NBI opens district office in Mandaue

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SERVICES of the National Bureau of Investigation in Central Visayas (NBI 7) have been brought closer to the public as it opened its first Cebu district office in Mandaue City on Monday, January 17, 2022.

NBI 7 Director Rennan Augustus Oliva said the new district office located at the Mandaue City Sports Complex will not only bring closer its clearance services but also the bureau's investigative and other technical services in fighting crime and corruption.

Apart from that, Oliva said the presence of the district office in the city will help further promote and strengthen peace and order, and economic growth in the locality.

"NBI Cebu district office symbolizes the desire to become more reachable to the common citizen," he said.

Oliva further stressed that senior citizens and persons with disability (PWD) can avail of the district office's mobile services in their respective barangays.

For his part, Arnel Pura, the supervising agent of the Mandaue City District Office, said the area of responsibility of the office also covers the city of Lapu-Lapu, Cordova town, Balamban, and the towns and cities in northern Cebu including those in Bantayan Island and Camotes Island.

NBI Director Eric Distor, in his statement read by Oliva, said the district is one of the 10 district offices they plan to open within the year in the country.

Distor said the move is in accordance with the requirement set by the Modernization and Reorganization Act of 2016, where NBI has to open district office in all 81 provinces in the country. (MKG)

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