Alan Purisima

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Dir. Gen.
Alan Purisima
Chief of the Philippine National Police
In office
December 17, 2012 – February 5, 2015
President Benigno Aquino III
Preceded by Nicanor Bartolome
Succeeded by Leonardo Espina (interim)
Personal details
Born Alan La Madrid Purisima
(1959-11-21) November 21, 1959 (age 58)
San Ildefenso, Ilocos Sur[1]
Nationality Filipino
Spouse(s) Maria Ramona Lydia Isidoro Purisima
Alma mater Philippine Military Academy
Manuel L. Quezon University
Military service
Allegiance  Philippines
Service/branch Philippine National Police / Philippine Constabulary
Rank General Director General

Alan La Madrid Purisima MPA (born November 21, 1959) [1] is a former Filipino police officer. He served as Philippine National Police Chief between December 17, 2012 and February 5, 2015.

Early life[edit]

Purisima grew up in San Ildefonso, Ilocos Sur.[1]

He was the executive officer of the Special Reaction Unit from 1988-1989.[2]


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.[1]


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.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Alan Purisima is married to Maria Ramona Lydia Isidoro Purisima, with whom he has four sons.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Profile: Director-General Alan La Madrid Purisima of the Philippine National Police". Philippine Official Gazette. Retrieved 8 March 2014. 
  2. ^ "In the Know: PNP Director General Alan Purisima, page A15, Philippine Daily Inquirer, October 2, 2014.
  3. ^ Cayabyab, Marc Jayson (30 June 2015). "Purisima, Petrasanta, 9 other PNP officers dismissed from service". Retrieved 1 July 2015.