerbo Jr.

“He is still a policeman. Once his preventive suspension is over, he is still a police officer but he has no more designation,” Cerbo said in a press briefing in Camp Crame.

In other words, Purisima will remain a member of the 150,000-strong force of PNP, receiving a salary and benefits of more than P100,000 a month after he serve his six-month preventive suspension.

The director general receives P67,500 monthly salary, P33,750 in longevity pay and other benefits including a quarterly allowance, subsistence allowance, clothing allowance, hazard pay, cost of living allowance, additional compensation and laundry allowance.

After his preventive suspension which will be over in June, Purisima will still be given at least P107,531.50 a month.

Purisima, who was questioned for his involvement in the Mamasapano encounter which caused the death of 44 Special Action Force (SAF) commandos already resigned from his post.

His resignation was announced by President Aquino last Friday.