Police Senior Superintendent Marlon S. Sapla is the Chief of the Philippine Bomb Data Center (PBDC), which is under the administrative and operational supervision of the Philippine National Police (PNP) Directorate for Intelligence. The PBDC was established on February 2, 2005 and serves as a coordinating body to provide technical assistance, operational support, enhancement of training and strategic information on all unlawful use of explosives, both domestic and international incidents.
Police Senior Superintendent Sapla is a graduate of the Philippine National Police Academy in 1994 and finished his graduate studies at the University of the Philippines in 2004 with the degree of Masters in Public Administration. He also finished graduate Certificate in Applied Management at the Australian Institute of Police Management in 2009. He specializes in intelligence and had undergone several trainings, seminars and workshops, both in-country and abroad.
Prior to his current designation, he had held key positions in the PNP as intelligence and counter-terrorism officer, he had attended several trainings, counter-terrorism, counter IED and CBRN countermeasures. He was and is currently involved in the formulation, implementation and evaluation of counter CBRN policies, plans, programs and projects of the PNP and the Philippine national government.
As the new Chief of PBDC, he had led the transformation of the Center from a mere data analysis into a fully operational technical analysis center for the conduct of timely device examination and technical exploitation of recovered exploded and unexploded explosives/IEDs in support to the investigation and prosecution of explosive-related incidents.