NBI, DOJ get new building in Sulu
SULU – The National Bureau of Investigation praised Sulu Governor Totoh Tan for his unwavering support following a courtesy call made by its representatives to the province’s chief executive.
Ronaldo Aguilar, Valentino Balbuena and Wilfredo Abuan - all from the NBI central office in Manila – thanked Tan for the satellite office he provided to the agency, including office furniture and fixtures and equipment essential for its operation.
Tan said people seeking clearance for job application and other documents need not to spend money anymore for air plane or boat transportation to go to the NBI office in Zamboanga City on Mindanao region. “They can now apply for all these documents in Jolo (Sulu’s capital town) and save their money instead. And those seeking help from the NBI have now access and this will greatly help in legal investigation, among others,” he said.
Aside from the NBI, government prosecutors in Sulu will also have their own office in the same two-storey building built for them in January 2016 by the provincial government.
Judge Alsad Alfad, Jr., of the Regional Trial Court and Fiscal Annie Marie Ledesma, together with lawyer Alkhaisar Saydil, the provincial prosecutor and other members of the judiciary, have praised the Sulu government for the new edifice, saying, it will hasten the hearing of court cases and provide better services to the public.
The NBI will have at least 2 rooms in the edifice for use in official transactions.
Tan said the project is part of the commitment of the provincial leadership to bring government services closer to the people. The new building was only one of many infrastructure projects of the provincial government in an effort to hasten economic progress, peace and development and stability in Sulu, he said.
Provincial engineer Abdurasad Baih said the building cost around P6 million. “This is just one of the many infrastructure projects of Governor Tan and all these are part of the peace and development efforts of the provincial government,” he said.
Sulu Gov. Totoh Tan speaks with representatives of the National Bureau of Investigation who praise the chief executive for his support to the agency. (Photo by Ahl-franzie Salinas.)
Sulu Gov. Totoh Tan donates office equipment and furnitures to the National Bureau of Investigation for its satellite office in Jolo town. (Photo by Ahl-franzie Salinas.)