November 23, 2011
With a long and colorful history as the country's premier investigative agency, the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) celebrated its 75th diamond anniversary in fitting ceremonies at its main office in Manila today.
President Benigno S. Aquino III was the guest-of-honor and speaker. He was welcomed by NBI Director Magtanggol B. Gatdula and Justice Secretary Leila M. De Lima. The program was held at 10:00 AM at the NBI gym.
Director Gatdula delivered the opening remarks followed by the presentation of awards to 23 NBI personnel. Justice Secretary De Lima introduced the President.
This year's celebration is a milestone, after over 75 years of meaningful public service under 17 directors. As any organization, it confronted countless challenges which put to test the capability of its men and women as professional investigators and experts in support services. Its strength has been shown in many trying circumstances and it takes pride that after over seven decades it has surmounted them all.
Today, under the leadership of Director Magtanggol B. Gatdula and with the support of the Aquino administration, it pursues a vision of a law enforcement institution that is globally recognized and capable in fighting criminal and lawless elements.
This year's theme is - "NBI: Ang Inyong Kaagapay sa Tuwid na Daan."