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Stabbings lead to lockdown at New Bilibid Prison

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Officials of the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) in Muntinlupa City imposed a lockdown at the maximum security compound and a ban on visitors indefinitely after two stabbing incidents left an inmate dead and another wounded on Monday.

Posted: March 18th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

BuCor denies raps on graft, coddling ‘VIPs’

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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 »

5 prison execs charged, suspended

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Five Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) officials have been charged administratively and suspended for 90 days in connection with the “escape” of convicted killer and former Batangas Gov. Jose Antonio Leviste from the national penitentiary, the Department of Justice (DOJ) said on Wednesday.

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

Jailed ex-mayor’s furlough defended

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Officials of the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) said the furlough of a jailed former town mayor in Cebu from the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) was all in order. BuCor officer in charge Manuel Co and NBP Superintendent Ramon Reyes told the Inquirer that former Compostela town Mayor Gilbert Wagas secured a pass from no less [...]

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

Lawmaker suggests NBP privatization

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MANILA, Philippines—A lawmaker on Wednesday pushed for the privatization of the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) in Muntinlupa City and the construction of three regional prisons to address the issue of congestion in the national penitentiary. Quezon Rep. Danilo Suarez said the proposal, which was endorsed by his colleagues in the opposition led by former President [...]

Posted: June 2nd, 2011 in Headlines,Nation | Read More »

NBP ‘sleep out’ canceled

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MANILA, Philippines—It’s back to their cells for the night even for VIPs of the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) in Muntinlupa City. Justice Secretary Leila de Lima on Tuesday said she would order officials of the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) to permanently stop the “sleep out” privilege enjoyed by VIP prisoners like former Batangas Gov. Antonio [...]

Posted: June 1st, 2011 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

DoJ panel eyes temporary deployment of Army inside NBP

MANILA, Philippines—The Department of Justice (DoJ) panel of investigators on the anomalies inside the New Bilibid Prisons (NBP) is looking at the possibility of temporary deployment of Army troops inside the national penitentiary. “The NBPs perimeter is very porous and everyone can go in and out of that facility. We are thinking of asking the [...]

Posted: May 27th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

DoJ eyes total prison overhaul

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Justice Secretary Leila de Lima  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines—The Department of Justice is considering a “total overhaul” of the penal system as a result of the controversy concerning the special privileges enjoyed by former Batangas Gov. Antonio Leviste and other VIP inmates of the New Bilibid Prison (NBP). Speaking Wednesday at a press conference, Justice Undersecretary Francisco Baraan III said the panel [...]

Posted: May 27th, 2011 in Headlines,Nation | Read More »

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