Rappler's latest stories on Bureau of Corrections
33 personnel also test positive for coronavirus, bringing the overall total to 194 confirmed cases. No personnel has died of COVID-19.
There are 20 rooms for male prisoners and 20 rooms for female prisoners
Justice Secretary Markk Perete says 40 of the coronavirus patients are from the New Bilibid Prisons while 77 are from the Correctional Institute for Women
The 2 inmates were admitted to the Sta Ana Hospital and East Avenue Medical Center before their deaths
Time is running out as the government decides whether or not to release eligible persons deprived of liberty, given the pandemic
There are 241 coronavirus patients in prisons nationwide, and one of them – a Bilibid inmate – has died
The inmate is so far the first and only reported coronavirus case in the congested New Bilibid Prison
Even convicts who had contact to the confirmed cases will be housed in the Bilibid facility
(UPDATED) The female inmate is 72 years old, has pneumonia and has been transferred to the Sta Ana Hospital in Manila
The Bureau of Corrections earlier said it isolated 76 inmates and 81 personnel
Ano ang hakbang na dapat gawin upang masiguradong maayos ang proseso kung ito'y matutuloy?
KAPATID appeals for release of low-level offenders, elderly, sick prisoners amid coronavirus outbreak
'This is not only an urgent matter of life and death but also of justice,' KAPATID spokesperson Fides Lim writes in an open letter to the Duterte administration
'I will call for another hearing. I don't get anything from you guys,' says a frustrated Senator Richard Gordon
(UPDATED) BuCor top lawyer Fredric Santos is among the BuCor personnel killed in Muntinlupa since President Rodrigo Duterte assumed office
Muntinlupa police officer-in-charge Colonel Hermogenes Cabe calls on witnesses and informants to help investigators track down the killers of Bureau of Corrections top lawyer Fredric Santos
Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra has ordered the National Bureau of Investigation to conduct a case buildup on the killing of prisons legal chief Fredric Santos
Bureau of Corrections legal chief Fredric Santos is killed just as he was about to pick up his daughter from school
Ramoncito Roque, Maria Belinda Bansil, and Veronica Buño are perpetually disqualified from holding public office
'Wala pa kaming definitive action as to whether ibabalik ba namin 'yung mga inalis nya or hayaan lang namin,' says Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra
But agencies are yet to digitize their data that will be uploaded to the newly-launched National Justice Information System (NJIS)
A Parañaque City court finds insufficient evidence to convict Bureau of Corrections chief Gerald Bantag of homicide
Jimmylisa Badayos asks the Commission on Human Rights to help end strip searches at the New Bilibid Prison, one of the many issues hounding the Bureau of Corrections
Conclusion: The GCTA crisis is a symptom of an institutional problem inside the Bureau of Corrections. Will a Duterte-style approach work?
Part 3: Gerald Bantag literally bulldozed his way to get rid of shanties inside Bilibid on his first week. Will it work in fixing congestion and criminality? We take an inside look.
Part 2: Even if many are not heinous crime convicts, former inmates turn themselves in to the Correctional Institution for Women out of fear of the President. Administrative lapses make them worry they won’t be home for Christmas.
Part 1: Massive errors in record-keeping and ill-prepared facilities keep thousands in jail for months, and kill at least 4 convict returnees. They regret heeding the President's call.
Melvin Ramon Buenafe once held high hopes to become Bureau of Corrections chief after he was endorsed by PMA classmate and now Senator Ronald dela Rosa
'We heard that he (Nicanor Faeldon) was interested in running for an election post in Mindoro. Certainly, to request to realign P1 billion to Sablayan detention facilities in Mindoro becomes suspect,' says Senator Franklin Drilon
(UPDATED) Makabayan lawmakers visit the New Bilibid Prison to check on the living conditions of inmates
(UPDATED) Families can resume visiting inmates Wednesday, October 30
Dehydration or lack of medical attention did not cause anyone at the national state penitentiary to die in recent weeks, says the Bureau of Corrections
Families and rights groups urge the Bureau of Corrections to reinstate visitation rights at the New Bilibid Prison amid reports of abuses against inmates
Veronica Buño and Maribel Bansil are caught lying in previous Senate hearings as the National Bureau of Investigation presents the results of a digital forensic exam on their phones
Since July 2018, the Bureau of Corrections has been spending an average of P13 per meal for each prisoner
Justice Undersecretary Markk Perete says 35 more previously released convicts who should not have surrendered in the first place, have been verified for release
On Thursday, September 26, the Newsbreak team sits down to discuss whether government is on the right track and what else it can do to full-proof the implementation of the GCTA law
(UPDATED) Senator Richard Gordon says the officials have demonstrated 'some measure of cooperation'
Senator Richard Gordon urges suspended Bureau of Corrections officer Veronica Buño to cooperate with the Senate probe into the GCTA for sale scheme
Metro Manila cops find two men already dead for years in the arrest list they received from the Bureau of Corrections
(UPDATED) President Rodrigo Duterte plans to replace all New Bilibid Prison guards with guards from provincial prisons, says Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo
Cagayan de Oro Representative Rufus Rodriguez says his proposed amendment would help ensure heinous crime convicts would not benefit from the GCTA law, which he co-authored
The officials want Senators Gordon and Sotto to face the Court of Appeals and answer for their detention
(UPDATED) Gerald Bantag faced 10 counts of murder for a deadly explosion at the Parañaque City Jail. Senator Bong Go previously hinted he suggested a 'killer' as new BuCor chief.
But only prisoners who are not charged with heinous crimes and whose records are squeaky clean can be released now
The GCTA law is a complicated mess. BuCor is neck-high in corruption allegations. We can do without the politicking and vendetta, Senators.
Former justice secretary and now senator Franklin Drilon backs the DOJ's proposal to review the law that only gave it 'administrative supervision' over the BuCor
The justice chief wants a review of Republic Act 10575, which 'diminished' the control of the Department of Justice (DOJ) over the Bureau of Corrections