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De Lima takes extra precautions following Bilibid raid

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Justice Secretary Leila de Lima. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Heeding the advice of her security personnel, Justice Secretary Leila de Lima has restricted her movements and posted a bomb sniffing dog outside her office at the Department of Justice.

Posted: December 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

De Lima returns to Bilibid Friday to check on dismantling of inmates’ luxury nests

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DE LIMA

Justice Secretary Leila de Lima will return to the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) on Friday (Dec. 19) to check if her instructions for the dismantling of illegal structures set up by some privileged inmates have been carried out.

Posted: December 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Bilibid VIPs tipped off on raid

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TOOLS OF THE TRADE  NBI agents found money counting machines, a Bushmaster rifle, pistols, cash, checks and other items during the raid on the prisoners’ quarters.  CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Prison guards helped hide the quarters of so-called Very Important Prisoners and misled agents of the National Bureau of Investigation, who swooped down on New Bilibid Prison on Monday to look for evidence that would link them to the illegal drug trade, according to an NBI official.

Posted: December 18th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Palace calls Bilibid ‘luxuries’ unacceptable

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The New Bilibid Prison. INQUIRER file photo.

“The conditions that we found in the Bilibid [are] really unacceptable,” Presidential Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda told Palace reporters.

Posted: December 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

DOJ asks P30 million to renovate building for high-risk inmates

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National Bilibid Prison

MANILA, Philippines–The Department of Justice (DOJ) has requested P30 million for the renovation of an isolated maximum-security building inside the National Bilibid Prison, Justice Secretary Leila de Lima said on Wednesday. “I called [Budget] Secretary [Florencio] Butch Abad to follow up the funds for the renovation of Building 14. That’s where we intend to place […]

Posted: December 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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