ZAMBOANGA CITY: The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) officially opened its satellite office in Patikul town to better service Muslims both in Sulu and Tawi-Tawi. NBI deputy directors Antonio Pagatpat (Operations Services) and Ferdinand Lavin, (Forensics); and lawyer Peter Lugar, acting NBI regional director for Western Mindanao, led the opening of the office with Sulu Gov. Totoh Tan and municipal mayors. Former Sulu governor and philanthropist, Sakur Tan, joined the inauguration of the NBI office. The former governor, also known in Sulu as Datu Shahbandar, initiated the move to call on national government agencies to have representation in the province. In his speech, Tan stressed the importance of having an office of the NBI in Sulu and urged other government agencies to also set up offices in the province and bring the services of government closer to the people.