The controversial resthouse owned by PNP chief Dir. Gen. Alan Purisima in Barangay Magpapalayok, San Leonardo, Nueva Ecija was opened to the media on Monday, October 6. Purisima is facing plunder complaints before the Office of the Ombudsman over alleged ill-gotten wealth. He has denied the charges. (MNS photo)

The controversial resthouse owned by PNP chief Dir. Gen. Alan Purisima in Barangay Magpapalayok, San Leonardo, Nueva Ecija was opened to the media on Monday, October 6. Purisima is facing plunder complaints before the Office of the Ombudsman over alleged ill-gotten wealth. He has denied the charges. (MNS photo)

SAN LEONARDO, Nueva Ecija (Mabuhay) – “Wala naman kaluho-luho ang bahay na ito. Talagang pinaghirapan niya itong bahay na ito.”

This was the statement of lawyer Toby Purisima, cousin of embattled Philippine National Police chief Director General Alan Purisima, during a media tour on the controversial property here.

Toby reiterated that his cousin’s house was “ordinary” and not a mansion as described by some media outlets.

’Pag nakita niyo naman napakasimple [ng mga] materyales ang ginamit dito… Hindi ito mansyon at mas marami pang bahay na mas maganda. Kung ano nadatnan niyo diyan yan na ‘yon. Ordinaryo natin ito matatawag,” he said.

The controversial resthouse owned by PNP chief Dir. Gen. Alan Purisima in Barangay Magpapalayok, San Leonardo, Nueva Ecija was opened to the media on Monday, October 6. Purisima is facing plunder complaints before the Office of the Ombudsman over alleged ill-gotten wealth. He has denied the charges. (MNS photo)

The controversial resthouse owned by PNP chief Dir. Gen. Alan Purisima in Barangay Magpapalayok, San Leonardo, Nueva Ecija was opened to the media on Monday, October 6. Purisima is facing plunder complaints before the Office of the Ombudsman over alleged ill-gotten wealth. He has denied the charges. (MNS photo)

He was referring to the 4.5-hectare property of the PNP chief located in Barangay Magpapalayok here. The P4-million property was acquired in 1998, while the main house was renovated in 2012.

The PNP chief’s camp invited members of the media to visit the controversial property to dispel reports that tagged the P2.7-million house as a mansion or a villa.

Aside from the 204-square meter main house that has five spacious rooms, the property has a four-room guest house, a gazebo, a small elevated kubo, a separate maid’s quarters and dirty kitchen, and a guard house.

It also has two kiddie pools, and two medium-sized swimming pools near the guest house.

The guest house and the pool has a tag price of P1.7 million.

The controversial resthouse owned by PNP chief Dir. Gen. Alan Purisima in Barangay Magpapalayok, San Leonardo, Nueva Ecija was opened to the media on Monday, October 6. Purisima is facing plunder complaints before the Office of the Ombudsman over alleged ill-gotten wealth. He has denied the charges. (MNS photo)

The controversial resthouse owned by PNP chief Dir. Gen. Alan Purisima in Barangay Magpapalayok, San Leonardo, Nueva Ecija was opened to the media on Monday, October 6. Purisima is facing plunder complaints before the Office of the Ombudsman over alleged ill-gotten wealth. He has denied the charges. (MNS photo)

There is also a spacious garden with at least 20 fruit bearing trees of mango, guava, and kamyas.

The landscaped garden also has a fountain and a small pond with a bridge.

The PNP chief is currently on hot water as he faces plunder, bribery, and graft charges over the Office of the Ombudsman in connection with  the renovation of the PNP chief’s official quarters in Camp Crame dubbed as “White House.” (MNS)