The NBI needs to be at par with modern technology

A lady-lawmaker today declared that the reorganization and modernization of the
National Bureau of Investigation (NBI), for the agency to efficiently carry its law
enforcement mandate, is an urgent call of the time.
!he country"s #remier investigating agency should $e at #ar with the fast
technological advances in our daily lives,% &e#. Ann '. (ofer insists.
)he is author of (B *++, entitled An Act reorganizing and modernizing the
National Bureau of Investigation, #roviding funds therefor, and for other #ur#oses,% and
referred for a##ro#riate action to the (ouse -ommittee on .ustice.
/nder the #ro#osed NBI &eorganization and 0odernization Act%, the
modernization #rogram is geared towards the ac1uisition of state-of-the-art investigative
and intelligence e1ui#ment and the esta$lishment of forensic and scientific la$oratories,
and the corres#onding #rovisions for the continuing training of its #ersonnel.
!he investigative and non-investigative staff of the agency shall $e increased and
their #ositions u#graded to ade1uately meet the increasing demands of an e2#anded and
modernized detective work,% the $ill #rovides.
3ikewise, the NBI shall also esta$lish a &egional 4ffice in every region and su$-
office in every #rovince, to $e headed $y a &egional 5irector and (ead /nit, res#ectively.
6ield offices in -ongressional 5istricts shall likewise $e esta$lished7maintained $y the
5irector as the need arises.
!echnological advances, (ofer noted, has #rovided greater efficiency and
convenience to man"s daily activities like communication, trans#ortation, leisure, and
transaction with $oth government and non-government agencies alike.
/nfortunately, with the modernization of these as#ects of our lives, the commission
of crime has not $een left $ehind. In some cases, crimes have $ecome more so#histicated
and modern than the law enforcement ca#a$ilities of our institutions, the lady-lawmaker
lamented.
It is in this light that the modernization of the NBI to s1uarely meet the demands of
these changing times should $e #ursued,% she said.
/nder (B *++,, the NBI will $e e2#anded, reorganized, and modernized to $ecome
u# to date with the #resent, and to $e fle2i$le for further changes in the future, with the
end in view of solving more crimes and $ringing those res#onsi$le $efore the $ars of
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JULY 18, 2014
8ustice,% she stressed.
(ofer, however, clarified that the investigative and non-investigative staff of the
agency occu#ying the #ositions affected $y the changes em$odied in the #ro#osed statute
at the time of its a##roval shall thereafter occu#y the #ositions under the #ro#osed Act,
and discharged the duties and functions of their new #ositions and receive the
corres#onding salary and $enefits without the necessity of any new a##ointment.
/nder (B *++,, the #resent organizational structure shall $e re-organized into the
4ffice of the 5irector, 4ffice of the 5e#uty 5irector for Administration and 4ffice of the
5e#uty 5irector for 4#erations, 4ffice of the Assistant 5irectors for Investigative )ervice,
Intelligence )ervice, -om#troller )ervice, Internal Audit )ervice, 6orensic and )cientific
)ervice, 3egal )ervice, and Information and -ommunication !echnology )ervice. 9ach
)ervice shall $e com#osed of necessary divisions and sections.% (:;) dpt

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