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SENATE REJECTS BALOYO’S TRANSFER FROM NBP TO PAMPANGA JAIL – GORDON

The Senate Committees on Accountability of Public Officers and Investigations or Blue Ribbon and on Justice and Human Rights have thumbed down a request to transfer the custody of Police Supt. Rodney Raymundo Juico Baloyo IV from the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) to the San Fernando City District Jail in San Fernando City, Pampanga. Senator […]

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SENATE ADOPTS BLUE RIBBON RECOMMENDATION TO FILE CHARGES VS BUCOR, NBP OFFICIALS – GORDON

The Senate adopted the recommendation of Senator Dick Gordon to file charges against officials of the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) and the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) after conducting an investigation and uncovering other anomalies activities inside the NBP, aside from the abusive implementation of Republic Act 10592 or the Good Conduct Time Allowance (GCTA)law. “The […]

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PRIORITIZE RELEASE OF SICK, OLD INMATES – GO

Senator Bong Go has asked the Department of Justice (DOJ) to prioritize the release of inmates on account of age, poor health condition and actual service of sentence taking into account existing laws. During the Senate hearing on the DOJ’s proposed 2020 budget, Go read a letter he wrote and addressed to Justice Secretary Menardo […]

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NO ‘PASALUBONG’, ‘PABAON’, ‘TILAPIA’ DURING MY TERM AS NBP CHIEF – DELA ROSA

Senator Bato Dela Rosa categorically denied receiving any monetary favor from any individual or group during his term as director general of the beleaguered Bureau of Corrections (BuCor), saying that no one even dared to offer him any ‘pasalubong’ when he became the BuCor Chief or ‘pabaon’ when he left the bureau. In a radio […]

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NBP HOSPITAL REFERRAL PASSES USED IN ILLEGAL DRUG TRADE – GO

Senator Bong Go has bared that eight high-profile inmates are involved in illegal drug transactions inside the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) in Muntinlupa City through the alleged “hospital referral pass for sale” scheme.  “Most of these illegal drug transactions take place in Medical Ward 3, ng medical annex ng Building 14 and it involves several […]

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TREAT ALL PRISONERS EQUALLY IN JAIL – GO

Senator Bong Go has enjoined the Department of Justice (DOJ) to do its sworn duty to maintain the country’s correctional facilities and ensure that inmates are given fair treatment. In his statement which was read during a recent Senate hearing, Go stressed that all inmates must be treated equally in jail, and that the patronage […]

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DISQUALIFY NBP BUILDING NO. 14 CONVICTS FROM GCTA GRANT – DELA ROSA

Senator Bato dela Rosa wants inmates at  Building No. 14 of the New Bilibid Prison (NBP)  in Muntinlupa denied of Good Conduct Time Allowance (GCTA) coverage because of their continuous engagement in the illegal drug trade. Dela Rosa directed the suggestion to Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra during the joint hearing of the Committee on Justice […]

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NEA URGES ELECTRIC COOPERATIVES TO HELP EXPEDITE NBP ROLLOUT

Electric cooperatives (ECs) are urged to form partnerships with cable television service providers and telecommunication companies to advance the government’s National Broadband Plan (NBP), which aims to “significantly” improve the internet service in the country. Speaking at the NBP forum at the Grand Meng Seng Hotel in Davao City on February 15, Acting Secretary Eliseo […]