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Riot erupts inside Bilibid

/ 09:36 AM October 09, 2020
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Facade of the New Bilibid Prison (NBP), with sign of Bureau of Corrections (BuCor). Image from the BuCor website

MANILA, Philippines — A riot erupted inside the New Bilibid Prison early Friday morning.

The riot was between the warring Sputnik Gang and Commando.

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Bilibid spokesperson Gabriel Chaclag said the commotion started at 2:30 in the morning and ended at around 4 a.m.

He confirmed that there are casualties and injured but could not give the exact figure as the incident report has yet to reach his office.

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The riot happened at the East Quadrant of Bilibid.

But a report from the Southern Police District said that there are nine casualties were found after the riot–seven members of Sputnik and 2 from Commando Gang.

Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra said he already ordered the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) to submit a report about the incident as soon as possible.

“I have asked DG Bantag [BuCor Director Gerald Bantag] to investigate and submit a report to me asap,” Guevarra said in a text message.

BuCor, which operates seven penal institutions around the country including Bilibid is an attached agency of the Department of Justice.

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