NBI-Bacolod chief expects relief-A A +A
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
LAWYER Ferdinand Lavin, head of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI)-Bacolod, confirmed on Tuesday that he is expecting to be relieved from his post and that he is just waiting for the official order from The NBI-Central Office.
Text messages circulated on Tuesday that Lavin has been transferred to Death Investigation Division at NBI Manila.
"That's a very interesting job. But as of this time, I am still waiting for the official communication from the national office of the NBI," Lavin said.
He also clarified there is no truth to reports that the case relative to the killing of Judge Henry Arles has something to do with his expected relief.
Lawyer Francisco Britanico, brother-in law of Judge Arles, in a text message on Tuesday stated, "Lavin(’s) transfer may not be good for Arles murder case because we don't know who'll take his place. The madame congresswoman has called him earlier and threatened to have him reassigned when Lavin started investigating her family for their involvement in the case."
When asked for comment, Vice Governor Genaro Alvarez denied such allegation.
"Who is he? We don't know him. We have nothing to do about him. The Arles case was already with the Department of Justice. It's over. They are just making a scenario so that they would be subjected to talks anew. Lampunaya na. Pang hampol sa May 13," Alvarez said.
Published in the Sun.Star Bacolod newspaper on January 16, 2013.