Secretary De Lima Swears in NBI Director

16 July 2010

DOJ, Padre Faura. - Former Quezon City Police Director Magtanggol B. Gatdula took his oath of office today before Secretary of Justice Leila M. De Lima as the new Director of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI).

"Our instructions from the President are clear: go after criminals regardless of status or position. Director Gatdula has our full support," said Secretary De Lima.

Gatdula, a lawyer, retired as head of the PNP Directorate for Information, Communication and Technology. He passed the 1984 BAR examinations and finished his law studies at the University of the East. He has a masters degree in Public Administration and a doctorate in Peace and Security Administration.

"I will ensure that the NBI, as a premier law enforcement agency of the DOJ, fulfills its mandate," said Director Gatdula.

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