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Court denies CIDG request to transfer NPA couple to regular jail

Communist Party of the Philippines and New People’s Army chief Benito Tiamzon (left) and his wife, Wilma (right).  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

As the Philippine National Police prepares for the arrest of three senators charged with plunder over the pork barrel scam, it has sought to kick the Tiamzon couple, alleged communist leaders, out of its detention facility.

Posted: June 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Bilibid down to 10 docs for 21,000 inmates


Following the relief of two of its doctors, the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) will just have 10 physicians looking after its 21,000 inmates.

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

New Bilibid Prison rival gangs agree on ceasefire


Rival gangs at the maximum security compound of the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) agreed on a ceasefire on Tuesday after three stabbing incidents on Monday left two inmates dead and a third wounded.

Posted: March 19th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Stabbings lead to lockdown at New Bilibid Prison


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 »

Leyte jailbreaks expose chaotic justice system

A JAIL guard and a policeman pin down three unidentified inmates of the Tacloban City jail who tried to escape amid the chaos that followed the landfall of Supertyphoon “Yolanda.” CDN FILE PHOTO

As hundreds of his fellow prisoners rushed past him to bolt out of the provincial jail here, 86-year-old inmate Alberto Encina clutched his rosary and waited for the mad dash for freedom to end.

Posted: February 11th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Regions | Read More »