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Pimentel proposes incentives for companies that will hire ex-convicts

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Senator Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

Senator Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III, chairman of the Senate committee on justice and human rights, is proposing incentives for companies that will hire ex-convicts.

Posted: April 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

88 Bureau of Corrections employees get long overdue promotion

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The Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) acquired a newly trained Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team to boost its security in prisons under its supervision.

Posted: March 19th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Tony Leviste leaves prison

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Former Batangas governor Antonio “Tony” Leviste. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Former Batangas Governor Antonio Leviste was released from prison Friday after he was granted parole, New Bilibid Prisons Superintendent Venancio Tesoro said over the phone.

Posted: December 6th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Former Batangas Gov. Leviste, 34 others granted parole

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Former Batangas governor Antonio “Tony” Leviste. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Former Batangas Governor Antonio Leviste and 34 other inmates from the national penitentiary is set to be released today, Friday.

Posted: December 6th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Veteran prison official slain

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He spent most of his life in the prison service and now investigators believe he may have been killed because of his work.

Posted: September 18th, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Suspended Bureau of Corrections superintendent shot dead

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A former Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) superintendent was shot dead as he was leaving his home at the New Bilibid Prison reservation in Muntinlupa City on Tuesday morning.

Posted: September 17th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

2014 budget, not the devil, is in the details

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editorial cartoon, july 28, 2013

The Bureau of Corrections undertakes that there will only be 89 escapees from the country’s prisons in 2014, but all of them will be recaptured.

Posted: July 28th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

De Lima mad over slay of robbery gang leaders

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Demanding an explanation from the Philippine National Police (PNP), an angry Justice Secretary Leila de Lima on Tuesday ordered the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) to look into the “fishy’’ and “very ridiculous” circumstances that led to the alleged attempt to spring a rearrested leader of the Ozamiz holdup-robbery group who ended up dead in the hands of his police escorts.

Posted: July 17th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Irked De Lima orders probe into death of Ozamis crime gang leader

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(from left) NBP Supt. Venancio Tesoro, Justice Secretary Leila De Lima and BuCor Chief Jesus Bucayu met to discuss the circumstances of the death of Ozamis gang leader.

A visibly irked Justice Secretary Leila De Lima ordered Tuesday the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) to investigate the circumstances surrounding the death of the leader of the notorious Ozamis crime syndicate.

Posted: July 16th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

2 recaptured Chinese drug convicts turned over to BuCor

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The Criminal Investigation and Detection Group turned over Monday to the Department of Justice-Bureau of Corrections two Chinese drug convicts who were recently recaptured in San Juan City.

Posted: July 15th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

De Lima orders probe into death of drug convict

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Justice Secretary Leila de Lima. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Justice Secretary Leila De Lima on Wednesday ordered an investigation into the death of a drug convict at the Sablayan Prison and Penal Farm in Occidental Mindoro last June 14.

Posted: June 19th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Aquino signs law to modernize prisons, professionalize corrections personnel

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The government is now in position to institute reforms and better conditions in the country’s prisons now that President Benigno Aquino has signed a law that will modernize the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor), according to Justice Secretary Leila de Lima.

Posted: May 28th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

1,868 inmates to cast votes

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A total of 1,868 inmates from the national penitentiaries will be participating in elections for the first time.

Posted: May 7th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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