Joaquin Pardo de Tavera was the first director of the National Bureau of
Investigation (NBI) between 1946 and 1950.
PARDO DE TAVERA
Tavera was born in Switzerland and grew up in France, as his father had been
exiled after the Cavite uprising in 1872.
to the Philippines in 1905 and studied to become a lawyer. In 1939, he
accepted the apointment as Chief of the Division of Investigation of the
Department of Justice.
the Japanese occupation he was imprisoned like many leading Filipinos.
However, after the war he reorganised the Division. When the Division
was converted into the National Bureau of Investigation hecame its first
Tavera was a philatleist, and became president of the Associacion Filatelica de
Filipinas in 1926.
14 August 1884
Trinidad Pardo de Tavera - cousin
National Bureau of Investigation,