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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 »

Aquino asked to speed up paroles, pardons

Rudy Diamante, executive secretary of the CBCP’s Episcopal Commission on Prison Pastoral Care.  PHOTO FROM CBCPONLINERADIO.COM

An official of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) has called on President Aquino to act with dispatch on the petitions for pardon and parole from qualified prisoners.

Posted: February 6th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Torture chamber in Laguna closed

Commission on Human Rights chair Etta Rosales. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

A 200-square-meter bungalow in a neatly tucked residential community in Biñan City, Laguna, served as a chamber of horror where officers of the Philippine National Police allegedly out for kicks subjected some of the detainees to a game called “wheel of torture.”

Posted: January 30th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Israel releases 26 Palestinian prisoners

Relatives of Israelis killed in attacks by Palestinian militants, hold photos of victims during a demonstration against the release of 26 long-serving Palestinian prisoners, in Jerusalem, Monday, Dec. 30, 2013. Israel and the Palestinians are gearing up for the expected release by Israel of 26 of the longest-serving Palestinian prisoners. Israel has agreed to release the men, who were all convicted in deadly attacks of Israelis, as part of a U.S.-brokered package to restart peace talks. AP

Israel released early Tuesday 26 Palestinian prisoners, a Palestinian official told AFP, in accordance with commitments made to revive US-brokered peace talks.

Posted: December 31st, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Aquino cites ‘spirit of law’ in seeking reversal of Leviste parole

Former Batangas governor Antonio “Tony” Leviste. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Saying there’s a difference between the “letter” and the “spirit” of the law, President Aquino is looking into the possibility of revoking the parole granted — apparently without his knowledge — to former Batangas governor Antonio Leviste, a convicted killer.

Posted: December 9th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

2 prisoners who escaped from Tacloban City jail arrested

The government has so far released P19.405 billion for the rehabilitation of “Yolanda”-stricken areas, according to administration ally and Eastern Samar Rep. Ben Evardone, whose own province was one of those devastated by the super typhoon. AP FILE PHOTO

Two prisoners from the Tacloban City Jail who escaped at the height of supertyphoon ‘‘Yolanda’’ have been rearrested, police said Friday.

Posted: November 22nd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Collapse of law, order looms large

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

City jail inmates, worried about the plight of their families after Supertyphoon “Yolanda” struck, tried to escape on Sunday.

Posted: November 12th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

1,514 NBP prisoners taking part in village polls for the 1st time


This year, Barangay (village) Poblacion in Muntinlupa City is getting a huge number of new voters—prisoners at the national penitentiary, which is within its jurisdiction.

Posted: October 28th, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Legal aid desk for inmates opens right inside Bilibid

Starting Monday, a public lawyer will be posted at the National Bilibid Prison (NBP) in Muntinlupa City to help inmates in need of assistance for their pending appeals and other legal concerns.

Posted: October 4th, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »


CEBU Gov. Hilario Davide III said he will consider the proposal of bus operators to create a committee at the Provincial Board (PB) that will address the concerns of the Cebu public transportation sector.

Posted: July 13th, 2013 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Estrada visits disgruntled city jail inmates, promises them aid

Manila Mayor-elect Joseph Estrada greets an elderly detainee at the Manila City Jail during a visit on Monday, June 10, 2013.  RICHARD A. REYES

“Even the accused should be treated as human beings,” ex-President and Manila Mayor-elect Joseph Estrada, himself a former detainee, told prisoners when he visited the Manila City Jail (MCJ) on Monday.

Posted: June 11th, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

  1. Senator’s kickback from pork bigger than those of Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – Lacson
  2. 12 senators on Napoles ‘pork’ list, says Lacson
  3. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima
  4. Sandigan junks Marcos family claim to Paoay property
  5. Delfin Lee: Blame Pag-Ibig, not me
  6. Cedric Lee’s cohort flies out of PH despite look-out order – De Lima
  7. San Juan cops fail to arrest Cedric Lee
  8. Maid confesses in killing of 2 and stabbing of employer in Laguna
  9. More ‘Yolanda’ bodies found
  10. Vitangcol to sue Czech envoy
  1. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima
  2. Gigi Reyes pins blame on aide
  3. Estrada: Gigi Reyes won’t testify vs JPE
  4. Bernice Lee arrested by NBI team
  5. Enrile chief aide back in PH ‘to face charges’
  6. ‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’
  7. Suspect in Vhong Navarro’s mauling wants to turn state witness – De Lima
  8. Reckless driver endangered lives of Aquino, entourage–report
  9. More legal woes for Cedric Lee
  10. Henares on Pacquiao bashing: I did not start this
  1. KL confirms Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 ended in Indian Ocean
  2. MRT passengers pass the hat for 6-year-old Ashley
  3. Rookie, lady cops lauded for quick response to MOA heist
  4. Malaysia averts another air tragedy; pilot lands troubled plane safely
  5. Revilla says he was joking; Lacson stands by his story
  6. Revilla ‘consulted’ Lacson on how he evaded arrest
  7. Cudia, dismissed for lying, got 99% in conduct
  8. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  9. Hammer-wielding robbers cause chaos at Philippines’ Mall of Asia
  10. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima


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