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Alan Purisima

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President  Benigno Aquino III
Preceded by  Raul Bacalzo

Nationality  Filipino
Name  Alan Purisima
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Succeeded by  Leonardo Espina (interim)
Full Name  Alan La Madrid Purisima
Born  November 21, 1959 (age 56) San Ildefenso, Ilocos Sur (1959-11-21)
Spouse(s)  Maria Ramona Lydia Isidoro Purisima
Alma mater  Philippine Military Academy Manuel L. Quezon University
Education  Manuel L. Quezon University, Philippine Military Academy

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Alan La Madrid Purisima MPA (born November 21, 1959) is a former Filipino police officer. He served as Director General of the Philippine National Police between December 17, 2012 and February 5, 2015.


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Early life

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Purisima grew up in San Ildefonso, Ilocos Sur.

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He was the executive officer of the Special Reaction Unit from 1988-1989.


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After finishing high school, Purisima entered the Philippine Military Academy in 1977 and graduated from the academy in 1981. After his graduation from military academy he joined the Philippine Constabulary. He graduated from the Manuel L. Quezon University in 1995. He earned a Masters of Public Administration degree from the university.


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On June 30, 2015, he was dismissed from service by the Office of the Ombudsman over the alleged involvement in a ₱100-million anomalous deal between the Philippine National Police and WerFast Documentary Agency, Inc, a private courier company.

Personal life

Alan Purisima is married to Maria Ramona Lydia Isidoro Purisima, with whom he has four sons.


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