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Purisima SALN shows net worth down in 2013

By: - Reporter / @MAgerINQ
/ 05:51 PM September 30, 2014
PNP Director General Alan Purisima. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO/EDWIN BACASMAS

PNP Director General Alan Purisima. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines — Philippine National Police Director  Alan Purisima’s joint statement of assets, liabilities and net worth (SALN) with his wife showed that their net worth  went down in 2013 after buying two luxury vehicles — including  a Land Cruiser worth P1.5 million only.

From P8.924 million in 2012, the couple’s net worth went down to P6.563 million as of December 31, 2013, according to copies of their SALN furnished to Senate reporters on Tuesday.

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The couple declared total assets of P17.264 million in 2013 but with liabilities amounting to P10.7 million.

They listed six real properties —  three  house and lots in  Caloocan  City, a lot in San Ildefonso, Ilocos Sur, one house  and lot in San Leonardo, Nueva Ecija, and one condominium unit in Cubao, Quezon City.

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One of the house and lots in Caloocan City was bought in 1991 at P472,000; another was bought in 1993 at P400,000, and the third property was bought in 1998 also at P472,000.

The Ilocos Sur lot was bought in 2001 at P300,000 while the Nueva Ecija property was bought in 2002 at P1.2 million.

The real properties totaled P4.044 million.

Under the “personal properties” of their SALN were several   vehicles, including a Toyota Land Cruiser, Toyota Hi-lux, Toyota Innova, Alphard, and  a Starex. They bought the Land Cruiser and Alphard in 2013 at P1.5 million, and P3.2 million, respectively.

But it was the cost of the Land Cruiser that caught the attention of Senator Grace Poe during Tuesday’s hearing of the Senate committee on public order while she was asking the PNP chief about his SALN.

“Sa’n po kayo nakabili ng Land Cruiser na 2013 na P1.5 million? Parang marami pong magkakainterest po dyan,”  Poe asked.

“Ito pong Land Cruiser na ito, your honor, ay nabili ko mismo sa dealer ng Land Cruiser dito po sa San Fernando, Pampanga, na nagkataon po ay nagbigay po ng malaking diskwento sa Land Cruiser na ito noong panahon na iyon,” Purisima said.

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Poe then asked if the dealer had a contract with the PNP,  Purisima answered  no, pointing out that the vehicle was a Prado model, and not a regular Land Cruiser.

“So Prado ito?  Kahit na ba?  Sabihin nating P4 million ito, malaki pa rin yung diskwentong naibigay sa inyo,” said the senator.

In the SALN, the couple also declared under the “personal properties” bank deposits amounting to P2.250 million.

The total personal properties totaled P9.230 million.

The couple, however, declared P10.7 million liabilities including car loans for Starex, Hi-lux, and  Alphard, and personal loan amounting to P4.5 million.

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