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Aguirre wants SAF out of Bilibid as drug trade 'active again'

Jun 02, 2017 - 12:50 PM

Aguirre says he is closely watching the drug inmates they turned witnesses against Senator Leila de Lima amid this 'creeping resurgence' of drug trading

Aguirre wants SAF out of Bilibid as drug trade 'active again'

De Lima hits DOJ's 'substantive outrages' in final plea to SC

Apr 18, 2017 - 1:55 PM

'These various due process violations, disregard of constitutional rights, and violations of laws and procedure, reveal a clear and unmistakable pattern of persecution,' Senator Leila de Lima tells the High Court in her memorandum

De Lima hits DOJ's 'substantive outrages' in final plea to SC

Gwen Garcia wants House probe into viral drug raid at Cebu jail

Mar 08, 2017 - 8:45 PM

House Deputy Speaker Gwen Garcia says the Cebu provincial jail turned from 'epic jail to epic fail' under Governor Hilario Davide III

Gwen Garcia wants House probe into viral drug raid at Cebu jail

Duterte grants 19 more pardons, commutations

Mar 07, 2017 - 1:31 PM

(UPDATED) 'We are witnessing justice at work. We see that reformation is an option,' says Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II on the same day that the House of Representatives is set to pass the death penalty bill on final reading

Duterte grants 19 more pardons, commutations

Jamby Madrigal demands apology from Aguirre for 'malicious' allegation

Feb 24, 2017 - 10:35 AM

(3rd UPDATE) 'I hope Secretary Aguirre isn't losing his marbles....He is not supposed to be in the business of peddling conspiracy theories, much less engaging in character assassination,' says the former senator accused of bribing inmates to help Senator Leila de Lima

Jamby Madrigal demands apology from Aguirre for 'malicious' allegation

Aguirre to BuCor legal chief: Explain unauthorized private practice

Feb 13, 2017 - 2:40 PM

The notice against Alvin Lim comes shortly after his memo on Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II's alleged privileges for inmates was leaked to media

Aguirre to BuCor legal chief: Explain unauthorized private practice

134 inmates await Duterte clemency

Jan 03, 2017 - 9:21 PM

Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II says they wanted to secure the release of the inmates before Christmas or New Year

134 inmates await Duterte clemency

Pope holds special Vatican Mass for 1,000 prisoners

Nov 06, 2016 - 10:50 PM

'Certainly, breaking the law involves paying the price, and losing one's freedom is the worst part of serving time... All the same, hope must not falter,' says Pope Francis

Pope holds special Vatican Mass for 1,000 prisoners

Cebu jail raid: warden owns fighting cocks seized by cops?

Aug 13, 2016 - 10:28 PM

The early morning raids of the Cebu Provincial Detention Center and the Cebu City Jail yield P4.6 million in cash, shabu, and drug paraphernalia, among others

Cebu jail raid: warden owns fighting cocks seized by cops?

No more room in Cebu prison of dancing inmates

Aug 13, 2016 - 9:00 AM

The current population is at 3,008, more than double capacity of only 1,500 inmates

No more room in Cebu prison of dancing inmates

Consultant quits Cebu jail famous for dancing inmates

Aug 08, 2016 - 7:06 PM

Marco Toral is an ex-inmate of the detention center who was supposed to serve a life sentence on drug charges. He won an appeal on the verdict in 2009.

Consultant quits Cebu jail famous for dancing inmates

DOJ eyes maximum security prison on island

Jul 01, 2016 - 8:24 PM

Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II says that, for starters, police commandos and Marines will man the security of the National Bilibid Prison

DOJ eyes maximum security prison on island

538 Ilonggo inmates to cast votes in prison

May 08, 2016 - 11:45 PM

Some 459 male and 79 female inmates imprisoned in Iloilo City are allowed to vote for all national positions in the May 9 polls

538 Ilonggo inmates to cast votes in prison

Decongest prisons to stop inmate criminality, VIP lifestyle – De Lima

Apr 15, 2016 - 6:39 PM

The 2014 raids on the national penitentiary yielded illegal drugs, firearms, and other banned items in the lavishly decorated cells of convicted drug lords

Decongest prisons to stop inmate criminality, VIP lifestyle – De Lima

Cardinal Tagle opens Holy Door in Manila City Jail

Mar 26, 2016 - 7:19 AM

We're all like Judas but we're all like Jesus, too, Cardinal Tagle says

Cardinal Tagle opens Holy Door in Manila City Jail

Papal envoy to Cebu dancing inmates: 'Jesus was a prisoner'

Jan 27, 2016 - 7:43 AM

The inmates say they were moved to tears and 'overwhelmed' as Archbishop Charles Maung Bo spoke to them after their two dance numbers

Papal envoy to Cebu dancing inmates: 'Jesus was a prisoner'

IEC 2016: Pope's envoy to visit Cebu dancing inmates

Jan 25, 2016 - 4:23 PM

This comes as inmates release a special dance video for the 51st International Eucharistic Congress in Cebu City

IEC 2016: Pope's envoy to visit Cebu dancing inmates

Indonesia wants crocodile-guarded jail for drug offenders

Nov 09, 2015 - 10:08 PM

'You can't bribe crocodiles. You can't convince them to let inmates escape.'

Indonesia wants crocodile-guarded jail for drug offenders

The wRap Indonesia: 4th economic stimulus, Sumatran elephants found dead

Oct 16, 2015 - 6:00 AM

Other stories include a damning report on the treatment of Indonesia's death row inmates and new Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp's statements ahead of his team's first game under his leadership

The wRap Indonesia: 4th economic stimulus, Sumatran elephants found dead

[Executive Edge] The Filipino inmates' right to livelihood

Aug 04, 2015 - 2:00 PM

Karaw Craftventures helps inmates make a living while in prison, in preparation for their reintegration into society

[Executive Edge] The Filipino inmates' right to livelihood

Bilibid building for high-profile inmates reopens

Jul 15, 2015 - 6:21 PM

Justice Secretary Leila de Lima says she wanted to completely disable the inmates from continuing with their illegal acts inside the prison compound

Bilibid building for high-profile inmates reopens

US Supreme Court backs use of controversial lethal injection drug

Jun 29, 2015 - 11:17 PM

(UPDATED) Voting 5-4, the Supreme Court says the plaintiffs – death row inmates in Oklahoma – failed to show that midazolam constituted a 'substantial risk of severe pain'

US Supreme Court backs use of controversial lethal injection drug

Bribes to NBI? De Lima orders probe into Bilibid king’s claims

Jun 11, 2015 - 10:02 PM

A high-profile kidnapping convict claims that search guards allow mobile phones inside the NBI facility for a fee

Bribes to NBI? De Lima orders probe into Bilibid king’s claims

Could the next Philippine boxing great be found in prison?

May 19, 2015 - 5:01 PM

Boxing promoters are hoping to find the next boxing star when Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center hosts its first pro show this Saturday

Could the next Philippine boxing great be found in prison?

Should studying be required in jails?

Mar 13, 2015 - 1:44 PM

Yes, officials say, because studying keeps inmates away from vices and gives them a better chances in life when they get out

Should studying be required in jails?

Faith by example: Herstory of bridging society

Mar 02, 2015 - 9:58 PM

Meet the woman who supports Muslim women inside the Correctional Institute for Women in Mandaluyong

Faith by example: Herstory of bridging society

WATCH: Cebu inmates dance number for Pope Francis

Jan 15, 2015 - 9:18 PM

Cebu may not be on Pope Francis' itinerary, but the famous dancing inmates pay tribute to the Pontiff in their special way

WATCH: Cebu inmates dance number for Pope Francis

Tarlac inmates welcome Pope Francis: Don't forget us

Jan 13, 2015 - 5:00 PM

Inmates at the Tarlac provincial jail welcome Pope Francis ahead of his scheduled visit with an original song, a dramatization of criminal rehabilitation, and a prayer to speed up the resolution of their cases

Tarlac inmates welcome Pope Francis: Don't forget us

AirAsia plane search, Bilibid probe, tax exemption | The wRap

Dec 29, 2014 - 9:05 PM

The search for the missing AirAsia plane continues. The Justice secretary sacks more prison officials. Some Filipino workers’ benefits are now tax-exempt

AirAsia plane search, Bilibid probe, tax exemption | The wRap

Ex-cons start over at Prague's anti-prejudice cafe

Oct 25, 2014 - 12:11 PM

'It's almost impossible to find a job with a criminal record. Employers say no and don't want to listen to you'

Ex-cons start over at Prague's anti-prejudice cafe

Jailbreak in Yolanda-hit Leyte; inmates complain of 'lack of food'

Jan 30, 2014 - 7:18 PM

Police soon rounded up 147 of the 185 who escaped the provincial jail in the storm-ravaged island of Leyte. 38 remain at large.

Jailbreak in Yolanda-hit Leyte; inmates complain of 'lack of food'

Inmates freed after marathon hearings in 5 cities

Jun 18, 2013 - 9:16 PM

Part of efforts to expedite the resolution of cases by trial courts and decongest jails

Inmates freed after marathon hearings in 5 cities

At least 50 dead in Venezuela prison riot: hospital

Jan 26, 2013 - 12:21 PM

Apart from those who were killed, 90 other people were wounded in Uribana prison located in northwest Venezuela

Cebu City does 'Gangnam Style'

Dec 08, 2012 - 8:40 AM

Over 10,000 students bid for a Guinness World Record dancing 'Gangnam Style'

Cebu City does 'Gangnam Style'

Cebu dancing inmates go 'Gangnam Style'

Sep 29, 2012 - 10:19 PM

Despite the heavy rain, at least a thousand inmates of the Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center entertained guests with their ecstatic adoption of the Guinness World Record holder for the 'Most Liked in YouTube'

Cebu dancing inmates go 'Gangnam Style'