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High-profile inmates crave taste of good life


Fifty thousand pesos for a one-minute phone call? To talk to whom?

Posted: December 27th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

More Bilibid inmates sue DOJ over transfer

DOJ building

Relatives of two more prominent inmates transferred last week from New Bilibid Prisons in Muntinlupa City to the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) in Manila on Tuesday asked the Court of Appeals to order the government to give them access to their families and counsels.

Posted: December 24th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Bring NBP to way it should be—De Lima

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MAN-TO-MAN GUARDING    NBI agents provide a human shield for Justice Secretary Leila de Lima (center), as she leads the second inspection of New Bilibid Prison on Thursday.  The Justice chief ordered the demolition of the luxurious quarters of drug lords and gang members at the maximum security compound after an initial inspection on Monday uncovered drugs, sex toys and assorted contraband in cells renovated into luxe quarters. RAFFY LERMA

This was Justice Secretary Leila de Lima’s marching orders to the newly appointed officers in charge (OIC) at the New Bilibid Prison (NBP), the country’s main prison facility which last week yielded a shocking haul of contraband, from drugs, firearms and cash to sex dolls and luxury comforts.

Posted: December 21st, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Muntinlupa evacuees won’t go home just yet


Despite the improving weather, more than 100 families who sought refuge from the wrath of Tropical Depression “Ruby” in a public school in Muntinlupa City on Monday will not be returning to their houses until Friday.

Posted: December 10th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Bilibid moving to Ecija; old site soon a commercial area

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National Bilibid Prison

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 »