By Nora Soriño
Iligan City Bureau Chief
Iligan City — The National Bureau of Invesigation here has discouraged online applications in the aftermath of a fire last week that burned down part of its office, here.
Lawyer Jam Dimaporo, chief of Iligan City District said services to its clients have resumed two days after the fire.
However, these are on a limited basis.
The office is currently issuing clearances to its clients. But they are using only one station as they were able to borrow one equipment from their counterpart in Cagayan de Oro City.
Before the fire, they were using four stations simultaneously but with only one station now, they can only serve 160 clients daily.
Dimaporo enjoined the public to come directly to their office at Palao, this city instead of using the online services being offered outside of their office.
“This is in an effort to control the number of applicants daily,” he said.
It can be recalled that a fire razed the Sto. Niño Academy and parts of the NBI office.
Though most of their equipment were not damaged, these were doused with water from the responding firemen in an effort to control the fire from spreading.
Dimaporo said they lost their power connection too. They, he added, are now tapping to a neighbor in the area even as they are now holding office in the vacant lot near its former office.
He enjoined clients to bear with them in the meantime.
“Those who are in a position to use other NBI district offices, must do so. NBI district offices near the area are in the cities of Cagayan de Oro, Ozamiz, Pagadian, and Cotabato.”