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Purisima: PNP no place for corrupt cops

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Newly installed PNP Director General Alan Purisima

“To those involved in corruption, get out now!”

That’s the first order of Alan Purisima, a close friend of President Aquino, issued Tuesday upon assuming the leadership of the Philippine National Police.

Purisima replaced Director General Nicanor Bartolome, who bowed out of service three months ahead of his mandatory retirement, at the President’s behest.

In his speech after he was sworn in as the 18th chief of the PNP, the former security aide of the President vowed to lead the policemen in treading Mr. Aquino’s matuwid na daan (straight path).

“We shall start by being true to ourselves. We shall start by espousing the truth and nothing but the truth. We should also stay true to our sworn duty to protect the people and fight for justice,” Purisima said at the turnover of command ceremonies at Camp Crame, headquarters of the 148,000-member PNP.

A graduate of the Philippine Military Academy (Class 1981), Purisima was a member of the Presidential Security Group assigned to protect the family of the late President Corazon Aquino.

At the age of 53, he will be one then longest-serving PNP chiefs. He will occupy the post until Nov. 21, 2015.

Worthy successor

In his speech, Bartolome said his replacement was a “worthy successor” and expressed confidence that Purisima “will carry on as well with the same dedication and commitment to the ideals of the police service.”

“As I carried on from where my predecessor left off, I now step down confident in the fact that I am relinquishing command over the PNP to an officer who has the same heart and passion for service,” Bartolome said.

Bartolome, who thanked the President for giving him the chance to lead the PNP for one year and three months, proudly noted that the national police was able to fully meet its requirement for short firearms during his tenure.

“I am pleased to say that accountability and transparency in the police force now characterize all stages of procurement,” he said.

“We focused on the continuous development of competencies, the enhancement of individual skills and specialization with a premium on investigation, resource management and disaster response skills.”

Bartolome turned emotional as he thanked his family and the retired members of his personal staff who, he said, “filled me with great and colorful memories of battles won and lost.”

Leadership agenda

Purisima spelled out his leadership agenda which, he said, would be anchored on defining the role of every police officer and enhancing their skills as law enforcers.

“We shall enhance the competence of each and every police officer. We shall undertake organization development and reforms. We shall instill discipline within the ranks,” he said.

He said the PNP under his command would also push for “excellence in the performance of our duties and institute professionalism at all levels of the organization.”

“Through this strategic focus, we will bring to the fore a new breed of professional police officers who share one vision and objectives. Professional police officers who are resolutely bonded by the PNP core values and principles,” Purisima said.

Under his watch, Purisima said the PNP would implement a “no multitasking policy and system” in all police units nationwide.

“This system … defines the role of each and every policeman, a role for every position that shall contribute to the overall attainment of the unit’s mission,” he said.

Purisima said he introduced this system and conducted an organization audit when he served as director of the National Capital Region Police Office from May 2011 until August this year.

“We found out that there were many weaknesses, such as duplication of jobs, unnecessary and tedious processes, too many personnel assigned to perform menial tasks and other dysfunctions which have encouraged inefficiency, delinquency and irregularity,” he said.

“How do we ensure we keep the organization’s cutting edge at its sharpest? We have to maintain our strategic focus.”


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  • Bull88

    If the New Chief is as good as P-Noy and can sustain and implement his “strategic focus”, there is still hope for the police. We who continue to be victims of harassment and character assassination by police in the company of “jueteng politicians” may also have hope that the truth shall set us free. 

  • regd

    Spoken like a true politician!

  • Summerspice

     Kadikit pala nya si Noynoy kaya siya na-appoint as Chief.Sige tingnan natin kung mahinto nya ang jueteng.Pag hiindi dapat palitan sya.

  • julymorning

    SANA PANINDIGAN MO YANG DAKDAK MO PURISIMA. KASI SA PORSYENTO NG MGA PULIS, 1 PERCENT LANG ANG PULIS NA MATINO, YUNG 99 PORSYENTO AY MGA KOTONG AT GUNGGONG, HOLDUPER, CARNAPER, PUSHER, AT MADAMI PANG IBA. SEGURO NAMAN ALAM MO YAN KASI PALAGI NAMANG LAMAN NG BALITA ANG MGA MAGAGALING MONG PULIS, DAW!!! ANG LALAKI NG MGA SWELDO NG MGA WALANG SILBING MGA HUNGHANG NA IRE PERO NAGAGAWA PA DING MANGLOKO NG MGA TAONG DAPAT PINROPOTEKTAHAN NILA.

  • randyaltarejos

    Please use the whip of the PNP intelligence network in order to identify and tail those police officials involved in getting monthly portection money from jueteng lords.

  • kaheega

    GOODLUCK sa mga plano mo chief!!!!!!!!

  • pulis

    Puring , sabi mo lang yan! Toto-o bang hindi ka tumanggap ng Jueting payola? E yung porma mo pa lang parang Jueting Lord na E…De ba ikaw pa ang runner ni Espino noong under ka nya? Roxas kotaminado na itong mga PMAers na ‘to..Dapat disqualified na ang mga ‘to..

  • dikoy321

    Views from Germany:

    Let us SUPPORT PNP Chief Alan Purisima who promises to rid the service of CORRUPT members!

    Even in a small family, or in a small organization with say, 10 members, when the leader says he will correct past wrongs and rid the organization of corrupt members, the promise could be difficult to fulfill.  Moreso when the new leader gets NO SUPPORT from his other members!  Alone, a Leader will be LEFT-OUT like a “Basang Sisiw!”  With the SUPPORT of the Nation and the Citizenry, much could be ACHIEVED !

    Countrymen, LET US SUPPORT PNP Chief Alan Purisima in his NOBLE Plans, even as we give him the CHANCE to make GOOD his promises!  The GOOD it Brings to the Nation will ultimately REDOUND to the Benefit of all citizens !  If we let the PNP Chief work alone, he CANNOT eradicate COrruption !

    So, instead of Complaining, Let us pull our Sleeves Up and DO OUR PART, with no Ulterior Motives nor expectation of Rewards !

    Fighting DEEP-ROOTED Corruption is NO EASY TASK !  Taking out the corrupt is as DEADLY as fighting an UNKNOWN Enemy who is perhaps hiding his true motives, like a WOLF dressed in SHEEP’s clothing !

    P-Noy also is Honest and Clean !  We all know that !  But he has limitations too !  P-Noy can NOT do everything to move the Country forward!  He NEEDS our Continued Support !  –  He could NOT collect Taxes like Commissioner Kim Henares, box like Pacquiao, audit like Heidi Mendoza, sing like Charice, sweep MM streets like the Metro Manila Aide, legislate like Speaker Belmonte, run the DILG like Sec Jessie Robredo, head the Philippine Army like Lt Gen Bautista, and so on and so forth!

    The same is True with our well-intentioned New PNP Chief Alan Purisima.  He also NEEDS our Support and Help !  For example:  If you know a Corrupt police officer or a dishonest one, Report agad sa PNP Office nearest you !

    Time to ACT is NOW !  We OWE this to our Country and to our Countrymen !

    Forward Philippines !!!

    • nti_boohaya

      I like your intentions.  Now follow it up by pointing out the politicians and the cops, especially the officers,  who are on the take or who are tolerating jueteng in your hometown.  File necessary cases and rest assured, we will follow your lead.  Until then, just like the chiefs before your man, ningas cogon lang yan.  I believe in the addage:  Monkey see, monkey do.  If the leaders and those who enforce the laws, like the cops, don’t do away with the culture of corruption, how do you expect the citezentry to act?  It remains more fun in the motherland despite the widespread corruption at every level of the government.

  • kalikasanipagtanggol

    Sige nga chief para makumbinsi mo ako unahin mo ang caloocan na maraming hulidap, kotong cop……sa crame marami din chief sa CIDG lalo na yung mga humuhuli sa mga may kaso…..

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4C2SFYIH52Y2KR7QPZPHJO2XQQ sl1

    Hope that this will be the start of truly clean PNP that every citizen will be proud of!

  • tata_boy

    Paano na iyong mga patron ng jueteng, drugs at sidewalk vendors? Ningas cogon ka lang.

  • tanga_hanga_ni_abnoy

    boss tsip amo, baka bukas wala na papasok n mga lespu kung ganun? boss, papasok pa ba kayo bukas?

  • Loggnat

    Good luck, tow the line of righteousness, and keep your focus on the goal which is to plant the seed that will grow into a modern, professional, and trusted PNP. The Lord be your guide.

  • GlenMJacob

    I really hope this guy will walk the talk. He need to show to the people his walk so people can start trusting them from which they will need help.

  • mad_as_Hamlet

    I hope new PNP Chief Alan Purisima is not secretly a coward at heart.

    I have for quite a long time tended to think that PMA graduates who opted to serve with the PNP and not the AFP are really cowardly and materialistic.  Although, as to the latter trait, most end up just the same, whether in the PNP or the AFP.  Especially those who join the Masons.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/BV6DWTSUHKJGFANJJ5P3WPPTQM Paul

    ilan ang matitira sa inyo. haha
     

  • boybakal

    Purisima: PNP NO PLACE FOR CORRUPT COPS…

    Swerte ng mga Kriminal…..hindi pala sila ang focus ng bagong Chief kundi mga police.

  • $26606290

    magkamukha nga kayo ni Pnoy. hanapon mo muna leeg mo baka ka magdeclare ng kung ano ano.

  • delpillar

    pakidag-dagdag po ang laban sa infidelity lalo ng mga Commissioned Officers ng PNP.

    Many sation commanders specially with ranks from Captain, Major Lt.Col etc have concubine or mistresses.

    The maintenance money allotted and given to concubines and mistresses are are expensive up to the points that these officers are now involved in crimes such as KFR, extortion, drugs etc. There are times, and there were times actually, that the collectors and treasurers of those money from BAD ACTIVITIES, were the concubines/mistresses themselves.

    The infidelity of the CO police members destroyed eventually the society as well as their respective LEGAL families.

  • marivon

    Chief – baka maubos mga pulis mo pag sumunod silang lahat sa marching orders mo.

  • geminimind

    Wolves in sheep’s clothing are hardly noticeable until someone howls at them then you know that they are one of the same.

  • KonsensyaNgBayan

    PNP Director General Nicanor Bartolome Maraming Salamat po sa inyong maikli at tapat na paglilingkod…Sana`y mahigitan ng bagong pinuno ang inyong nagawa…Mabuhay po kayo Dir Nic Bartolome!!..

  • Summerspice

    Ilan kaya ang maiiwan sa PNP?

  • jeffrey_01

    hahaha. 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/JJQWTLMZH3NNIE2IJ46AOZAXAE Hannah Blake

     Purisima: PNP no place for corrupt cops

    Kapag pinatupad ito, 70%-80% ng cops wala na. Kunting na lang maiiwang pulis! Pati PNP chief wala na din! hahahah

  • santosboi

    Sir magsample ka ng mataas na opisyal ng police… para kabahan yun mga gustong maging hunggang.

  • tukmoldinako

    nauuna kasi ang pangako, magtrabaho ka at ipakita mo, baka pangako mo sa kangkungan lang makarating pag matataas na general na nakabangga mo, lol

  • superlucky2

    According to Purisima: ” PNP NO PLACE FOR CORRUPT COPS” Dito sa lugar namin lahat ng pulis corrupt.

  • disqusted0fu

    too good to be true! first day on the job as PNP chief, Purisima immediately follows the footsteps of his boss, President Aquino, by saying make-believe statements.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Isaganilla-Gella/100003610474613 Isaganilla Gella

    Nagiging CORRUPT ANG ISANG POLICE PAG NAGING CLOSE IN BODYGUARD NG MGA KAWATAN NA LGU OFFICIAL”HINDI  NKAKARATING AGAD ANG REKLAMO DAHIL HINAHARASS AGAD SA BAYAN PA LANG” ANG POLICE TAGA PANGALAGA AT PROTECTOR NG MAMAYAN ..HINDI IYONG TINATAKOT ANG MAMAYAN”



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