The National Bureau of Investigation on Saturday said charges would be filed against bureau “consultants” or “confidential agents” who had failed to turn over their identification cards after these were revoked early this year.
In a statement, NBI Director Nonnatus Rojas said the bureau had received reports that the ID cards were still being used by their holders “for illegal activities.”
“There are still many who use these ID cards for their own illegal purposes. This is a blatant violation of the law,” Rojas said. “There are still a number of confidential agents who persist on keeping their revoked identification cards.”
The NBI chief issued a memorandum order on Feb. 14, 2012, revoking and recalling all IDs, appointments, and badges issued to confidential agents, consultants and civilian security volunteers.
He said the move was pursuant to an earlier directive issued by Justice Secretary Leila M. de Lima.
“They have to immediately turn over their revoked NBI CA cards. Otherwise, those who continue in this illegal activity will be strongly dealt with the full force of the law,” the director said.
Rojas also warned vehicle owners who continue to display the commemorative plates marking the 75th anniversary of the NBI last year.
He said the plates which had two versions when issued in November 2010—one reading “NBI @ 75” and another sporting the anniversary logo—were already considered expired as of April.
He said the bureau was coordinating with the Land Transportation Office and other law-enforcement agencies to apprehend motorists who continue to display these plates. Nancy C. Carvajal