Tag: Bilibid

Interview on DZMM: Advice to CPNP Albayalde; ‘Ninja Cops’ | Oct. 4, 2019

In an interview on DZMM, Sen. Lacson answered questions on:
– advice to PNP Chief Oscar Albayalde amid present controversy
– demoralization in PNP due to ‘ninja cops’
– legislative remedies vs rogue cops
– Bilibid inmates’ subsistence allowance

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Interview on DZBB: Technology and Other Solutions vs BuCor Woes; National ID vs Graft | Sept. 15, 2019

In an interview on DZBB, Sen. Lacson answered questions on:
– technology-based solutions to stop corruption at BuCor
– proposed legislation to address BuCor woes
– accusations that the probe is targeting Sen de Lima

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Interviews on GMA, DZRH, DZMM: ‘Bottomless Pit’ of Corruption at BuCor | Sept. 13, 2019

In an interview on GMA’s ‘Unang Hirit,’ DZRH, and DZMM, Sen. Lacson answered questions on:
– ‘bottomless pit’ of corruption at BuCor
– ‘friendship’ with the President

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‘TALAMAK ANG KORAPSYON!’ 7 Major Moneymaking Schemes at Bilibid Bared

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At the fifth Senate hearing on the irregularities at the Bureau of Corrections, Sen. Lacson bared at least seven moneymaking schemes inside the New Bilibid Prison, both petty and large-scale. “Maraming issues. Pagpasok ng contraband. May ‘special request.’ Pagpasok ng ’tilapia.’ Pagpasok ng extended period ng visitation, may bayad.”

While BuCor legal division chief Anthony Frederic Santos confirmed there was corruption in the NBP, with the payoffs depending on the inmate’s ‘level,’ Lacson pointed out the committee also invited former BuCor OIC Rafael Ragos and NBI intelligence agent Jovencio Ablen Jr to give the Senate panel a clearer picture of corruption at BuCor. “The moneymaking scheme has been there since time immemorial,” Sen. Lacson said. “(This Senate investigation is) with the end in view to resolve these issues and come up with legislation to (stop) these malpractices,” he added.

Lacson also asked BuCor OIC Melvin Ramon Buenafe if the situation in BuCor is still reversible, since some inmates have “good command and control over their fellow inmates, even BuCor employees.” He said “surgical action” is needed especially to stop practices like letting inmates out overnight to commit crimes, and get back in.

Related:
At the Hearing on the Release of Heinous Crime Convicts via GCTA (Sept. 2)
#PingSays: Sec. Panelo’s ‘Referral’ for ex-Mayor Sanchez; Sanchez Release and GCTA Issue (Sept. 3)
‘Bakit Kailangan Madaliin?’ BuCor Execs Grilled over Hurry to Release ‘Special’ Convicts (Sept. 5)
Facebooking from Maximum Security: Mobile Phones, Drugs and Firearms in Bilibid (Sept. 9)
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#PingSays: Up to P2 million ‘Admission Fee’ for Bilibid Hospital? | Sept. 10, 2019

In an interview, Sen. Lacson answered questions on:
– up to P2M ‘admission fee’ and P30K daily ‘board and lodging’ at Bilibid Hospital?
– ‘inconsistencies’ in statements of some BuCor officials
– preventive suspension of BuCor officials by the Ombudsman

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Interviews on DWIZ: Remedies to GCTA Law; Who Signed Release Papers for Chiong Case Convicts? | Aug. 31, 2019

In interviews on DWIZ, Sen. Lacson answered questions on:
– possible legislative remedies to the GCTA law
irony of the release of convicted drug lords via GCTA amid anti-drug war
– the woman who signed the release papers for Chiong case convicts
– ‘Designated Survivor’ bill

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Interview on DZBB | April 22, 2018

In an interview on DZBB, Sen. Lacson answered questions on:
– challenges facing new PNP chief Albayalde and new BuCor chief dela Rosa
– criticisms vs anti-drug war fromΒ the US State Department and EU Parliament
– claims of ‘utang na loob’ and the Blue Ribbon report
– ‘extortion’ racket at Boracay
– update on National ID bill

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Lacson Bill to Punish Prison Guards Who Allow Contraband for Inmates

Sen. Panfilo M. Lacson has filed a bill seeking to finally stop the disturbing scenario of inmates at the New Bilibid Prison continuing to enjoy perks ranging from cash to drugs to gadgets and even fighting cocks and exotic pets.

Lacson lamented the continued enjoyment by inmates of such perks has given Philippine corrections authorities’ image a black eye. His Senate Bill 46 proposes penalties for prison guards and officials who allow such items into the penitentiary.

β€œA stiff penalty is required in this circumstance in order to instill fear and be an effective deterrence to those contemplating of doing this crime in the future.Β  More importantly, the said penalty applies as well to government officials or employees who cooperate or co-opt with the inmate or other private persons involved therein,” he said.

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Ping: Prison Officials, Guards na Magpapapasok ng Kontrabando sa Piitan, May Kalalagyan

Kung walang guwardiya na makikipagsabwatan, walang kontrabando na makakapasok sa loob ng New Bilibid Prisons (NBP) at iba pang mga kulungan.

Ito ang pangunahing layunin ni Senador Panfilo Lacson sa pagsasampa ng Senate Bill 46 na pinamagatang Anti-Contraband in Prison Act bunga na rin ng sunod-sunod na pagkakalantad at pagkakalansag ng iba’t ibang bagay at kagamitan na naipapasok sa mga piitan.

Sa ilalim ng panukala ni Lacson, mabigat na kaparusahan ang naghihintay sa mga prison guards at mga opisyal ng mga piitan na mapapatunayang nakikipagsabwatan sa mga kriminal na nasa kanilang mga kulungan para maipasok ang iba’t ibang uri ng kontrabando.

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