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Purisima to face the senate hearing on Mamasapano case


Malacanang announced that  ex-Philippine National Police chief Alan Purisima will have to undergo an investigation by Office of the Ombudsman since he only only resigned as the head of the PNP and not from active service.

Purisima and relieved Special Action Force commander Chief  Supt. Getulio Pascual Napeñas are slated to appear in today’s Senate hearing on the Mamasapano incident which resulted the  lives of 44 police commandos.
Purisima                                       Roxas

Aside from Purisima, Interior and Local Government Secretary Manuel Roxas II and PNP officer-in-charge Deputy Director General Leonardo Espina, who said they were kept in the dark about the top-secret operation to take out Malaysian terrorist Zulkifli bin Hir alias Marwan,  confirmed their attendance at the inquiry.

Purisima state in his undated resignation letter,  he was stepping down as PNP chief to give Aquino “more room to act and move” to address the fallout from the Jan. 25 Mamasapano clash, which is affecting the whole nation.

“The past few days have been very difficult for me, my family and friends. I can only surmise that things may have been even more difficult for you, Mr. President,” said Purisima, who promised the public in a television interview that he will present in the Senate hearings on the Mamasapano clash.

Coloma said the President is on search for Purisima’s replacement, and that his choice will base on with his  vision   to strengthen the PNP.