Posts Tagged New Bilibid Prison

New Bilibid Prison riot death toll climbs to 4

Robie de Guzman   •   November 10, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – The number of inmates who perished in a riot that erupted Monday at the New Bilibid Prison’s maximum security compound has climbed to four, the Bureau of...

DOJ orders probe into latest Bilibid riot

Robie de Guzman   •   November 9, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Department of Justice (DOJ) Secretary Menardo Guevarra on Monday said he has ordered an investigation into the latest riot incident that erupted between gangs within the National...

Tensions still high at New Bilibid Prison after gang riot – DOJ

Robie de Guzman   •   October 13, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Tensions remain high between prison gang members at the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) following Friday’s riot that left at least several inmates dead, the Department of Justice...

Probe into deaths of Bilibid high-profile inmates due to COVID-19 sought in Senate

Robie de Guzman   •   July 22, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Senator Risa Hontiveros on Wednesday said she has filed a resolution seeking an investigation into the deaths of nine inmates in the New Bilibid Prison after allegedly...

DOH reports setting up of quarantine facilities in some detention centers vs spread of COVID-19

Robie de Guzman   •   May 1, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Health (DOH) on Friday said that quarantine centers have been installed in some detention facilities in the country to prevent the spread and manage...

BuCor preps ‘Site Harry’ for COVID-19 response at NBP

Aileen Cerrudo   •   May 1, 2020

The Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) continues to prepare the New Bilibid Prison’s (NBP) coronavirus disease (COVID-19) quarantine area at Site Harry. On Thursday (April 30), BuCor received medical supplies and...

New Bilibid Prison remains COVID-19 free – BuCor Chief

Marje Pelayo   •   April 16, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) clarified reports that a number of persons deprived of liberty (PDL) inside the national penitentiary are suspected of having coronavirus disease (COVID-19)...

Ampatuans brought to Bilibid after conviction in massacre case

Robie de Guzman   •   December 19, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – Members of the Ampatuan clan who were convicted of murder and sentenced to reclusion perpetua without parole on Thursday over the 2009 massacre have been transferred to...

Eleazar checks on ‘Strike Force’ deployed inside Bilibid

Marje Pelayo   •   October 7, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) Chief Police Major Guillermo Eleazar visited his men who are members of the “Strike Force” deployed inside the New Bilibid Prison...

Hospital chief: 5,200 inmates die in Bilibid every year

Aileen Cerrudo   •   October 3, 2019

Around 5,200 inmates in New Bilibid Prison (NBP) die every year due to overcrowding, according to NBP Hospital Director Ernesto Tamayo on Thursday (October 3). During the Senate hearing on...

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