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Bilibid officials get death threats over illegal drugs drive

New Bilibid Prison.  Screengrab from http://www.bucor.gov.ph/

The head of the Bureau of Corrections and some prison guards at the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) have been receiving death threats from groups behind the illegal drug trade, Justice Secretary Leila de Lima said on Tuesday.

Posted: November 25th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Bilibid moving to Ecija; old site soon a commercial area

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MOVING OUT OF ‘MUNTI’  Expect an entirely new set of coordinates for the national penitentiary. file photo

After nearly 75 years in Muntinlupa City, the national penitentiary is headed for the countryside.

Posted: November 19th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Metro,Metro | Read More »

2000 Bilibid escapee nabbed in CamSur


A prisoner who escaped from New Bilibid Prison in Muntinlupa City in 2000 and tagged as a frustrated homicide suspect in 2004 was captured in Lagonoy, Camarines Sur province, early Tuesday morning.

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

BuCor jails congested by as much as 249 percent–report

New Bilibid Prison (4)

The prisons under the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) are congested by as much as 249 percent, the agency said in a report to the House of Representatives.

Posted: September 1st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

De Lima wants BuCor report on Bilibid ‘tunnel’

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Justice Secretary Leila De Lima on Tuesday ordered Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) chief Jesus Bucayu to submit a report on the tunnel discovered inside the Maximum Security Compound of the New Bilibid Prison (NBP).

Posted: August 19th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »