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Virgilio L. Mendez

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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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Following Colanggo's transfer to the ...
www.tribune.net.ph, 13 Jan 2015 [cached]
Following Colanggo's transfer to the NBI, De Lima along with other respondents NBI Director Virgilio Mendez and the Bureau of Corrections Director Franklin Bucayu have barred any person including immediate family members and relatives as well as legal counsel from visiting him.
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NBI director Virgilio Mendez said they confiscated "black books listed daily transactions which are likely "ongoing drug operations inside facility." Mendez said a "clearing committee" has already been formed to produce a report containing recommendations based on the raids.
Meanwhile, NBI Director Virgilio L. ...
www.manilatimes.net, 12 Jan 2015 [cached]
Meanwhile, NBI Director Virgilio L. Mendez confirmed that the seized notebooks, ledgers and list from the NBP are now in their possession and that they are now investigating the same.
Mendez said that what is alarming is that the information surfacing from the seized notebook is that there were transactions that reached Jan. 7, 2015 even if the raids are being conducted oftentimes and that the eyes of the authorities are focused at the NBP.
Because of this, Mendez believes that it is possible that up to now, the transaction of illegal drugs is continuing inside the NBP.
DEPUTY Director Virgilio ...
www.journal.com.ph [cached]
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
Mendez named new NBI ...
www.abs-cbnnews.com, 16 Jan 2014 [cached]
Mendez named new NBI director
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Virgilio Mendez is the new Director of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI).
Mendez, NBI Deputy Director for Regional Operations Services before assuming the bureau's top post, took his oath before Justice Secretary Leila De Lima Thursday morning, exactly 36 years since he joined the bureau as an agent on Jan. 16, 1978.
Mendez assumed the post four months after Atty. Nonnatus Rojas tendered his irrevocable resignation.
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Mendez, 61, is an NBI insider who rose from the ranks of the country's top investigation arm.
He is the first NBI insider to be appointed Director, except for Atty.
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A native of Bohol, Mendez also served as NBI Regional Director for Region X in 2004, Deputy Director for Comptroller Services from 2007 to 2009, and Deputy Director for Administrative Services from 2009 to 2011.
He became NBI Deputy Director for ROS from 2011.
De Lima, who personally endorsed Mendez to President Aquino as Rojas' replacement, said the former's appointment will be a boost to the morale of the men and women of the NBI.
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Mendez expressed his intent to resign, but De Lima said he had her confidence and refused to accept his resignation.
The issue affected the morale of the NBI bureaucracy, with some insiders expecting another outsider to be appointed NBI chief.
PROFILE
Born March 5, 1952, Mendez wanted to enter priesthood during his growing up years.
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Mendez finished his law degree at the Divine Word College in Tagbilaran City; he passed the Bar Examinations with a grade of 81.55%.
He worked at the Abinales & Mendez law firm, and also worked as assistant manager of the UPSVEDPA Security Agency.
TOP CASES
Some of Mendez's high-profile cases include the Kristelle "Kae" Devantes murder case, Cagayan De Oro bombing in July 2013, Balintang Channel probe, Atimonan Rubout case, the Aman Futures and Coco Rasuman investment scams, Rizal Day LRT bombing in 2000, the Lahad Datu/Sabah Standoff, shooting of Lingayen Vice-Mayor Ramon Arcinue and his wise, Zoraida, and the gun-for-hire raid in Batangas on Wednesday.
Mendez assured the public that he will do his best as new NBI chief.
"Thanks to the Hon. Secretary (De Lima). This is not an easy job but I will give everything that I have," Mendez said.
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.
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