The Philippine Postal Corporation has issued a stamp on 75 Years Anniversary of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) on 7th Nov 2011. It is classified as a “Commemorative” kind of issue with a denomination of P 7.00 and quantity of 150,000 pieces.
The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) saw its inception on November 13, 1936 upon approval of Commonwealth Act No. 181 by the legislature. It was the the brainchild of the late President Manuel L. Quezon and JoseÂ Yulo, then Secretary of Justice.“Tasked with organizing a Division of Investigation or DI patterned after the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation were Thomas Dugan, a veteran American police captain from the New York Police Department and Flaviano C. Guerrero, the only Filipino member of the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation.“On the basis of stiff physical, mental, and moral standards, 45 men were selected as agents from among 300 applicants. To complement this investigative force was a civilian staff composed of doctors, chemists, fingerprint technicians, photographers, stenographers, and clerks.
Stamp 1: NBI logo, with three important words for the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI)- Nobility, Bravery and Integrity;
Stamp 2: Photo of the forefathers of NBI, President Manuel L. Quezon and Justice Jose A. Yulo;
Stamp 3: Signing of an order creating the National Bureau of Investigation as an attached agency under the Department of Justice with then President Manuel A. Roxas and with first NBI Director J. Pardo De Tavera;
Stamp 4: Water-marked version of the Lady Justice with the finger-print as magnified by a magnifying glass and the lap top as one of the tools used for investigation.