LOOK: Inmates help demolish shanties, illegal structures at NBP
MANILA, Philippines — Several inmates helped in dismantling structures inside the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) in Muntinlupa City, which were believed to be the hiding location for contraband including illegal drugs, the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) said Saturday.
In a statement from BuCor spokesperson Wena Fe Dalagan, persons deprived of liberty (PDLs) under the Quadrant II in the Maximum Compound of the national penitentiary initiated self-demolition of their respective shanties.
Authorities began the demolition of shanties and unauthorized buildings to put a stop on the illegal activities of inmates, BuCor chief Director General Gerald Bantag previously said.
Despite a recent explosion that hit NBP’s Quadrant IV, clearing operations and removal of unauthorized structures will still continue.
“Hindi tayo magpapatinag sa pagsabog na nangyari dun [This explosion will not stop us from pursuing clearing operations] and we will continue clearing the area so that proper rules and regulations will be done by authorities there,” outgoing Metro Manila police chief Maj. Gen. Guillermo Eleazar told reporters in an interview. /jpv
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