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Marcos names new NBI chief, PTV4 honcho

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President Marcos has named retired judge Jaime Santiago as the new director of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI), replacing outgoing chief Medardo de Lemos.

The President has also appointed Antonio Nebrida Jr. as the acting general manager of People’s Television Network.

Santiago took his oath of office before Executive Secretary Lucas Bersamin on Friday.

The new NBI chief holds a BS in Criminology from the Philippine College of Criminology and a law degree from Manuel L. Quezon University. Santiago served in the PNP Western Police District from 1979 to 2000.

He has been a Criminal Law professor and held various judicial roles, including judge of the Regional Trial Courts in Manila and Tagaytay, and the Metropolitan Trial Court in Manila. From 2003 to 2006, he was the assistant city prosecutor at the Department of Justice.

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His leadership roles include Deputy Executive Vice President of the Philippine Judges Association and President of the Metropolitan and City Judges Association.

Through a Facebook post on Friday, the Presidential Communications Office announced Nebrida’s appointment as the new GM of the state-run broadcast network.  Nebrida’s, who replaces Analisa Puod, will also represent the private sector on PTV’s Board of Directors.

Nebrida was a reporter for PTV-4 for a long time, and before his appointment, he served as the spokesperson for the Department of Migrant Workers (DMW).

Editor’s Note: This is an updated article. Originally posted with the headline Marcos names retired Manila RTC judge as new NBI chief

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