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BuCor lifts visitor ban in Bilibid from Christmas to New Year

By: - Reporter / @ConsINQ
/ 08:13 PM December 24, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — Face-to-face visit for inmates is allowed at the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) starting Dec. 25 until Jan. 1 amid the coronavirus disease pandemic, the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) said Thursday.

In a Facebook post, BuCor said its “controlled dalaw” system does not make physical contact during the controlled visit, which is limited to only 15 minutes.



BuCor said it would strictly implement its policy of one visitor per one person deprived of liberty (PDL) in the national penitentiary.


Visitors are required to bring a medical health certificate proving that they have no symptoms of COVID-19 and any other illnesses, said BuCor.

The agency said only PDL’s listed wife or the common-law-wife will be allowed to visit. If the detainee is single, only one sibling or parent aged 18 to 60 years old will be allowed to visit.

BuCor also stressed that visitors will be required to bring their own alcohol, and are required to wear both a face mask and a face shield.

However, wearing jackets, sleeveless, shorts, leggings, six pockets and other types of similar clothing are banned inside their jail facilities.

The schedule of the controlled visits is as follows:

Maximum Security Compound (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.):


NBP North     –     December 25, 2020

NBP West      –     December 26, 2020

NBP East       –     December 27, 2020

NBP South     –     December 28, 2020

NBP North     –     December 29, 2020

NBP West      –     December 30, 2020

NBP East       –     December 31, 2020

NBP South     –     January 01, 2021

Medium Security Compound

December 26, 2020 – January 01, 2021

8:00am – 5:00pm

Minimum Security Compound

8:00am – 5:00pm

Reception and Diagnostic Center

8:00am – 5:00pm

Gate entrance and the designated parking area below the admin building (Sunken Garden) will open starting 6 a.m.

BuCor suspended physical visits at the NBP since the strict coronavirus lockdown started in mid-March to prevent further transmission of COVID-19. Zac Sarao, trainee

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