De Lima bids DOJ goodbye in founding anniversary speech

MANILA, Sept 24 (Mabuhay) – Justice Secretary Leila de Lima on Thursday bid farewell to the Department of Justice, underscoring the agency’s “humble” victories under her leadership despite “pressures.” De Lima, however, has not yet formally offered her intention to quit her post,...

De Lima orders new BuCor chief to make Bilibid drug-free

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Retired Lt. Gen. Ricardo Rainier Cruz III on Tuesday was sworn in as the new director general of the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor), which maintains the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) in Muntinlupa City. Accompanied by his family, Cruz was sworn in by Justice...

Duterte raps critics, says he might run for president

DAVAO (Mabuhay) – For the first time, Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte said he is considering running for president in 2016 after being fed up with the criticisms being thrown at him. “This is the first time that I have mentioned the possibility of being the president,” Duterte...

SC junks Bilibid inmates’ amparo, habeas data pleas

MANILA, Jan 14 (Mabuhay) – The Supreme Court has denied the requests seeking the issuance of a writ of amparo for two high-profile convicts taken out of the New Bilibid Prison after a series of surprise raids by authorities last December. The amparo petitions were filed...

Authorities raid Bilibid anew

MANILA, Jan 10 (Mabuhay) – Authorities once again raided the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) in Muntinlupa City on Saturday morning. More than 50 members of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI), the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) and the local police of Muntinlupa...

Bilibid exec sacked for interfering in confiscation of prohibited items

MANILA, Jan 8 (Mabuhay) – Justice Secretary Leila de Lima has dismissed a New Bilibid Prison official for interfering with the Bureau of Corrections’ confiscation of prohibited items inside a “kubol” at the national penitentiary last year. In a statement, De Lima said there was...

Palace: No plan at this time for a fact-finding body on Bilibid ‘anomalies’

MANILA (Mabuhay) – At least for now, there is no plan by Malacañang to form a fact-finding body that will look into alleged anomalies inside the New Bilibid Prison. Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said there has not been any discussion at the Palace about such a...

NBI raids Bilibid anew, more contraband found

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Police commandos on Friday conducted another raid at the maximum security compound of New Bilibid Prison and demolished “villas” set up by drug lords and robbery gang leaders in the prison. Justice Secretary Leila de Lima has entered at least...

PNP wants answers why guns in convict’s cell

MANILA, Dec 20 (Mabuhay) – The original owners of the firearms found in the prison cell of Peter Co will be held liable after the guns were discovered in the possession of the drug convict. The Philippine National Police (PNP) Firearms and Licensing Division said it will write to...

De Lima to check 2-storey house in Bilibid herself

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Justice Secretary Leila de Lima on Wednesday said she would be visiting the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) in Muntinlupa City to personally inspect a two-storey house and a swimming pool supposedly owned by high-profile inmates. In an interview, De Lima said she also...
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