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11 inmates bolt from Mandaluyong police station; 5 cops fired


Eleven men detained at the Mandaluyong City police station escaped on Monday after they sawed off the iron bars of a window in the toilet inside their cell. One of them, however, was recaptured after a relative turned him in.

Posted: July 22nd, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

11 inmates escape Mandaluyong jail; 1 recaptured


Eleven inmates held at the Mandaluyong City Police Station bolted their temporary detention cells Monday dawn though one of the escapees was recaptured by the police.

Posted: July 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

At P30 per meal, no fine dining for Gigi Reyes in prison

Atty. Jessica Reyes. POOL PHOTO

Lawyer Jessica Lucila “Gigi” Reyes will spend her first weekend as a prisoner in solitary confinement at the basement of the Sandiganbayan building in Quezon City, subsisting on a P30 meal ration. Which is a far cry from the five-star catered fare at the lavish parties that she used to be invited to or host for her relatives and friends.

Posted: July 6th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Behind bars: Thai women pay high price for drugs

This picture taken on November 22, 2013 shows Thai female inmate Mai, 27, who was sentenced to three years in jail after she was caught with 20 illegal methamphetamine pills, known locally as "yaba", posing with her then one month-old son at a prison in Ayutthaya, north of Bangkok. AFP FILE PHOTO

Lured by easy money, an escape from poverty or family pressure, thousands of women are locked up for drug offenses in Thailand, which has one of the world’s highest rates of female imprisonment.

Posted: June 24th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Santiago decries double standard in prison

Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago has cried foul over reports that some moneyed prisoners are getting special treatment at the New Bilibid Prison (NBP).

Posted: June 23rd, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »