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Stabbing leaves 2 inmates at Bilibid injured

By: - Reporter / @dexcabalzaINQ
/ 04:05 AM February 10, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — An inmate of New Bilibid Prison (NBP) in Muntinlupa City was stabbed by another convict on Saturday despite two raids conducted by authorities last week to rid the national penitentiary of weapons and other contraband.

In a report from the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor), the two inmates were found injured by Special Weapons and Tactics members in Dorm 13-F2 at the maximum security compound around 9 a.m.

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They were identified as Robert So, 56, imprisoned since 2002 for drugs and Rommel Aquino, 35, who was convicted of car theft and homicide in 2017.

Initial investigation showed that Aquino stabbed So with an improvised knife “for no apparent reason which started a commotion.”

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Other inmates tried to step in but Aquino continued assaulting So, which prompted them to attack Aquino “with everything [within reach]… to stop him ….”

The two were recovering at the NBP hospital, according to the BuCor.

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