[Press Release] Purisima chance to be honest has passed, must be charged -BMP

Purisima chance to be honest has passed, must be charged

A MILITANT labor group assailed national police chief Allan Purisima and called his “open house” invitation to the members of the press as an attempt to cover-up his non-declaration and dishonesty in his Statement of Assets Liabilities and Net worth (SALN).

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“The mere fact that his Nueva Ecija estate and poultry farm were not declared in his SALN is already in direct violation of Republic Act 6713. There is no more use for the people to view the contents of his house, Gie Relova of Bukluran ng Manggagawang Pilipino (BMP) insisted.

“The admission of his non-declaration of properties and construction of the White House in Camp Crame only came after people from Aparri to Jolo knew about it watching Ted Failon’s show. His succeeding and defensive statements even before the Senate and attempts to project “simplicity” of lifestyle must be considered moot and academic,” Relova added.

The BMP leader suggested that the controversial general to “do the honorable. Lying to a single public document is tantamount to lying to the entire nation”.

The labor group reiterated its call for all public officials to “disclose all” and no longer wait for lifestyle check be implemented or charges be filed before them or even an expose by the media. The call to “disclose all” was made during the height of the impeachment case against former Chief Justice Renato Corona.

“It is their sworn duty to the tax-paying public to be above-board everyday till the day they retire from public office then it is also logical for them to be forthright in their annual declarations,” he added.

The militant leader also took a swipe at the agencies like the Office of the Ombudsman. He claimed that the agency is “again sitting in its fat ass” for taking so much time before taking the appropriate administrative measures and civil charges filed.

“Why has Purisima not been charged? Why are they allowing a graft case to be “eaten alive” by a Senate Committee and members of the press before they start acting upon their mandate?. Their inaction is inexcusable, he said.”

Relova cited that even former Chief Justice Renato Corona was treated as an ordinary public servant then.

“The same heavy-handed treatment must be used against Purisima. No exception, even if President Aquino has vouched for him. Aquino is not the law, contrary to what he thinks he is, Relova asserted”.

Press Release
06 October 2014
Ref. Gie Relova 0915-2862555
Bukluran ng Manggagawang Pilipino

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