Rappler's latest stories on Bureau of Corrections
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
(4th UPDATE) Bilibid hospital doctor Ursicio Cenas, BuCor legal chief Fredric Santos, and BuCor documents chief Ramoncito Roque are cited for contempt by Senators
'Lalo lumalaki ang sunog, lalo nawawala ang tiwala ng tao sa gobyerno dahil balasubas pagkakagawa niyo,' Senator Richard Gordon castigates the Bureau of Corrections
'Yung list na 'yan, mabilisan pong pinagawa sa amin,' says suspended Bureau of Corrections documentations chief Ramoncito Roque
The Department of Justice says the attacking prisoner suffers from schizophrenia
Legal chief Fredric Santos is preventively suspended for 6 months, as well as Technical Superintendent Maria Fe Marquez who signed the release order for the convicts in the Chiong sisters murder case
(3rd UPDATE) The highest officials on the suspended list are Senior Superintendents Celso Bravo and Melencio Faustino, both heads of the Directorate for Security and Operations
But after sacked BuCor chief Nicanor Faeldon flatly denies this at the resumption of the Senate probe into the scandal, legal chief Frederic Santos backtracks
Despite ongoing probes on corruption in the Bureau of Corrections, Malacañang says it's likely Nicanor Faeldon was not involved in wrongdoing and was merely 'outwitted'
Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra says a letter coming from the Bureau of Corrections sometime in 2018 asked for the power to grant early release to convicts
Duterte calls ex-Bureau of Corrections chief Nicanor Faeldon a 'straight edge' and credits him for what he did as customs chief in the earlier part of his administration
Retired police general Ramon Buenafe of PMA Sinagtala Class of 1986 is entrusted with overseeing BuCor in the middle of a big mess involving good conduct time allowances of convicts
The DILG secretary says, all former chiefs of the Bureau of Corrections should be investigated
Occupying 3 key government positions since July 2016, Nicanor Faeldon has had more than his usual share of troubles
(UPDATED) Dismissed Bureau of Corrections chief Nicanor Faeldon claims no knowledge of the alleged anomaly in the agency that he headed for almost a year
Bureau of Corrections officer Ramoncito Roque denies any involvement in the allegations. But Senator Richard Gordon says, ''Pag may usok, may sunog.'
PACC Commissioner Manny Luna wanted to exclude former Bureau of Corrections chief and now Senator Bato Dela Rosa from their probe, citing lack of authority to investigate a non-presidential appointee
Senator Lacson points out that the correct procedure was followed in releasing Chinese drug lord Chen Chang in June, but not in the case of other convicts
(UPDATED) Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra says the dismissal of Nicanor Faeldon is an 'initial step to prevent the spread of a dangerous wildfire'
(4th UPDATE) Public outrage over the early release of heinous crime convicts costs Faeldon his latest government post
Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo says while the hearings are going on, its status quo for Faeldon and the other Bureau of Corrections officials
Faeldon says he does not believe he should resign
'The application of the law, that was explained to me, does not distinguish,' says Bureau of Corrections chief Nicanor Faeldon as he insists on following the guidelines on inmates' early release regardless of crime committed
A similar release order for the convicts in the 1997 Cebu Chiong sisters rape slay case has been completed. The convicts are now free, Faeldon confirms.
Newly retired army general Milfredo Melegrito gets a key post at the embattled Bureau of Corrections
(3rd UPDATE) The embattled BuCor chief attends the Senate hearing on the aborted Sanchez release. He insists he did not order the release of Antonio Sanchez.
(UPDATED) Opposition senators call for Nicanor Faeldon's removal as Bureau of Corrections chief due to the controversies brought by the inclusion of rape-slay convict Antonio Sanchez in the list of inmates set for early release
(UPDATED) 'This travesty of justice is condemnable!' Senate President Vicente Sotto seethes on Twitter, following reports that the Bureau of Corrections released convicts in high-profile cases
Chief Presidential Legal Counsel and Spokesperson Salvador Panelo says he has nothing to do with the possible early release of convicted rapist and murderer Antonio Sanchez
The family of Antonio Sanchez claims to be in possession of a Bureau of Corrections release order dated August 20
Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra considers suspending the computation of the good conduct time allowance of convicts while the Bureau of Corrections 'firms up' its guidelines
(3rd UPDATE) Bureau of Corrections chief Nicanor Faeldon says rapist-murderer Antonio Sanchez may not be qualified for earlier release because of his display of 'some not good behavior' in jail
'The goal of prisons should be to reform persons deprived of liberty, to uphold human dignity while being accountable for their faults,' CHR spokesperson Jacqueline de Guia says
It was Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra who sounded off the media to Faeldon not showing up for work
The former Bureau of Customs chief may soon be back to heading a government agency