Another Bilibid inmate remains unaccounted for—BuCor

Tetch Torres-Tupas 01/19/2022

MANILA, Philippines—Another inmate is missing from New Bilibid Prison’s Maximum Security Compound. Inmate Chris Candas Ablas, the fourth escapee, was convicted of robbery with homicide by the Valenzuela Regional Trial Court. Four inmates have managed to escape…

Convicted ex-Calauan, Laguna Mayor Antonio Sanchez dies — BuCor

Katrina Hallare 03/27/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Convicted former Calauan, Laguna Mayor Antonio Sanchez has passed away, the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) announced Saturday morning. BuCor spokesman Gabriel Chaclag said that Sanchez was declared on arrival when brought to the New…

2,500 convicts released from various prisons

Marlon Ramos 01/02/2021

MANILA, Philippines — More than 2,500 convicts were released from state penitentiaries in the country from January to November of 2020, including over 1,200 prisoners who were acquitted for criminal offenses they were initially found guilty of…

12,000 inmates erase tattoos to eliminate gang mentality

Dexter Cabalza 11/16/2020

MANILA, Philippines — More than 12,000 inmates in all prisons across the country had their gang tattoos covered up in a move the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) believed would prevent violence inside the overcrowded and gang-dependent penitentiaries.…

9 dead, 7 wounded in predawn Bilibid gang riot

Jodee Agoncillo 10/10/2020

Nine inmates were killed and seven wounded in a predawn clash on Friday between rival gangs inside New Bilibid Prison (NBP), authorities said. Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) spokesperson Gabriel Chaclag said seven of the fatalities were members…

Ligan to tap BuCor, courier companies in anti-drug fight

Alven Marie Timtim 09/22/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Police Colonel Josefino Ligan, chief of the Cebu City Police Office (CCPO), is calling a meeting with courier companies, to solicit their help in preventing the transport of illegal drugs into the city.…

BuCor legal service chief shot dead in Muntinlupa City

Catherine Gonzales - Inquirer.net 02/19/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Bureau of Corrections’ legal service chief was gunned down in Muntinlupa City on Wednesday. Fredric Anthony Santos was aboard a Toyota Hilux when two gunmen appeared and shot him in front of a…

PNP deploys tracker teams to rearrest Rolito Go

Catherine Gonzales - Inquirer.net 09/20/2019

MANILA, Philippines — Police teams are now hunting down Rolito Go, who was convicted for the road rage killing  of a Dela Salle University (DLSU) student in 1991, and who was reportedly included in the rearrest list…

Bantag named new BuCor chief

Julie M. Aurelio - @inquirerdotnet 09/18/2019

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday appointed former Manila City Jail warden Gerald Bantag to head the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor), saying he could not find a “saint” to run the scandal-ridden agency. Presidential spokesperson…

Heinous crime convicts return to prison for fear of their lives

Leo Udtohan - Philippine Daily Inquirer 09/15/2019

TAGBILARAN CITY, Bohol, Philippines — With P3,000 in his pocket, rape convict Melchor Jumamil was giddy when he was released for good behavior from the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) in April. But he was crestfallen after his…

Duterte starts major revamp at BuCor

DJ Yap, Dona Z. Pazzibugan, Julie M. Aurelio - @inquirerdotnet 09/14/2019

MANILA, Philippines–President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered next-in-rank employees to temporarily assume the duties of prison officials who were suspended for the controversial early release of heinous crime convicts. Malacañang said the President issued the directive as the…

Thelma Chiong to DOJ: Show us complete list of convicts released through GCTA

Rosalie O. Abatayo 09/09/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Unhappy with the release of four of the seven convicts in the rape-slay of her daughters Marijoy and Jacqueline, Thelma Chiong has called on the Department of Justice (DOJ) to already release to…

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