• New PNP chief eyes Bilibid overhaul


    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.


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    1. Juan T. Delacruz on

      Top to bottom clean-up is needed at New Bilibid Prison, and prisoners should be treated as prisoners. Shakedowns and unannounced inspections must be done on regular basis and they can be awakened at anytime, throw them out of their jail cells, put everybody in holding areas and begin inspecting their cells.

      Jail guard positions should be a Civil Service positions so they can be punished to the fullest extent of the law when they err or intentionally receiving pay off from these moneyed prisoners, or any violations they do during the performance of their duties.

      The government should take back the NBP and show the world that it is under new management and execute prisoners that violate the rules and guidelines. Few prisoners can be executed and make examples out of them. They can start from the richest, most moneyed, and prominent drug lord, and work their way down. Keep those HRC and Media people away from NBP for couple of days after executions.
      The management job will make a lot easier.