THE incoming chief of the Philippine National Police (PNP), Chief Supt. Ronald ‘Bato’ de la Rosa, on Wednesday proposed the complete overhaul of the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) in Muntinlupa City.
De la Rosa said the overhaul should be from top to bottom to straighten the agency.
This, he said, means replacing all jail personnel and officials.
He said under the present system, convicted drug lords continue to ply their illegal trade behind bars.
“They own cell phones, laptops and other types of communication, because it was allowed by some jail guards to be smuggled inside,” de la Rosa said.
He said even if a jammer is installed, the convicts can still communicate with their suppliers of illegal drugs in China and street distributors.
De la Rosa said this system has to stop.
“Its high time to raise the standard of recruitment process for jail guards,” he said.