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Purisima opens ‘ordinary house’ to media

/ 08:11 AM October 06, 2014
PNP Director General Alan Purisima's property in San Leonardo, Nueva Ecija

PNP Director General Alan Purisima’s property in San Leonardo, Nueva Ecija. PHOTO from PNP Public Information Office

MANILA, Philippines – The controversial property of Philippine National Police (PNP) Director General Alan Purisima in San Leonardo town, Nueva Ecija province will be opened to the media on Monday to belie claims that his property is a “luxurious estate” or a “mansion.”

Around 80 members of the media accompanied by PNP Public Information Office head Senior Superintendent Wilben Mayor will be given a tour inside Purisima’s 4.7-hectare property.

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Purisima’s alleged mansion estimated to cost around P50 million ‎has been the one of the subjects of plunder complaints filed against him before the Office of the Ombudsman.

But the beleaguered PNP chief said his 204-squaremeter ‎house with a swimming pool on a 4.7-hectare land was just an “ordinary house improved through the years.”

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His counsels are expected to face the media in Nueva Ecija‎ and present documents to prove that the property was worth ‎P3.7 million only.

Last Thursday, Purisima faced the media after weeks of silence to deny reports that he lived a luxurious lifestyle ‎with his “hidden mansion” and poultry farm in the towns of San Leonardo and Palayan.

In the press briefing, he dropped names of some ABSCBN television and radio personalities ‎and blasted them for calling his property “a mansion and villa.”

He particularly took a swipe at news anchor Ted ‎Failon, who first exposed in his show “Failon Ngayon” Purisima’s Nueva Ecija properties.

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