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Report on tipoff irks BuCor chief

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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.

This was the response of Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) Director Franklin Bucayu to the National Bureau of Investigation official who claimed some prison guards had helped hide the quarters of so-called Very Important Prisoners (VIPs) and misled NBI agents who swooped down on the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) on Monday.

Posted: December 19th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Escudero calls for BuCor’s top-to-bottom reorganization

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Senator Francis “Chiz” Escudero. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Senator Francis “Chiz” Escudero is seeking a top-to-bottom reorganization of the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) before implementing the modernization law.

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

Will heads roll at the NBP? Even BuCor chief can’t say

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New Bilibid Prison. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) Director Franklin Jesus Bucayu admitted on Tuesday that it is hard to sack guards and officers at the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) in Muntinlupa City following a raid which exposed the luxurious quarters being occupied by 19 convicts last Monday.

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

De Lima orders revamp, drug testing of all prison personnel

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Justice Secretary Leila de Lima on Monday said she had authorized a revamp at the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) and the drug testing of personnel following a search-and-seizure operation over the weekend that yielded assorted communication gadgets.

Posted: December 2nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Why recall poll was withheld in Puerto Princesa

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Now, Commission on Elections (Comelec) Chair Sixto Brillantes can no longer hide behind the flimsy reason of lack of funds for holding a recall election in Puerto Princesa City after the Supreme Court ordered him to do so.

Posted: November 29th, 2014 in Featured Columns,Headlines,Metro,On Target | Read More »

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