TO avoid long lines in its main office, the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) opened a satellite office in Shopwise, Barangay Mambaling, Cebu City yesterday.
NBI National Director Dante Gierran, who attended the opening, said the agency’s new satellite office will help decongest the main office, usually full of those who want to get an NBI clearance.
Gierran said that having satellite offices in malls will provide convenience.
The opening of a new satellite office in Mambaling was made possible by NBI’s partnership with Maycre Inc.
Jomel Maypa, chief executive officer of Maycre, said that the Shopwise satellite office has been operational since March 5 this year, and already served around 1,400 clients.
Gierran said they will be opening more satellite offices in Cebu. In May, he said that another satellite office will be established in SM City Cebu in the North Reclamation Area.
With over 116 satellite offices nationwide, NBI assured the public of a better, faster, and hassle-free transaction.
NBI 7 Director Atty. Patricio Bernales Jr. said there are now nine satellite offices in Cebu, including the one in Barangay Mambaling.
The others are located in Bogo City, Naga City, Danao, Banawa, J Centre Mall and two in Mandaue City.
“This will allow people from far-flung places to transact clearances in the satellite offices nearest to them,” he said. (Elitz Caballero, CNU Intern)