Situation at Bilibid still tense after riot
MANILA, Philippines — The situation in New Bilibid Prison remains tense after Friday’s deadly riot since the prison gangs involved were seeking retaliation.
“There were intel reports that one group was amassing to strike back at the rival group. But the prison authorities, with the assistance of the police, have so far contained the violence,” Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra said on Monday.
Guevarra has ordered Bureau of Corrections Director General Gerald Bantag to report who were liable for the riot that broke out amid the pandemic lockdown.
A riot broke out at Quadrant 4 of Bilibid’s maximum security compound around 1 a.m. last Friday between the Sputnik and Commando gangs, killing nine inmates.
—Dona Z. Pazzibugan
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