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Virgilio L. Mendez

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Director

Local Address: Manila, Philippines
Company Description: "The NBI is fully committed to wiping out software piracy in the country. Stores selling computers loaded with pirated software do not only dupe their customers but...   more
Background

Employment History

Education

  • law degree
    Divine Word College
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NBI Director Virgilio Mendez ...
www.journal.com.ph, 10 Mar 2015 [cached]
NBI Director Virgilio Mendez said immediate appropriate actions will be undertaken to stop distribution of the CDs showing series of videos on the death of some...
DEPUTY Director Virgilio ...
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DEPUTY Director Virgilio Mendez yesterday took his oath before Justice Secretary Leila de Lima as the new director of the National Bureau of Investigation.
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Mendez, who started as an agent of the NBI on Jan. 16, 1978 or exactly 36 years ago, replaced Director Nonnatus Caesar Rojas who resigned as NBI chief four months ago at the height of the agency's investigation in the pork barrel scam.
"Thanks to the Honorable Secretary (Leila de Lima). This is not an easy job but I will give everything that I have," Mendez said.
Prior to his appointment as NBI chief, Mendez served as the agency's deputy director for regional operations services (DDROS) since 2011.
From a mere agent assigned in Zamboanga City, Mendez rose from the ranks, after he was promoted NBI Regional Director for Region X in 2004, then Deputy Director for Comptroller Services from 2007 to 2009, and Deputy Director for Administrative Services from 2009 to 2011.
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Among the high-profile cases that Mendez personally supervised were the Kristelle "Kae" Devantes case; the Cagayan de Oro bombing in July 2013; the Balintang Channel shooting incident involving Philippine Coast Guard personnel that left a Taiwanese fisherman dead; the so-called Lahad Datu/Sabah standoff; the Atimonan shooting incident; P12 billion investment scam; and closure of illegal mining site in Bayog, Zamboanga del Sur.
Currently, Mendez is involved in the ongoing investigations into alleged rice smuggling activities, including the identification of David Tan, an alleged big-time rice smuggler.
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DEPUTY Director Virgilio Mendez yesterday took his oath before Justice Secretary Leila de Lima as the new director of the National Bureau of Investigation.
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Mendez, who started as an agent of the NBI on Jan. 16, 1978 or exactly 36 years ago, replaced Director Nonnatus Caesar Rojas who resigned as... Read more
Newly-appointed National Bureau of ...
www.malaya.com.ph, 16 Jan 2014 [cached]
Newly-appointed National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) Director Virgilio Mendez yesterday took his oath of office before Department of Justice (DOJ) Secretary Leila de Lima.
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"This is not an easy job but I will give it everything that I have," Mendez said after he took his oath which also coincides with the 36th anniversary of his entering the NBI. Mendez replaced former director Nonnatus Caesar Rojas who resigned from his post four months ago after reports surfaced that some NBI officials had tipped off alleged pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Lim Napoles that a Makati court was set to issue a warrant for her arrest in connection with the serious illegal detention charges filed by whistleblower Benhur Luy.
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Prior to his appointment to the top NBI post, Mendez served since 2011 as the agency's deputy director for regional operations. He started as an agent at the NBI's Zamboanga field office in 1978. In 2004, he was promoted as NBI Regional Director for Region X, then Deputy Director for Comptroller Services from 2007 to 2009, and Deputy Director for Administrative Services from 2009 to 2011. He obtained his law degree from the Divine Word College in Tagbilaran City, Bohol and passed the Bar exams with an average of 81.55 percent. Among the high-profile cases that Mendez personally supervised were the Kristelle "Kae" Devantes case, the 2013 Cagayan de Oro bombing, the Balintang Channel shooting incident involving Philippine Coast Guard personnel that left a Taiwanese fisherman dead last May, the Lahad Datu-Sabah standoff, the Atimonan shooting incident in January last year, the P12 billion Amalilio investment scam and the closure of the illegal mining site in Bayog, Zamboanga del Sur. The official was also responsible for resolving and the filing of cases against suspects in the 2000 Rizal Day bombing at the Light Rail Transit (LRT). At present, Mendez is involved in the investigation into the alleged big-time rice smuggling activities in the country and the identification of the alleged "smuggling king" David Tan.
Meanwhile, NBI Deputy Director ...
www.journal.com.ph, 28 May 2013 [cached]
Meanwhile, NBI Deputy Director Virgilio Mendez said the 7-man Taiwanese team was also set to inspect the maritime control and surveillance (MCS) vessel 3001 of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) that was jointly manned with PCG personnel during the incident that resulted in the death of Hung Shih-cheng.
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Mendez said the Taiwanese were already done with the inspection of the firearms surrendered by PCG personnel in the aftermath of the incident.
Fulwood Methodists Online » Sign the petition: Aid worker suffers death threats
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VIRGILIO L. MENDEZ, Regional Director, NBI-10 January 22, 2007 ATTY. VIRGILIO L. MENDEZ
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