Distor submits NBI accomplishment report to PBBM

June 11, 2022 Marlon Purification 411 views

THE National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) has recently submitted its accomplishment for the last two years to the incoming president of the Philippines, Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos, Jr.

NBI Officer-in-Charge (OIC) Director Eric Distor started his report by congratulating and extending their “support” to the 17th president of the Republic of the Philippines, then laying down the list of accomplishments.

“Please allow this humble representation to walk you through the Bureau’s current affairs and capabilities, and visions as it commits to continuously improve itself being the premier investigative agency of the government, and to consistently deliver quality services to the public, thus, contributing to the overall achievement of this beloved country’s aspirations,” said Distor.

Innovations in the Finance and Administrative division of NBI were made by procuring equipment and systems that will make them more responsive to modern demands.

Partnership with local government units (LGUs) and private businesses has helped the Bureau operate and maintain not less than 131 Clearance and Satellite Clearance centers.

“It has procured new law enforcement, intelligence, forensic, technical, and administrative equipment, and systems in the amount of over P300 million in order to become responsive to modern demands,” Distor added.

The NBI also continues to strengthen its personnel by creating a policy framework to comply with the ISO (International Organization for Standardization) standards for quality.

“From January 2022 to present, not less than 189 personnel were deemed qualified for either promotion to the next rank and appointed as regular employees from casual and job order personnel, the largest number of personnel advancement in the Bureau’s history within a span of a few months,” he stressed.

As mandated, the NBI, for the past two years, has been tasked to undertake efficient detection and investigation of crimes and other offenses against the laws of the Philippines.

Despite the challenge law enforcement is facing, the NBI was able to accomplish tons of high-profile cases.

Among these is the seizure of 1.6 tons of shabu worth P11 billion in Infanta, Quezon. Because of this, OIC Distor and eight other NBI officials were awarded by President Rodrigo Roa Duterte the Order of Lapu-Lapu.

Diego La Fuente, a Spanish national killed in Siargao, Corporal Winston Ragos case, Jolo-Sulu case where four members of the Army Intelligence were killed by police in an apparent “misencounter”, death of high-profile inmates at the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor), the controversial “Pastillas” case – 18 officers and employees of the Bureau of Immigration (BI) were dismissed by the Department of Justice (DOJ).

Chinese Macau-style kidnapping case, Justice Normandie Pizarro case, the arrest of suspect Fausto Edgar Peralta – who killed Atty. Luis Wee, Christine Dacera Case, credit card heist, PNP-PDEA shootout in Quezon City, “Bloody Sunday” killing were joint elements of the PNP (Philippine National Police), and AFP (Armed Forces of the Philippines) conducted several raids in the Calabarzon (Cavite/Laguna/Batangas/Rizal/Quezon) area targeting activist groups and individuals.

Calbayog Mayor Ronaldo Aquino case, Bohol chocolate money scam, bank hacking and international credit card syndicate, missing “sabungeros” (cockfighting aficionados), Catherine Lee Murder case, Tagum Gold Rigen money scam, human trafficking, and anti-terrorism cases, and many more.

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the NBI has procured health-related products, equipment, medicines, and supplies.

Due to the proactive measures engaged by the NBI, the rate of possible infection among its personnel and clients was greatly minimized.

Distor further stressed that the NBI will continue to “contribute to the national pursuit to uplift the lives of the Filipinos.”