Bantag was looking for Yamashita treasure in Bilibid, says Remulla

Beatrice Pinlac 11/19/2022

MANILA, Philippines – Suspended Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) director general Gerald Bantag was looking for the fabled Yamashita treasure inside the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) compound in Muntinlupa City, Justice Secretary Jesus Crispin “Boying” Remulla said. Remulla…

The medieval heart of our prisons

Manuel L. Quezon III - @inquirerdotnet 11/16/2022

A longer period of time (82 years) separates the present day (2022) from the institution of the New Bilibid Prison in 1940, than separates the institution of the Old Bilibid Prison in 1865 and the creation of…

BuCor officials discover ‘tunnel’ but unsure what it is for

Dexter Cabalza 11/13/2022

Authorities at New Bilibid Prison (NBP) have discovered a hole in the ground, but they couldn’t say whether it was an escape tunnel or was made when former prison officials were allegedly digging for gold. Bureau of…

Murder, she wrote

Ma. Ceres P. Doyo - @inquirerdotnet 11/04/2022

The unfolding of new information on the Oct. 3 murder of broadcaster and vlogger Percival “Percy Lapid” Mabasa of the “Lapid Fire” radio program reads like a classic whodunit. There was the surrender and confession on Oct.…

Demolished old Bilibid buildings yield improvised weapons

Tetch Torres-Tupas 01/29/2022

MANILA, Philippines—The Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) has discovered around 500 bladed and deadly improvised weapons following the demolition of old structures inside the New Bilibid Prison (NBP). “The activity commenced with the NCRPO (National Capital Region Police…

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…

3 inmates bolt New Bilibid Prison; 1 dead

Jane Bautista, Marlon Ramos 01/18/2022

One of three prisoners who escaped from New Bilibid Prison Maximum Security Compound early on Monday morning died in an operation, according to an officer of the Muntinlupa City Police Station. Police Col. Angel Garcilliano confirmed the…

3 inmates escape from New Bilibid Prison’s maximum security compound

Daniza Fernandez 01/17/2022

MANILA, Philippines — Three inmates escaped before dawn Monday from the New Bilibid Prison’s (NBP) Maximum Security Compound, according to the Muntinlupa City police. The three persons deprived of liberty (PDLs), who escaped at  around 1:20 a.m…

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.…

Ecleo now doing time at Bilibid

Dexter Cabalza 08/07/2020

After almost a decade of hiding, captured fugitive and cult leader Ruben Ecleo Jr. is now serving his sentence of up to 60 years at the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) in Muntinlupa City. The Bureau of Corrections…

Cop chief: Man caught with P13.6M shabu in Mandaue may be working with pa jailed in Bilibid

Norman V. Mendoza 01/13/2020

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu, Philippines — The suspected drug dealer, who was caught with P13.6 million worth of suspected shabu in Mandaue City at dawn today, January 13, is believed to be operating his illegal drug business with…

Bilibid flesh trade, 24-hour gambling bared

Inquirer.net 09/13/2019

  MANILA, Philippines–There are other money-making ventures for corrupt officers at New Bilibid Prison aside from the payoffs for hospital passes and good conduct time allowances, according to a former official of the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor).…

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