Hahabulin pasaway! NBI to probe local politikos defying quarantine rules
National of Bureau of Investigation (NBI) Director Eric Distor has ordered his agents to investigate local officials for violating quarantine rules imposed by the government.
“Director Distor ordered last March 31 all the operating units of NBI to conduct investigations on possible violations of the community quarantine,” said NBI Deputy Director Ferdinand Lavin on Wednesday (April 1).
President Rodrigo Duterte last March 30 warned local officials against violating the national government’s quarantine rules.
“The NBI is investigating and filing charges against local government officials who willfully disregard, contravene, or violate national guidelines on community quarantine set by the IATF-EID (Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases),” Duterte said.
Prior this, Duterte had been telling local government units to follow the rules set in place by the national government.
“This is an emergency of national proportion and therefore it is the national government that should call the shots,” he had stressed.