The officers and employees of the National Bureau of Investigation- Cordillera Administration Region (NBI-CAR) got a morale booster after being recognized as the Best Organizational Unit of the Year Regional Operations Service and swopping all the individual awards in the regional office category during the 79th Anniversary celebration of the bureau held on November 13, 2015 at the NBI Head Office in Manila.
Newly appointed Secretary of Justice ALFREDO BENJAMIN S. CAGUIOA presented the plaque of recognition to the NBI-CAR team headed by Regional Director ROMULO Z. ASIS and Assistant Regional Director PEDRO C. ROQUE JR. The recipients of individual awards are Senior Agent LORENZO C. LAB-AS, Special Investigator RODERICK JOHN R. PANAY and DR. RONALD R. BANDONILL, who won as Agent of the year, Special Investigator of the year and Best Employee of the year, respectively. The awards are given after a meticulous and thorough evaluation by the NBI Program on Awards and Incentives for Service Excellence.
Among the significant accomplishments of the NBI-CAR are the seizure of 139.15 kilos of marijuana products in a checkpoint at Kennon Road in January of this year(2015); apprehension of personalities engaged in the proliferation of spurious land titles; and filing of Syndicated Estafa and violation of Securities Regulation Code charges before the Prosecutor’s Office of Baguio City and Benguet against individuals involved in investment scams that resulted in the defraudation of 672 complainants in the amount of more than Php271,000,000.00. It is also the first NBI office in the country to adopt innovative measures for the convenience of clearance applicants such as free WiFi access and free online clearance application on site.
Proposed resolutions commending the NBI-CAR and the individual awardees are now pending at the City Council of Baguio City.
The NBI-CAR is the “back to back” awardee (Best Regional Office) for 2014 and 2015 and the “Grand Slam” winner for 2015./PIA-CAR