National Bilibid Prisons - updates

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'Puro sabaw': BuCor only uses P39 of P60-food budget per prisoner

Oct 03, 2019 - 12:15 PM

Since July 2018, the Bureau of Corrections has been spending an average of P13 per meal for each prisoner

MISMANAGEMENT? The Bureau of Corrections underspends its food budget for prisoners. PRIB Photo

DOJ: 52 qualified convicts released from Bilibid

Sep 28, 2019 - 11:53 AM

Justice Undersecretary Markk Perete says 35 more previously released convicts who should not have surrendered in the first place, have been verified for release

FREEDOM REGAINED. Convicts who surrendered upon orders of President Rodrigo Duterte regain freedo after authorities verified that their previous release is valid. Photo from DOJ

PNP: Releasing thousands of Bilibid inmates not cause for concern

Aug 22, 2019 - 3:55 PM

'Naniniwala tayo na after serving their time, may pagbabago na naganap sa kanilang buhay,' says Philippine National Police spokesman Brigadier General Bernard Banac

NO THREAT. The Philippine National Police argues that convicts change after incarceration. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

CHR: Improve jail management to prevent crimes inside prisons

Mar 06, 2019 - 5:22 PM

'The goal of prisons should be to reform persons deprived of liberty, to uphold human dignity while being accountable for their faults,' CHR spokesperson Jacqueline de Guia says

Inside the National Bilibid Prison in Muntinlupa City on October 28, 2016.

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The House's 'climax' congressmen: Who are they?

Nov 26, 2016 - 9:52 AM

Long time politicians a former law school dean and a neophyte legislator who advocates for the rights of the marginalized ask De Lima s former aide Ronnie Dayan questions the hearing could have done without

Sebastian: Chinese inmates on top of Bilibid drugs trade

Oct 10, 2016 - 7:07 PM

Chinese inmates who are also drug lords are protected by gangs They compete in terms of quality of meth and prices says high profile inmate Jaybee Sebastian

TESTIMONY. High profile inmate Jaybee Sebastian appears before the House committee on justice as resumes its probe on October 10, 2016 into the proliferation of drugs in the New Bilibid Prison. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

De Lima: Convicted cop who testified against me is Duterte kin

Oct 09, 2016 - 2:26 PM

Former Police Officer 3 Engelberto Durano claims Senator Leila De Lima received money from alleged Cebu drug lord Jeffrey Jaguar Diaz

Herbert Colanggo: Convicted crime leader, drug lord, recording artist

Sep 20, 2016 - 11:55 AM

Herbert Colanggo who recorded a full music album while serving life in the New Bilibid Prison has submitted an affidavit against Senator Leila de Lima

House probe on Bilibid drugs under De Lima 'reeks of harassment'

Aug 20, 2016 - 6:06 PM

This proposed investigation reeks of harassment and various constitutional violations as it seeks to spend people’s money on a witch hunt says Ifugao Representative Teddy Brawner Baguilat Jr

NO LOGIC. Ifugao Representative Teddy Brawner Baguilat Jr (right) raises questions about House Resolution No. 105 filed by administration allies, led by Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez (left).

DOJ probes 2 ex-officials allegedly on payroll of VIP convicts

Jul 29, 2016 - 1:02 PM

Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II refuses to name the former high ranking DOJ officials but says they served the previous administration

BOMB THREAT. Employees are asked to evacuate the DOJ building over a reported bomb threat. File photo by Buena Bernal/Rappler

More Bilibid woes: Visiting girl nearly raped by inmate

Jan 02, 2015 - 3:16 PM

Authorities are preparing a criminal case against the suspect who has come forward

THIRD SURPRISE VISIT. Justice Secretary Leila de Lima makes a third unannounced visit to the state penitentiary in a month. File photo by Rappler

De Lima: Demolish special Bilibid jail houses in 2 weeks

Dec 31, 2014 - 12:51 AM

Justice Secretary Leila De Lima denies accusations of selective justice and says the raids are just the initial salvo of reforms to be implemented

DISMANTLE. A file photo of the National Bilibid Prison raid on December 19, 2014.

4 more jail officials axed over VIP convicts

Dec 29, 2014 - 7:13 PM

Justice Secretary Leila de Lima is disappointed with the surrendered contraband of inmates at the state penitentiary which include weapons drug paraphernalia and mahjong tiles

THIRD SURPRISE VISIT. Justice Secretary Leila de Lima makes a third unannounced visit to the state penitentiary in a month. File photo by Rappler

Prison sex, drugs and bribery scandal shocks Philippines

Dec 16, 2014 - 4:35 PM

An anti crime and corruption group even suggests the military should take over the management of the national penitentiary

'VIP treatment' for drug lords discovered in surprise Bilibid inspection

Dec 15, 2014 - 1:49 PM

An air conditioning system an entertainment set and drugs are among those reportedly found in the room of one convicted drug lord

Musical freedom for juvenile delinquents

May 28, 2013 - 9:00 PM

A group of college students organize a benefit concert for young inmates of the National Bilibid Prison

When Rolito Go killed a student

Aug 15, 2012 - 5:44 PM

Missing convict Rolito Go went to jail for killing a 25 year old engineering student in a 1991 road rage incident