Panelo will propose to Duterte to totally cut mobile, internet signal in Bilibid 

By: - Reporter / @NCorralesINQ
/ 02:50 PM September 09, 2019

MANILA, Philippines — Mobile and internet signal must be cut in the entire New Bilibid Prison, President Rodrigo Duterte’s spokesman said Monday, following reports that some high-profile inmates continue to use cellphones and internet inside the national penitentiary.

“That’s simple. We can easily give a solution to that. When we have state visits, our cellphone [signals] are easily cut. Then all you need is to cut that off,” presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo said in a Palace briefing.


“Who will cut that off? Of course, the operator – Smart and Globe. That’s it. That simple,” Panelo added.

He said he would suggest this proposal to the President.


Previous reports showed that convicted drug lords and high-profile inmates Bilibid have been operating drug transactions inside the Bilibid using mobile phones and the internet.

“They’re using the communication system to commit illegal act, so might as well [cut the signal],” Panelo said.

“If that’s the only problem, if it aggravates the problem, then let’s remove it (signal),” he added. /kga

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