VP Binay to Purisima: Why resign, if you did not commit any transgression

Vice President Jejomar Binay is not satisfied with what former Philippine National Police Chief Alan Purisima did. “Former PNP chief Alan Purisima made the nation wait for 12 days. Almost two weeks had passed before he decided to speak up.”

“And when he did, it was only to vaguely deny his participation in the planning and implementation of the police operation in Mamasapano, Maguindanao on January 25,” Vice President Binay adds in his statement.

“It should be clarified and emphasized that he resigned his post as chief of the PNP and not as a member of the police force since this is not allowed by law because of a pending complaint against him.”

The Vice President also wants to know “if he did not commit any transgression as he claims to be, then why did he resign from his post?”

Binay once again called for “an independent fact-finding commission created by law, it is incumbent on all Filipinos to closely monitor the proceedings to ensure that they are transparent, fair and non-partisan even if the main person involved is a close friend of the President.”