Posts Tagged Bureau of Corrections

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)....

Duterte orders revamp at BuCor due to corruption

Aileen Cerrudo   •   September 19, 2019

President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the revamp of the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) on Wednesday (September 18) due to alleged corruption. Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo has confirmed that the president...

Lawmakers favor placing ex-warden Gerald Bantag as BuCor Chief

Marje Pelayo   •   September 18, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – Newly appointed Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) Director General Gerald Bantag was personally handpicked by President Rodrigo Duterte to replace former chief Nicanor Faeldon. Bantag is the former...

No solid evidence yet to charge BuCor officials in GCTA controversy — Lacson

Marje Pelayo   •   September 18, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – The Senate of the Philippines has not found any strong evidence yet linking officials of the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) to the alleged anomalous implementation of the...

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