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Palace calls Bilibid ‘luxuries’ unacceptable

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 »

Santiago: DOJ cabal protecting ‘very important prisoners’

Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago. INQUIRER file photo.

Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago suspects that there are “very high personnel” in the Department of Justice (DOJ) who are protecting drug lords doing businesses inside the New Bilibid Prison (NBP).

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

Bilibid inspection yields illegal drugs, gadgets, bath tub

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

Operatives from the National Bureau of Investigation and the Philippine National Police (PNP) conducted a surprise inspection inside the New Bilibid Prisons early Monday morning as part of their crackdown against illegal drugs inside the facility.

Posted: December 15th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

DOJ to probe Mercado partner’s death if asked by victim’s family

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The Department of Justice (DOJ) will investigate the 2002 death of former Makati Vice Mayor Ernesto Mercado’s live-in partner only upon the request of the family, Justice Secretary Leila de Lima said Friday.

Posted: December 6th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

DOJ won’t replace Laude prosecutor

Jeffrey Laude

The Department of Justice on Wednesday denied the request of the family of slain transgender Jeffrey “Jennifer” Laude to replace the Olongapo City prosecutor conducting the preliminary investigation of the suspect, US Marine Joseph Scott Pemberton.

Posted: December 4th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »