NBI launches int’l quest for fugitives


MANILA, Philippines—The reach of the National Bureau of Investigation may just have exceeded its grasp with the launch Saturday of “Borderless Justice,” an agency program by which the NBI will extend its long arm to all parts of the world to hunt down Filipino fugitives.

Daniel Daganzo, head of the NBI Foreign Liaison Division (FLD), said his office will be sending out information on all fugitives who escape the country to every Philippine embassy in the world.

The program aims to speed up documentation and coordination with Interpol and counterpart agencies in other countries.

“Criminal suspects who flee the country will have nowhere to hide,” Daganzo said.

NBI officials and agents, joined by their foreign counterparts who included US Federal Bureau of Investigation personnel, launched the program with a fun run on Saturday morning at the SM Mall of Asia complex in Pasay City.

The run was aimed at publicizing the program and encouraging those who may information about international fugitives to talk to the NBI.

The NBI will seek legal and investigative assistance from the countries where the suspects are believed to be hiding, Daganzo said.

This would mean the faster forwarding of all records and warrants against persons wanted by Philippine courts to foreign embassies and law enforcement counterparts.

Daganzo said information materials will be distributed throughout the country and to every Philippine embassy abroad detailing how and where to report a fugitive’s whereabouts.

“We will guide them as to where and how to file a report that will help us speed up foreign surveillance and arrests,” he said.

Daganzo said the failure to bring back Filipino fugitives to the country was giving the NBI a black eye and needed to be addressed “more vigorously and proactively.”

“Sometimes we are branded as protectors of fugitives,” he said, explaining the urgency of the Borderless Justice program.

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  • kalikasanipagtanggol

    “branded as protectors of fugitives”

    Hindi nga ba?………….LO!

  • kailapaig

    Masaya ang mga NBI agents..bakasyon engrande. Sarap naman mag around the world sila in disguise na kunwari on duty. Tama ang comments dito ng kung si Palparan and so many others eh hindi mahuli..yang pang nasa mas malayo at mas madali ang mag bigay ng kotong. Harap harap harapang holdapan niloloko ang Pilipino.Ina-announce pa na mag aabroad sila pag magsimula ng pag hahabol..meaning pina paalam na sa mga fugutives na mag ipon na para sa ibibigay nilang kotong.Kotong basket is now going around. Sarap naman ng buhay..magaling ang strategy sa paghuli ng kotong..not fugitives.

  • $14141131

    The best feat the NBI can do is capture Misuari. That will save your face after Nhoying placed your agency in a box.

  • filisopongtasyo

    para magkasilbi ang mga philippine embassy at consular offices sa labas ng bansa, gamitin ito ng NBI as contact points ng milyun-milyong pilipino nakakalat sa buong mundo. hikayatin ang lahat na magkaisa sa paghuli sa mga fugitives. using the power of social medial, smart phones and similar gadgets, i-post sa lahat ng pilipino overseas ang mga pagmumukha ng mga kriminal na ito.

    ang magagawa lang ng NBI, kung seryoso kayo sa inyong trabaho, at para hindi kayo nasasabihang ‘protector of fugitives’– at least, alamin ninyo kung saan bansa si ganito o si ganoong fugitive nagtatago. halimbawa, itong si gigi reyes na chief of staff ni juan ponce enrile, huling biyahe daw nito ay noong august 30 sa macau–right away, pakilusin ninyo agad-agad ang consulate or embassy staff doon. get in touch with all the OFWs doon at pakiusapan na makipagtulungan using the power of the social media para madakip itong si reyes. simple, di ba?

    • asenso

      Maski hindi i-course sa mga embassy ang action. Baka pag nalagyan ang iba dyan e walang gagawin. Mabuti pang i-publish sa news and i-share sa social media (facebook, blogs) ang info about all these fugitives. Ng sa gayon kakalat ang information sa lahat ng panig ng mundo and OFWs/Pinoys all over the world can look out for them and report sightings. Tapos bigyan ng reward ang mga tipsters.

      • gisingpinoy12

        Buti pa…makakatulong pa sa OFWs, yung mga NBI, baka mag tour lang mga yan and sabay ubusin pondo. Good point “asenso”! Mabuhay ka!

  • Anqui

    Change you image by becoming proactive in bringing home Fugitives, like the Reyes brothers, Palparan, Eclo to name few, and be ready for more when those who plan to flee for being named respondent on Janet Napoles PDAF scam.

  • Rommel Blando

    I hope this means there will now be NBI sections in different Philippine embassies to give NBI clearances to OFWs in the countries where they are working faster.

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