CHR to probe New Year riot at Bilibid | Inquirer News
Close  

CHR to probe New Year riot at Bilibid

/ 05:12 AM January 06, 2022

MANILA, Philippines — The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) on Wednesday said it would investigate the New Year’s Day riot at New Bilibid Prison in Muntinlupa City, which left three dead and 14 more injured.

The Bureau of Corrections earlier said a riot broke out in the dormitories at the East Quadrant and prisoners had used improvised firearms to shoot at each other.

ADVERTISEMENT

Three more improvised firearms were surrendered later by other inmates. A similar incident happened at Bilibid in October 2020 and there were also riots in October and November last year.

—KRIXIA SUBINGSUBING
FEATURED STORIES

Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: CHR, Commission on Human Rights, New Bilibid Prison New Year's Day riot
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.

News that matters

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and
acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.



© Copyright 1997-2022 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.