Aguirre says he is closely watching the drug inmates they turned witnesses against Senator Leila de Lima amid this 'creeping resurgence' of drug trading
'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
House Deputy Speaker Gwen Garcia says the Cebu provincial jail turned from 'epic jail to epic fail' under Governor Hilario Davide III
(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
(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
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
Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II says they wanted to secure the release of the inmates before Christmas or New Year
'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
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
The current population is at 3,008, more than double capacity of only 1,500 inmates
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.
Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II says that, for starters, police commandos and Marines will man the security of the National Bilibid Prison
Some 459 male and 79 female inmates imprisoned in Iloilo City are allowed to vote for all national positions in the May 9 polls
The 2014 raids on the national penitentiary yielded illegal drugs, firearms, and other banned items in the lavishly decorated cells of convicted drug lords
We're all like Judas but we're all like Jesus, too, Cardinal Tagle says
The inmates say they were moved to tears and 'overwhelmed' as Archbishop Charles Maung Bo spoke to them after their two dance numbers
This comes as inmates release a special dance video for the 51st International Eucharistic Congress in Cebu City
'You can't bribe crocodiles. You can't convince them to let inmates escape.'
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
Karaw Craftventures helps inmates make a living while in prison, in preparation for their reintegration into society
Justice Secretary Leila de Lima says she wanted to completely disable the inmates from continuing with their illegal acts inside the prison compound
(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'
A high-profile kidnapping convict claims that search guards allow mobile phones inside the NBI facility for a fee
Boxing promoters are hoping to find the next boxing star when Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center hosts its first pro show this Saturday
Yes, officials say, because studying keeps inmates away from vices and gives them a better chances in life when they get out
Meet the woman who supports Muslim women inside the Correctional Institute for Women in Mandaluyong
Cebu may not be on Pope Francis' itinerary, but the famous dancing inmates pay tribute to the Pontiff in their special way
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
The search for the missing AirAsia plane continues. The Justice secretary sacks more prison officials. Some Filipino workers’ benefits are now tax-exempt
'It's almost impossible to find a job with a criminal record. Employers say no and don't want to listen to you'
Police soon rounded up 147 of the 185 who escaped the provincial jail in the storm-ravaged island of Leyte. 38 remain at large.
Part of efforts to expedite the resolution of cases by trial courts and decongest jails
Apart from those who were killed, 90 other people were wounded in Uribana prison located in northwest Venezuela
Over 10,000 students bid for a Guinness World Record dancing 'Gangnam Style'
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'