THE influential Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) has asked President Rodrigo Duterte to call a “correctional summit” to address the problem of illegal drugs and other core issues besetting the National Bilibid Prisons (NBP) in Muntinlupa City (Metro Manila).

The CBCP-Episcopal Commission on Prison and Pastoral Care (ECPPC) came out with the proposal as authorities continue to struggle on how to solve the proliferation of illegal drugs, among other illicit activities, inside the penitentiary despite implementation of stringent security measures.

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