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Aquino still scouting for next prisons chief—Palace

Presidential spokesman Edwin Lacierda: A board member of any GOCC can receive only up to P3 million annually, including bonuses and per diem. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

President Aquino has been looking for someone who could fix the country’s penal system although he has not acted on the resignation of Bureau of Corrections chief, Malacañang said on Sunday.

Posted: December 23rd, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

After 4-month leave, prisons chief quits

Justice Secretary Leila de Lima. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) chief Gaudencio Pangilinan, who voluntarily went on leave four months ago after the Rolito Go abduction fiasco, has tendered his resignation to President Aquino, according to Justice Secretary Leila De Lima.

Posted: December 23rd, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Do toilet cleaners need a diploma?


An insider at New Bilibid Prison (NBP) says one of the men brought in by retired Army Maj. Gen. Gaudencio Pangilinan was the source of the grenade that exploded inside the NBP compound.

Posted: November 22nd, 2012 in Featured Columns,On Target | Read More »

De Lima names Bureau of Corrections OIC

Justice Secretary Leila de Lima. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Justice Secretary Leila de Lima has designated an officer-in-charge of the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) to oversee daily operations of the bureau while BuCor director Gaudencio Pangilinan Jr. is on leave following the disappearance of convicted killer Rolito Go at the national penitentiary in Muntinlupa City.

Posted: August 23rd, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Bucor chief no show at inquiry on prison anomalies


Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) Director Gaudencio Pangilinan was a no-show at the inquiry held Monday by the Department of Justice on the alleged anomalies being committed inside the national penitentiary.

Posted: March 5th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Prison guard files complaint vs Bilibid officials at DOJ

Justice Secretary Leila de Lima. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

A prison guard of the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) on Monday accused top prison officials of procurement anomalies and the unauthorized transfer of inmates, among other things.

Posted: February 21st, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Coddler of a notorious drug lord


When Gaudencio Pangilinan, a retired Army general, took over as Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) director last year, everybody thought there would be wide-ranging reforms in the country’s prisons system.

Posted: February 17th, 2012 in Featured Columns,Headlines,Metro,On Target | Read More »

BuCor denies raps on graft, coddling ‘VIPs’


It seems not even congressional hearings and President Aquino’s orders are enough to effect change behind prison walls.

Posted: February 17th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

New BuCor chief dismisses ‘delicadeza’ claims

The new chief of the Bureau of Corrections said that he “could not afford to be distracted” when asked about his reaction on sentiments by some that he lacked “delicadeza” for accepting the government position despite facing a plunder case before the Department of Justice.

Posted: August 18th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

New BuCor chief vows to eradicate crime syndicates in national prisons


Newly appointed Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) chief Gaudencio Pangilinan on Thursday said that the eradication of crime syndicates inside the national penitentiary is his first priority in cleaning it up.

Posted: July 28th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

New Bureau of Corrections chief facing plunder, says De Lima


Justice Secretary Leila De Lima confirmed Thursday that retired General Gaudencio Pangilinan who is facing a plunder complaint before the Department of Justice (DoJ) is the new chief of the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor).

Posted: July 28th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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