Another government agency which is part of Robinsons Place Malls’ Lingkod Pinoy Center opened yesterday, October 10. The National Bureau of Investigation or NBI inaugurated its second clearance office in Lipa City.
The new NBI Director, Atty. Nonnatus Caesar R. Rojas led the inauguration of the facility together with NBI Regional Director for CALABARZON Atty. Rustico Q. Vigilia, NBI Neuropsych Section Chief Dr. Rommel Papa, SI Dario Sabilano, from Robinsons Land Corporation – Ms. Dulce de Leon, Ms. Mila Mendoza, and Lipa City Mayor Meynard Sabili’s Chief of Staff, Atty. JR Macasaet.
Robinsons Malls’ Lingkod Pinoy Center has been considered a one-stop shop where the public can easily access the services of various government agencies. They have partnership with nine government agencies: NBI, DFA, SSS, PHILHEALTH, PAGIBIG, GSIS, LRA, LTO, and DoT.
Last September 26, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) opened its Lipa City consular office inside Robinsons Place Lipa. And now, with the opening of this mall-based NBI clearance center, more and more Batangueños will have an easier access and will experience a more comfortable processing of their clearance.
Philhealth and PAGIBIG offices will soon open in Robinsons Place Lipa according to the mall’s Group Property Manager, Ms. Dulce de Leon.
“This is one of those endeavors where NBI works with the private sector. This is not only private sector and public sector partnership. This is a triumvirate of the national government – NBI, the private sector – Robinsons Malls, and the local government – this time, the city government of Lipa,” said Atty. Rojas.
This is the 11th NBI Clearance Center in Robinsons Malls, the 2nd clearance office in Lipa City, and the first e-Clearance Center outside of Metro Manila.
“Ang purpose nito ay para mailapit ang serbisyo ng NBI sa mga publiko – sa mga taga-Lipa, sa mga taga-Batangas,” furthered Atty. Rojas whose wife is a Batangueña, a native of Ibaan, and the reason why Batangas is close to his heart.
The new NBI Director also stated that “it’s the new thing now”. He said they aim to transform all their their offices into e-clearance centers where there will be cashless, faster transactions in the future.