DOJ orders probe into high-profile inmate deaths at NBP due to COVID-19

Gabriel Pabico Lalu 07/21/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Justice (DOJ) has ordered the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) to probe the deaths of at least nine high-profile inmates — including controversial inmate Jaybee Sebastian — at the New Bilibid Prison due…

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…

‘Drug lords at NBP must be quaking in their slippers’

Inquirer.net 12/13/2017

Drug lords at the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) must be “quaking in their slippers” with the thought of Police Chief Director General Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa as the next head of the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor). This…

CPDRC inmates to be shipped to other jails

Izobelle T. Pulgo 12/26/2016

STARTING January next year, provincial jail inmates will be transferred by batches to other other detention centers, such as the Abuyog Penal Colony in Leyte and the National Bilibid Prison in Muntinlupa City to decongest the already…

Carcar top drug dealer falls; ‘pusher’ shot dead in Danao City

Rene F. Alima 12/02/2016

AGENTS of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in Central Visayas (PDEA-7) caught a big fish when they nailed Carcar City’s top drug personality at Villaverna Subdivision, Barangay Bulacao, Talisay Cebu at around 5 a.m. on Friday. Reynaldo…

PALMA WANTS ANSWERS

Izobelle T. Pulgo 11/13/2016

Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma has joined the growing call for an impartial investigation into the death of Albuera, Leyte Mayor Rolando Espinosa Sr. which a number of senators have described to be a premeditated killing by a…

KERWIN FALLS

Ador Vincent S. Mayol, Jose Santino S. Bunachita 10/17/2016

Alleged big-time drug lord Rolan “Kerwin” Espinosa Jr., son of Albuera, Leyte Mayor Rolando Espinosa Sr., was arrested by the police in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE), Philippine National Police (PNP) Dir. Gen. Ronald “Bato” dela…

Sebastian set up drug lords to earn De Lima’s trust — ex-cop

10/06/2016

Convict Jaybee Sebastian tricked big-time Chinese drug lords into getting the trust of former Justice Secretary and now Senator Leila De Lima, said an inmate from the New Bilibid Prision (NBP) who testified on Thursday before the…

Police validating information on new drug trafficking modus

Ador Vincent S. Mayol 09/23/2016

POLICE Regional Office (PRO-7) Chief Noli Taliño said they are validating information that new players and modes of exchange have been used by drug syndicates to prevent them from getting caught. “All information we received should be…

Duterte pushes for better Internet, free Wi-Fi

07/26/2016

WITH a country known for providing notoriously slow yet expensive Internet connection, President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday announced his plans to have better Internet for Filipinos. In his first State of the Nation Address (SONA), Duterte said…

De Lima should be probed over drugs in Bilibid – Panelo

07/24/2016

Sen. Leila de Lima should be investigated over the proliferation of illegal drugs in the country, particularly at the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) during her term as justice secretary, according to presidential legal counsel Salvador Panelo. “Siya…

SAF now mans Bilibid

07/21/2016

The police elite Special Action Force (SAF) has taken over the job of securing the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) on Wednesday. Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II said 320 SAF members will secure the national penitentiary round-the-clock. On…

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