NBI Director Medardo G De Lemos

By Perfecto T. Raymundo, Jr.

QUEZON CITY – The Federal Government of Germany on Monday (Jan. 22) donated various equipment to the National Bureau of Investigation at its headquarters in this city for its nationwide initiatives against human trafficking.

During the turn-over ceremonies, NBI Director Medardo G. De Lemos, German Ambassador to the Philippines Dr. Andreas Pfaffernoschke formalized the donation through the signing of the Deed of Donation.

The German Federal Criminal Police Liaison Office (GFCPLO) facilitated the Police Development Assistance that provides equipment aid, primarily consisting of training resources such as command and operational tools, IT (Information Technology) hardware and software infrastructure projects, among others, to fulfill its objective of improving police cooperation worldwide.

The contributions from the GFCPLO encompass a variety of items which includes 10 units Laptop, 2 units Desktop Scanner, 2 units Copier Kyocera, 15 units Printer Brother, 2 sets PC Desktop, 10 units Anti-Virus, 5 units Windows Operating System, 5 units Application Software, 20 sets Office Table with mobile cabinet, and 10 units Office Chair.

Director De Lemos expressed his profound gratitude to and recognized Ambassador Pfaffernoschke, Ulrich Gundlach of the GFCPLO (BKA), and Alexander Schmidt, the First Secretary for Political Affairs, along with the other members of the German delegation.

De Leon stressed that their donations will significantly enhance the operational capabilities of NBI Agents and Investigators.

He pointed out that the NBI remains unwavering in its commitment to the persistent pursuit of combatting and eliminating various forms of criminality such as human trafficking and online sexual exploitation.

The NBI Director propounded that the deployment of the equipment will prove advantageous as it will be a great support for the NBI to effectively enforce laws and promote peace and order.