The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) represented by its Officer- In-charge, Eric B. Distor, and the Provincial Government of Bataan (PGB) represented by Gov. Albert S. Garcia, yesterday
signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) at The Bunker, by way of Sangguniang Panlalawigan ng Bataan Resolution No. 385 s.2019 to establish an NBI district office in the Municipality of Orani, Province of Bataan.
Initially, the PGB caused the construction of the NBI District Office, which apart from its regular investigative operations shall provide clearance services to the residents of the province, as well as with the establishment of the office, increase its capacity to investigate crimes or dangerous activities in the province.
The NBI being the premiere investigative arm of the government shall respond to the demands of the public to provide quality services to the people in terms of modern investigative and forensic services, undertake investigation of crimes and other offenses committed against the laws of the country.
In his message, Gov. Abet Garcia said that he’s very proud and honored to forge a partnership with NBI headed by Director Eric B. Distor. He added that before, Bataenos need to travel to Olongapo City, San Fernando, and even in Manila just to get an NBI clearance; but with the satellite offices in Balanga City and another at FAB Mariveles, and now a district office, this means more convenience for our constituents in securing clearances. He also believes that the fully operational district office will assure the people of Bataan, a more peaceful and orderly province which will result to more economic progress.
Deputy Director for Administrative Services (DDAS) Atty Rachel Angeles said that it is more of them thanking Gov. Garcia for the partnership and the milestone, and assured the people of Bataan of continued world-class commitment. She is likewise looking forward to the establishment of a training center for their investigators, forensic and intelligence personnel.