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).…

70-year-old convict freed through GCTA surrenders to Consolacion police

Alven Marie Timtim 09/08/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines – A 70-year-old convict, who was released under the Good Conduct Time Allowance (GCTA), surrendered to Consolacion police on Saturday afternoon, September 7. Virgilio Batulan, a resident of Sitio Libo, Barangay Tayud, Consolacion town, was…

Witness tells Senate: Freedom comes with a price tag in Bilibid

Leila B. Salaverria 09/06/2019

MANILA, Philippines–A witness has surfaced in the Senate to testify that a good conduct time allowance “for sale scheme” exists in the New Bilibid Prison. Yolanda Camelon told the Senate Thursday night that she had paid P50,000…

Consolacion ‘drug queen’ has a police boyfriend?

Morexette Marie B. Erram 03/08/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Police in Cebu are now looking for a fellow policeman whom they suspected of helping the Rustico Ygot drug group in distributing shabu in the province. Chief Superintendent Debold Sinas, Police Regional Office in…

Rustico Ygot drug group likely to be behind Janelyn Encila’s death, police say

Morexette Marie B. Erram 03/07/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Police in Cebu are now looking into the likelihood that the killers of Janelyn Encila are members of the Rustico Ygot drug group. Colonel Julian Entoma, Mandaue City Police Office (MCPO) director, said that…

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