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NBI chief retained

June 11, 2023 Hector Lawas 284 views

THE Office of the Executive Secretary extended the term of National Bureau of Investigation chief Medardo de Lemos.

Despite his reaching the mandatory retirement age of 65 last June 8, Executive Secretary Lucas Bersamin granted an extension of service to De Lemos through a memorandum order dated June 9.

This decision was prompted by a letter from Justice Secretary Jesus Crispin Remulla, dated June 7 requesting the extension of De Lemos’ tenure as the head of the NBI.

De Lemos will serve until the end of the President’s term, “unless his service is terminated earlier,” stated the memorandum.

De Lemos, a lawyer and seasoned officer, has demonstrated his commitment to public service throughout his nearly four decades of dedicated work.

He assumed the position of NBI chief on August 1 and also serves as a regular lecturer at the Philippine Judicial Academy, providing expertise on the use of deadly force in security training for judges.

The NBI, which operates as the investigative arm of the Department of Justice (DOJ), plays a crucial role in law enforcement and maintaining public safety.