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De Lima hits alleged ban on visits to political prisoners in Camp Bagong Diwa

Dec 26, 2019 - 5:54 PM

Detained Senator Leila de Lima says the alleged ban is a 'blatant violation of the rights of these persons deprived of liberty'

BAN? Senator Leila de Lima slams the alleged visitation ban in Camp Bagong Diwa imposed on families of political prisoners. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Camp Bagong Diwa now on lockdown for Ampatuan massacre verdict

Dec 19, 2019 - 11:09 AM

The lockdown is expected to stretch for hours, as a kilometric decision is read involving over a hundred suspects facing over 50 cases each

LOCKDOWN. Heightened security outside Camp Bagong Diwa in Taguig City for the verdict of the decade long Maguindanao massacre trial on December 19, 2019. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Fearing escape as verdict nears, DOJ wants Zaldy Ampatuan back in jail

Nov 25, 2019 - 3:44 PM

(UPDATED) 'In deference to this Honorable Court, it should now stop extending so much grace, sympathy, or concern to accused Zaldy Ampatuan,' says the prosecution

MASSACRE DEFENDANT. Zaldy Ampatuan is confined at the Makati Medical Center weeks before the verdict is read on him, his 2 brothers and 98 others in the Ampatuan massacre case.

SAF commander shot dead by subordinate in Camp Bagong Diwa

Aug 20, 2019 - 11:59 AM

(UPDATED) Police say Master Sergeant Sanwright Lobhoy was blinded by jealousy when he killed Major Emerson Palomares during a heated confrontation

KILLED BY ALLY. Major Emerson Palomares is shot dead inside Camp Bagong Diwa. Photo from Palomares' Facebook page

IN PHOTOS: PNP flaunts P1.8-billion new assets in Camp Bagong Diwa

May 06, 2019 - 6:12 PM

The Philippine National Police exhibits its new equipment worth P1.8 billion in Camp Bagong Diwa, Taguig City

NEW ASSETS. The Philippine National Police procures P1.8-billion worth of equipment for its local police stations and national support units. PNP photo

Duterte on divorce, Sandiganbayan on Napoles, Facebook shares plunge | Midday wRap

Mar 20, 2018 - 11:43 AM

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9 Abu Sayyaf, Maute inmates moved from Davao to Taguig

Feb 12, 2018 - 12:40 PM

The inmates face various charges, including terrorism, multiple murder, and kidnapping with homicide

SAF 44 widow: Duterte revived our hope for justice

Jan 25, 2018 - 1:31 PM

'When President Rodrigo Duterte had finally sat on that powerful throne, we now feel that we are able to see the sun shining upon us,' says SAF widow Julie Cayang-o

JUSTICE NEARING? SAF widow Julie Cayang-o speaks to the media at Camp Bagong Diwa, Taguig. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Duterte wants TV sets in all Camp Bagong Diwa jail cells

Oct 18, 2017 - 9:00 PM

High-profile inmates like Janet Lim Napoles and Farhana Maute may soon enjoy a television set in their cells, care of the President himself

President Rodrigo Duterte talks to inmates during his visit inside the detention facility of the BJMP at the Camp Bagong Diwa in Taguig City on October 18, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Maute, Gulf crisis, Comey | Midday wRap

Jun 08, 2017 - 12:32 PM

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Napoles back in Camp Bagong Diwa

May 16, 2017 - 7:49 AM

Alleged pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Lim Napoles is back at the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology facility in Taguig after two years at the women s correctional in Mandaluyong

NO TO NBI DETENTION. Alleged pork barrel scam queen Janet Lim Napoles is all smiles on May 10, 2017 as she appears at the Sandiganbayan in civilian clothes following her acquittal before the Court of Appeals. Photo by Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Napoles prepares for transfer to Camp Bagong Diwa

May 15, 2017 - 10:30 PM

Two divisions of the anti graft court where she stands trial for plunder deny her request to be moved from the women s correctional to the NBI custodial center

COMMITMENT ORDER. Sandiganbayan sheriff Romulo Barrozo brings to the Correctional Institute for Women the court's order to transfer alleged pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Lim Napoles to the jail facility inside Camp Bagong Diwa in Taguig City on May 15, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

2 Sandiganbayan divisions deny NBI jail transfer for Napoles

May 15, 2017 - 11:25 AM

UPDATED Sandiganbayan s Executive Clerk of Court says two commitment orders can already be enforced

Napoles, Dela Rosa, U.S. and Russia | Midday wRap

May 12, 2017 - 1:12 PM

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Napoles moved to mothers’ ward in women's correctional

Jun 25, 2015 - 6:18 PM

The alleged pork barrel scam mastermind is moved out of the congested general ward at the Correctional Institution for Women in Mandaluyong City

GUILTY. Janet Napoles is sentenced to life in prison for illegally detaining Benhur Luy. File photo from PNP-PIO

Napoles moved to women's correctional

Apr 16, 2015 - 11:22 AM

The alleged pork barrel scam mastermind is moved to the women s prison early Thursday after the Sandiganbayan denies her request to stay at Camp Bagong Diwa

GUILTY. Janet Napoles is sentenced to life in prison for illegally detaining Benhur Luy. Photo from PNP-PIO

SAF asks Aquino: Did you order AFP to stand down?

Mar 05, 2015 - 2:11 PM

SAF troopers gather in a no holds barred conversation with President Benigno Aquino III

President Benigno S. Aquino III is introduced to PNP-SAF OIC P/CSupt. Noli Taliño (second from left) by the newly newly installed PNP-SAF Director Chief Superintendent Moro Virgilio Lazo (left), as Deputy General Marcelo Garbo Jr, chief of the PNP directorial staff, OIC Chief PDDG Leonardo Espina and DILG Sec. Mar Roxas look on during the Assumption of Command Ceremony of Philippine National Police-Special Action Force (PNP-SAF) at the PNP-SAF Headquarters Quadrangle of the Camp Bagong Diwa in Bicutan, Taguig City on Wednesday (March 04, 2015). Lazo is a member of the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) “Maharlika” Class of 1984. (Photo by Gil Nartea / Malacañang Photo Bureau)

New SAF commander: Let's be vanguards of peace

Mar 04, 2015 - 3:22 PM

Police general Moro Virgilio Lazo who joined the SAF immediately after graduation in 1984 takes command of a beleaguered elite unit

NEW SAF CHIEF. Chief Superintendent Moro Lazo takes over the elite police force. File photo by Joseph Angan/Rappler

Aquino and the #SAF44 families

Feb 03, 2015 - 8:52 PM

The conversations were long because the President kept on asking families if they needed anything else

POLICE PROBE. Malacañang Palace defends the police investigating body that will probe the killing of 44 SAF troopers. Photo by File photo by Dennis Sabangan/EPA

Honors for PNP-SAF, gov't-MILF deal, Saudi cabinet shake-up | The wRap

Jan 30, 2015 - 7:48 PM

Families of the 44 Special Action troops cry for justice The Philippine government and the MILF sign the protocol to decommission firearms King Salman revamps the Saudi government

Aquino pays tribute to PNP SAF 44

Jan 30, 2015 - 10:41 AM

President Benigno Aquino III says a silent prayer for each fallen PNP SAF trooper and presents each family with a Medal of Valor to honor the courage of the police officers

SAF 44 back in the camp they call home

Jan 29, 2015 - 11:27 PM

Family members fellow police personnel and the public have waited inside Camp Bagong Diwa and along the streets leading to it to welcome back home the SAF commandos slain in Maguindanao

COMRADES. Members of the Philippine National Police Special Action Force and cadets from the PNP Academy serve as honor guards at the homecoming of slain SAF troopers at Camp Bagong Diwa, Taguig City, on January 29. Photo by Bea Cupin/Rappler

Aquino to view remains of every fallen cop

Jan 29, 2015 - 8:37 PM

The President is set to lead a necrological service for 42 of the elite cops killed in a bloody clash with Moro rebels on a day proclaimed as a National Day of Mourning

Priests bless the remains of SAF members killed in an encounter with Muslim rebels during the arrival honors at the Villamor Airbase in Pasay City on January 29, 2015. Photo by Dennis Sabangan/EPA

Political prisoners, families on hunger strike for papal visit

Jan 15, 2015 - 12:05 AM

Detainees from at least 50 jails around the Philippines hope that the Holy Father will join them in their call for their immediate release

FLOWERS FOR THE POPE. Families appeal to the pope for the release of their loved ones, as well as the resumption of peace talks between the Philippine government and the National Democratic Front. Photo by George Moya/Rappler

Court denies motion to move Bong Revilla to regular jail

Sep 04, 2014 - 2:41 PM

The Sandiganbayan s First Division says the senator may be moved to another detention facility at any time once state prosecutors provide cogent and substantive justifications for it

MAP: The Napoles trail, a year after her surrender

Aug 28, 2014 - 5:53 PM

Since her surrender Napoles has been to at least 11 places so far Know what these places are

HOT SEAT. Janet Napoles at the Senate on Thursday, November 7. File photo by Rappler

Gigi Reyes stays in Taguig jail – Sandigan

Aug 05, 2014 - 5:05 PM

The anti graft court s 3rd division finds no merit in Reyes motion to reverse an earlier ruling denying her transfer to the PNP Custodial Center

HANDCUFFED. Lawyer Jessica Lucila 'Gigi' Reyes arrives at the Sandiganbayan for her arraignment on July 18, 2014. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Sandigan justices inspect Taguig jail for Napoles, Gigi Reyes

Jul 30, 2014 - 7:11 PM

Justice Martires tags the BJMP as the worst violator of human rights because as a jail warden has testified its female dormitory in Taguig iscongested by almost 180

Estrada assails jail transfer, cites public stature

Jul 30, 2014 - 3:39 PM

The senator argues against the prosecution s move to have him transferred to Camp Bagong Diwa in Taguig saying it was the anti graft court which decided he should be in Camp Crame

ORANGE RIBBON.

Crame or Taguig? Court has say on senators’ detention

Jul 29, 2014 - 10:11 AM

Sotto and Honasan want the Senate to suggest that the 3 senators continue to be detained in Camp Crame but only the Court can rule on the issue

NEW ROOMS. Inside one of the newly-renovated rooms of the Custodial center. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Court orders Napoles transfer to Taguig jail

Jul 25, 2014 - 2:07 PM

4th UPDATE The order of the Sandiganbayan s 3rd division conflicts with that of a Makati Regional Trial Court branch that directed Napoles detention at Fort Sto Domingo

Prosecutors hit Gigi Reyes' doc for hospital transfer

Jul 18, 2014 - 5:02 PM

Prosecutors ask the court to require Dr Anthony Lontoc to explain in writing why he should not be cited for contempt

ARRAIGNMENT. Gigi Reyes appears at the Sandiganbayan for her arraignment Friday, July 18. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Court enters 'not guilty' plea for Gigi Reyes

Jul 18, 2014 - 9:50 AM

4th UPDATE Accused of plunder and graft the former chief of staff of Senator Juan Ponce Enrile refuses to enter a plea in her plunder case

ARRAIGNMENT. Gigi Reyes refuses to enter a plea during her arraignment at the Sandiganbayan Friday, July 18. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Gigi Reyes needs psychiatric treatment – doctor

Jul 15, 2014 - 6:01 PM

UPDATED Gigi Reyes returns to the Camp Bagong Diwa jail after a brief stay at the Philippine Heart Center

AT THE SANDIGAN. Former Enrile chief of staff Gigi Reyes submits herself to the jurisdiction of the court. Photo by Buena Bernal/Rappler

Sandigan may order Napoles transfer to regular jail

Jul 12, 2014 - 10:00 PM

An anti graft court justice says Napoles should be issued a separate commitment order by the 3 Sandiganbayan divisions to be fair to the other accused in the plunder cases

Australian ISIS supporter nabbed in Cebu

Jul 11, 2014 - 3:06 PM

4th UPDATE Australian born Musa Cerantonio is flown to Manila and is brought to a Bureau of Immigration facility inside Camp Bagong Diwa in Taguig

Gov't blamed for death of detained mother's baby

May 18, 2014 - 11:31 PM

The baby died due to complications Human rights groups are blaming the government for not providing adequate medical attention to the mother

LAST EMBRACE. Andrea Rosal, daughter of the late NPA spokesperson, weeps as she holds her dead baby named after her. Photo by Free Andrea Rosal Movement

Over 200 MNLF fighters move to Metro Manila jail

Dec 27, 2013 - 5:13 PM

The transfer has been approved by the Supreme Court

SURRENDER? The batch of MNLF fighters who supposedly surrendered to the police chief. Rappler file photo

Zaldy Ampatuan pleads not guilty

Dec 12, 2012 - 9:46 AM

UPDATED Zaldy Ampatuan is finally arraigned 3 years after the Maguindanao massacre