Posts Tagged Bureau of Corrections

NCRPO to probe link of GCTA mess to BuCor exec’s killing

Aileen Cerrudo   •   February 21, 2020

The National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) is looking into the connection of the Good Conduct Time Allowance (GCTA) issue with the killing of Bureau of Corrections legal chief Atty....

DOJ orders NBI to probe slay of suspended BuCor exec

Robie de Guzman   •   February 20, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Justice (DOJ) has ordered the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) to look into the killing of Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) legal division chief Atty....

57 GCTA returnees, 59 parolees walk free in time for the holidays

Marje Pelayo   •   December 25, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – More than a hundred persons deprived of liberty (PDL) walked free from prison on Tuesday (December 24) just in time for the holidays. A total of 57...

BuCor restores visitation privileges for Bilibid inmates

Aileen Cerrudo   •   October 30, 2019

The Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) has restored visitation privileges at New Bilibid Prison on Wednesday (October 30), almost a month after it was suspended. BuCor already posted the schedule for...

IED rocks Bilibid’s compound for rebel detainees

Marje Pelayo   •   October 11, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – While clearing operations continued inside the maximum compound of the New Bilibid Prison (NBP), an explosion rattled Quadrant 4 around 10:00 AM on Friday (October 11). The...

DILG to launch probe on ninja cops in drug recycling controversy

Marje Pelayo   •   October 2, 2019

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) is set to begin the investigation on the so-called ninja cops involved in drug recycling inside the Bureau...

How the Senate shifted its inquiry from ‘GCTA for sale’ to ‘Agaw Bato scheme’

Marje Pelayo   •   September 28, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – Many are wondering how the issue of the so-called ‘Good Conduct Time Allowance (GCTA) for sale’ scheme is connected to the controversy of drug recycling or the...

DOJ to release sanitized list of heinous crime convicts freed under GCTA next week

Maris Federez   •   September 26, 2019

Department of Justice (DOJ) Secretary Menardo Guevarra admitted that the GCTA controversy, as well as the near release of former Calauan, Laguna mayor Antonio Sanchez, was a huge challenge for...

BuCor chief to impose ban on mobile phones

Marje Pelayo   •   September 24, 2019

MANILA, Philippines — Newly installed Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) Director General Gerald Bantag is set to impose a ban against carrying mobile phones within the premises of the New Bilibid...

DILG’s Año confident of Bantag’s competence to head BuCor

Robie de Guzman   •   September 20, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Eduardo Año has expressed confidence in the competence of J/SSupt. Gerald Bantag to head the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor)....

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