NBI files criminal raps vs 11 people over death of Christine Dacera

Robie de Guzman   •   March 12, 2021   •   1470


MANILA, Philippines – The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) on Friday recommended the filing of several criminal charges against 11 individuals in connection with the death of flight attendant Christine Dacera.

Among the charges filed by the NBI before the Department of Justice (DOJ) are perjury, obstruction of justice, reckless imprudence resulting in homicide against those who were with Dacera hours before her death on January 1.

Facing the obstruction of justice charges are Mark Anthony Rosales, Romel Galido, John Pascual Dela Serna III, Darwin Joseph Macalla, Gregorio Angela Rafael de Guzman, Jezreel Rapinan, Alain Chen, and Reymar Englis.

The NBI also recommended filing an obstruction of justice charge against their legal counsel, Neptali Maroto.

The NBI also found cause to recommend charges of reckless imprudence resulting in homicide against Dela Serna, Rapinan, Chen and Loiue De Lima for “recklessly neglecting the condition of victim Dacera which led to her untimely death.”

Perjury charges were also recommended against Galido, Dela Serna, and Macalla.

Rosales was recommended for prosecution for introducing party drugs to his companions after investigation showed that he and Galido tried to deliver or give away illegal drugs during their party.

The NBI also filed falsification of an official document by a public officer charges against Southern Police District medico-legal officer Michael Nick Sarmiento, who first conducted the autopsy on Dacera’s remains.

Dacera was found unconscious in a bath tub at a Makati hotel on January 1 after a night of merry-making with friends. Her companions said they tried to revive her before rushing to the hospital where she was later declared dead.

Her family believes she was drugged and sexually abused.

The PNP said in its medico-legal report that Dacera died of natural causes, ruling out homicide as the cause of death. The report stated that she died of a ruptured aortic aneurysm that was triggered by an increase in blood pressure.

Renewal ng NBI clearance, maaari nang gawin online

Robie de Guzman   •   June 17, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – Mas pinadali na ang proseso ng renewal ng National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) clearance dahil maaari na ito ngayong gawing online at ipa-deliver sa bahay.

Ngayong Huwebes, June 17, inilunsad ng NBI ang online renewal ng clearance sa layuning maiwasan ang kumpulan ng mga tao sa tanggapan ng ahensiya sa gitna pa rin ng banta ng COVID-19.

Ayon kay Atty. Jose Justo Yap, NBI deputy director, maaari nang gawin online ang pagpapa-renew ng clearance sa pamamagitan ng pagbisita sa website na na www.clearance.NBI.gov.ph at punan ang mga detalyeng hinihingi sa form.

Kapag walang naging problema at kumpleto naman ang requirements ay maaari nang makuha ang clearance sa loob ng 48 oras.

“At this time of pandemic, we guarantee the safety of our clearance applicant by securing their NBI clearance or renewing their NBI clearance at the comfort of their homes,” ani Yap.

Samantala, tiniyak naman ni NBI spokesperson Atty. Ferdinand Lavin na hindi makokompromiso ang personal na impormasyon sa renewal ng NBI clearance kahit pa online at non-appearance na ang aplikasyon nito.

“In terms of leak o ano man yan, our firewall is very much secured and we rest assured the public that the data provided to the NBI are secured and safe,” ani Lavin.

Sakali namang magkaroon ng hit sa online renewal, kailangan pa ring pumunta ang aplikante sa pinakamalapit na tanggapan ng NBI.

“Pwedeng mag-hit po kayo sa online renewal, and kung mangyari po na mag hit kayo you have to report to the nearest NBI office for the quality control interview, that is kung bago yung kaso ninyo pero kung old case yan na clear ka na dyan wala namang problema yun,” ani Yap.

Paglilinaw naman ng ahensya, tanging sa renewal process pa lamang available ang online transaction at hindi pa kasama rito ang mga first time na kukuha ng NBI clearance.

Kinakailangan pa rin ng mga bagong aplikante na pumunta ng personal sa opisina ng NBI para magpasa ng requirements at biometrics, kasama na dito kung may hit ang iyong pangalan.

Sa ngayon, sa Metro Manila pa lamang available ng online renewal ng NBI clerance, pero plano itong palawigin sa 129 na NBI center sa buong bansa.

Sa tala ng NBI, nasa 1,500 nagrerenew ng NBI clearance kada araw at inaasahang dadami pa ito sa pagsisimula ng online renewal process. – RRD (mula sa ulat ni Correspondent JP Nuñez)

NBI arrests Japanese fugitive in Parañaque City for alleged online fraud, extortion

Aileen Cerrudo   •   May 26, 2021

MANILA, Philippines—The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) and the Bureau of Immigration (BI) have arrested a Japanese fugitive wanted for his alleged involvement in online fraud and extortion.

According to the NBI, suspect Watanabe Yuki is the so-called “Big Boss” of the largest telecommunication fraud syndicate, whose international operations cover several countries including Japan and Philippines. The agency also said they have already verified the information.

The BI is currently in custody of Yuki. BI spokesperson Dana Sandoval said Yuki’s case is still pending at the Supreme Court (SC).

“With regards to implementation of the deportation, we’d have to wait for the resolution of the local case before we can implement,” Sandoval said.  AAC (with reports from Dante Amento)

P70 million worth of alleged fake, smuggled ‘Heng De’ face shields

Marje Pelayo   •   May 21, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — Approximately P70 million worth of alleged fake and smuggled “Heng De” face shields from China were seized from a warehouse located at 83 Luzon Road, BF Homes, Parañaque City on Thursday (May 20).

The operation was carried out by members of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI), Bureau of Customs (BOC), and the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG).

According to the confiscating team, the personal protective equipment (PPE) did not pass appropriate inspection and may not be declared safe for use by the Food and Drugs Administration (FDA).

The BOC is set to destroy the alleged fake and smuggled PPE after proper investigation.


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