Muntinlupa lawmaker to bring up Bilibid road wall issue with DOJ chief
MANILA, Philippines — Muntinlupa City Rep. Ruffy Biazon on Monday said he will send a letter to Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra regarding the wall built by the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) along Insular Prison Road in the city, which the lawmaker earlier dubbed as illegal.
Biazon was referring to the BuCor’s move to construct a concrete wall along Insular Prison Road, one of the roads in the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) Reservation which gives access for residents of Southville 3 to and from the Barangay Poblacion proper and Muntinlupa City proper.
“I am sending a letter [to Secretary Guevarra] today,” Biazon said in a text message.
Biazon did not elaborate on the contents of the letter.
BuCor earlier said the wall was constructed for security reasons, adding that the road would only be accessible by the bureau’s personnel and other government agencies with official business within the NBP Reservation.
But in an earlier statement, Biazon said the construction of the wall was illegal and that “no proper coordination whatsoever was made with the City Government of Muntinlupa and the barangay prior to the implementation of this order from BuCor.”
“The wall compromises the safety, security, and health of Southville 3 residents because it is blocking the most accessible entry into Southville 3, which will enable police, fire, and emergency services to quickly respond should the need arise,” Biazon said in a separate statement.