Ex-NBI director Gierran is new PhilHealth chief

Darryl John Esguerra - Reporter / @DJEsguerraINQ 08/31/2020

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte has named former National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) Director Dante Gierran as the new head of the embattled Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth). Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana confirmed this in a…

NBI expects 100 more complainants against illegal recruiter

Alven Marie A. Timtim 08/08/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — At least 100 more complainants are expected to file their complaints against April Jade Sagun, 35, of Barangay Dumlog Talisay City, who was arrested for illegal recruitment and estafa. Initially, four individuals had…

NBI nabs unauthorized seller of rapid test kits

Alven Marie A. Timtim 06/22/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The National Bureau of Investigation Central Visayas Regional Office (NBI-CEVRO) is now preparing charges against a 30-year-old man who was caught in an entrapment operation in Barangay Capitol Site, here, at past 9…

PRO-7 probing groups possibly behind ‘Kill Duterte’ posts on FB

Alven Marie A. Timtim 05/16/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Police are investigating if the Facebook posts about people offering money to kill President Rodrigo Duterte is a “political move”. Police Brigadier General Albert Ignatius Ferro, director of Police Regional Office in Central…

COVID-19: NBI eyes use of Singapore’s mobile app for contact tracing

Tetch Torres-Tupas - INQUIRER.net 03/30/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) on Monday said it is coordinating with their digital forensic counterpart in Singapore about the use of mobile app TraceTogether as it looks for ways to simplify and hasten…

Another online seller busted for selling overpriced alcohol

Alven Marie A. Timtim and Paul Lauro 03/28/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Another online seller was arrested for allegedly selling bottles of overpriced alcohol at around 11 a.m. of March 28, 2020 in a parking lot of a Mandaue City mall. Eric Egas Pollescas of…

P882 million worth of cigarettes with fake BIR stamps seized

Froilan Gallardo 01/22/2020

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY- Agents from the Bureau of Internal Revenue and National Bureau of Investigation raided two warehouses here on Tuesday afternoon and confiscated P882 million worth of cigarettes with fake BIR stamps. BIR Region 10…

P10.5-M worth of shabu seized in two anti-illegal drug operations

Alven Marie Timtim and Paul Lauro 11/09/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A total of 1.5 kilos of shabu with an estimated Dangerous Drugs Board (DDB) value of P10.5 million were seized by the National Bureau of Investigation in Central Visayas (NBI-7) in two separate…

NBI willing to coordinate with the CHR but…

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 10/30/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Lawyer Tomas Enrile, the director of the National Bureau of Investigation in Central Visayas (NBI-7), said they are willing to coordinate with the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) on the investigation of the ambush-slay of…

NBI-7 to begin probe on Navarro’s death

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 10/30/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The National Bureau of Investigation in Central Visayas (NBI-7) will begin its investigation on the ambush-slay of Clarin, Misamis Occidental Mayor David Navarro, who was ambushed in Cebu City last October 25, 2019. The NBI…

NBI in Bohol province nabs 2; recovers P400K shabu, 5 fully grown marijuana plants

Paul Lauro and Gresheen Gift Libby 09/07/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Law enforcers in Bohol province have been tailing Michael Zarate on suspicions that he was peddling illegal drugs. But Zarate, a high value target, eluded arrest during a buy-bust operation Friday night, September…

IBP Cebu City to tap NBI-7’s help in investigating threats on lawyers

Rosalie O. Abatayo 09/04/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines —The Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) Cebu City Chapter will be asking the National Bureau of Investigation in Central Visayas (NBI-7) to investigate the alleged threats on some of their members. “The law…

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