By Christian V. Esguerra
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.
By Julliane Love De Jesus
Two prisoners from the Tacloban City Jail who escaped at the height of supertyphoon ‘‘Yolanda’’ have been rearrested, police said Friday.
By Carmel Loise Matus
City jail inmates, worried about the plight of their families after Supertyphoon “Yolanda” struck, tried to escape on Sunday.
By Jaymee T. Gamil
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.
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.
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.
By Erika Sauler
“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.
By Nancy C. Carvajal
Before he could even take over as Manila mayor, Joseph Estrada may have to meet with “constituents” of a different sort.
By TJ Burgonio
Now, inmates can earn time deductions for good behavior.
In October, Catholic Church officials scored the Aquino administration for being too “tightfisted” in granting paroles and clemency to prisoners.
By Christine O. Avendaño
Being jailed at the maximum security compound of New Bilibid Prison apparently comes with maximum privileges. Where else, for example, can you find cells that are “Wi-Fi ready” and stocked with bottles of Johnnie Walker?
Nearly 300 persons jailed nationwide are aged 71 and above as of September this year, according to the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology. Of this number, 44 are from the National Capital Region.—Schatzi Quodala, Inquirer Research
By Chona Yu
, Tetch Torres
The San Mateo Municipal Jail has evacuated some 200 inmates due to waist-high flood in its cells, Radyo Inquirer 990AM reported Wednesday.