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Faeldon no-show at BuCor? ‘No official appointment yet’

Nov 12, 2018 - 4:06 PM

It was Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra who sounded off the media to Faeldon not showing up for work

BUCOR CHIEF? Nicanor Faeldon says there are no official appointment papers yet for his supposed new job as the new chief of the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor). Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Corrections: November 2018

Nov 01, 2018 - 7:18 PM

Here are the corrections for November 2018

Nicanor Faeldon to take over Bureau of Corrections

Oct 12, 2018 - 12:58 PM

The former Bureau of Customs chief may soon be back to heading a government agency

NEW ROLE. OCD deputy administrator Nicanor Faeldon will now head the Bureau of Corrections. Malacanang file photo

Dela Rosa endorses classmate as BuCor successor

Oct 04, 2018 - 6:29 PM

'Malaking sapatos ang pupunuin natin,' says Melvin Ramon Buenafe, a Philippine Military Academy classmate of Ronald dela Rosa

No budget to build new prisons, only additional beds for prisoners

Oct 03, 2018 - 6:49 PM

The request of the Bureau of Corrections for an additional P5 billion budget to build 6 new prisons is turned down

Inside the National Bilibid Prison in Muntinlupa City on October 28, 2016.

Corrections: October 2018

Oct 02, 2018 - 8:46 PM

Here are the corrections for October 2018

Filipino detainee missing after Indonesia earthquake, tsunami

Oct 01, 2018 - 2:20 PM

The Filipino detainee, earlier reported by the Department of Foreign Affairs as safe, is among 800 prisoners 'now missing,' says Consul General Oscar Orcine

A man (L) walks past vehicle wreckage as a collapsed mosque is seen in the background in Palu, Indonesia's Central Sulawesi on September 30, 2018, following the September 28 earthquake and tsunami. The death toll from a powerful earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia leapt to 832 on September 30, as stunned people on the stricken island of Sulawesi struggled to find food and water and looting spread. / AFP PHOTO / ADEK BERRY

Corrections: September 2018

Sep 05, 2018 - 12:14 PM

Here are the corrections for September 2018

Bilibid security officer shot dead in Muntinlupa

Sep 02, 2018 - 6:35 PM

Inspector Romel Reyes is killed by an unidentified gunman along NBP Road

Corrections: August 2018

Aug 01, 2018 - 12:56 PM

Here are the corrections for August 2018

Corrections: July 2018

Jul 06, 2018 - 8:15 AM

Here are the corrections for July 2018

Corrections: June 2018

Jun 01, 2018 - 9:13 AM

Here are the corrections for articles published in June 2018

FACT CHECK: No transfer to Bilibid for De Lima unless convicted

May 23, 2018 - 5:05 PM

The supposed transfer is not even mentioned in the video. De Lima is still in Camp Crame.

IN NUMBERS: The inmates of New Bilibid Prison

May 16, 2018 - 5:20 PM

Here's a snapshot of the Philippines' controversial national penitentiary, the New Bilibid Prison

BILIBID INMATES. Inside the New Bilibid Prison in Muntinlupa City. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

BuCor chief Dela Rosa wants death penalty for all drug offenses

May 12, 2018 - 8:40 PM

'Basta lahat na pertaining to drugs, dapat lahat tapusin na 'yan,' says Bureau of Corrections chief Ronald dela Rosa

DEATH PENALTY. BuCor chief Ronald 'Bato' dela Rosa says he wants death penalty for anyone involved with illegal drugs. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

'Around 25' BuCor personnel in Duterte drug list – Dela Rosa

May 11, 2018 - 5:55 PM

'Actually meron kaming mga Bucor personnel na kasama don sa drug watchlist ni presidente, so hinahanap natin yung mga tao na 'yan,' says BuCor chief Dela Rosa

NEW BUCOR CHIEF. Ronald 'Bato' dela Rosa speaks to Rappler on his plans as Bucor chief. Photo by Angie dela Rosa/Rappler

Dela Rosa wants to move Bilibid to Nueva Ecija

May 11, 2018 - 5:15 PM

'Kung ako, oo, gusto ko talagang mag-gawa ng mega-facility na brand new. Solved na ang problema ko wala na akong problema kung merong gano'n,' says the BuCor chief

TRANSFER EYED. BuCor chief Ronald dela Rosa wants to bring Bilibid to Nueva Ecija. Photo by Angie dela Rosa/Rappler

Rappler Talk: Bato dela Rosa on fixing Bilibid

May 11, 2018 - 3:20 PM

Rappler sits down with Bucor chief Ronald 'Bato' dela Rosa to ask him about his plans to police the New Bilibid Prison

U.S. scolds China over 'Orwellian' airline demands

May 06, 2018 - 9:09 AM

US President Donald Trump will stand up for Americans resisting efforts by the Chinese Communist Party to impose Chinese political correctness on American companies and citizens, says a White House statement

POLITICAL CORRECTNESS? China seeks to impose its version of 'political correctness' on American air carriers. Image courtesy of American Airlines

LOOK: Duterte appoints Dela Rosa as BuCor chief, Guerrero as Marina administrator

May 03, 2018 - 1:46 PM

Malacañang releases the appointment papers of former police chief Ronald dela Rosa and former military chief Rey Leonardo Guerrero

PRRD trooping the line during the PNP Change of Command ceremony on April 19,2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Corrections: May 2018

May 02, 2018 - 4:47 PM

Here are the corrections for articles published in May 2018

Corrections: April 2018

Apr 10, 2018 - 6:32 PM

Here are the corrections for articles published in April 2018

Corrections: March 2018

Mar 01, 2018 - 10:23 AM

Here are the corrections for articles published in March 2018

Conclusion: Open letter to Director General Ronald dela Rosa

Feb 25, 2018 - 10:00 AM

A holistic solution is necessary. There is a need to address the problems of overcrowding, the lack of qualified personnel, and the inadequacy of resources.

Open letter to Director General Ronald dela Rosa

Feb 24, 2018 - 10:30 AM

Being a BuCor chief, and with your closeness to the President, you will be in the best position to advocate for small regional prisons

Corrections: February 2018

Feb 05, 2018 - 8:08 AM

Here are the corrections for articles published in February 2018

Alvarez wins again as Ombudsman upholds Floirendo indictment

Jan 19, 2018 - 6:16 PM

The Office of the Ombudsman denies Floirendo’s motion to reopen the investigation

LAWMAKERS CLASH. Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez (left) files a graft complaint against Davao del Norte 2nd District Representative Antonio Floirendo Jr.

Corrections: January 2018

Jan 09, 2018 - 12:23 PM

Here are the corrections for articles published in January 2018

67 policemen will face sanctions – Dela Rosa

Jan 08, 2018 - 9:45 AM

The PNP chief also says the 4 cops caught using fireworks during the holidays will be dismissed

10 months since arrest, DOJ still amending case vs De Lima

Dec 19, 2017 - 12:01 PM

The amendments heed the advice of the Supreme Court ruling which also says there is no need to set her free meanwhile

Senator Leila De Lima wave to supporters as she arrives for her hearing on the case filed against her on the illegal drug trade inside the New Bilibid Prison at the Muntinlupa RTC on October 13, 2017.

Dela Rosa wants to clean up Bureau of Corrections

Dec 16, 2017 - 11:28 PM

PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa says his two mistahs from the Philippine Military Academy will help fix problems at the Bureau of Corrections

CLASS OF 1986. PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa happens to belong to the first PMA class to graduate after the EDSA Revolution. File photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

Bloodless anti-drug campaign as BuCor chief? 'Depends' – Dela Rosa

Dec 13, 2017 - 4:18 PM

Asked if he’s accepting the post, the former Davao City police chief’s answer comes easily: Who am I to refuse the president?

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, December 13, 2017

Dec 13, 2017 - 1:00 PM

Hello! Here's a roundup of news you need to know this Wednesday.

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte addresses the members of the Malacañang Press Corps during the Christmas Party at the Malacañan Palace on December 12, 2017. KARL NORMAN ALONZO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Dela Rosa to be next BuCor chief

Dec 13, 2017 - 11:15 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte says top cop Ronald dela Rosa may have failed to meet public expectations in leading the Philippine National Police but it would be 'a waste' not to give him another government position

Corrections: December 2017

Dec 01, 2017 - 3:14 PM

Here are the corrections for articles published in December 2017

PDEA sets up an office inside Bilibid

Nov 14, 2017 - 10:10 AM

(UPDATED) The office is located a few hundred meters away from the compound's iconic reserve, where prisoners are kept

Inside the New Bilibid Prison in Muntinlupa City on October 28, 2016. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

PDEA seizes P15-M shabu from convicted 'drug queen', daughter

Nov 06, 2017 - 7:45 PM

The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency gets a big catch at the start of the week

SEIZED. Authorities acquire shabu from alleged drug queen and her daughter. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Corrections: November 2017

Nov 05, 2017 - 3:12 PM

The following articles have been corrected for errors

The Juice is loose - O.J. Simpson walks out of prison on parole

Oct 01, 2017 - 5:18 PM

The former NFL star is released on parole after 9 years behind bars for armed robbery

NO PULP. OJ Simpson was released 8 minutes after midnight on Sunday 'to ensure public safety and avoid possible incident.' File photo by Jason Bean/Pool/AFP

Ombudsman indicts Floirendo for graft over Tadeco deal

Sep 21, 2017 - 8:38 AM

The Ombudsman finds probable cause to file graft charges against Rep Antonio Floirendo Jr for having financial interest in the government's deal with Tagum Agricultural Development Company

Duterte might not push through with mega prison in Nueva Ecija – Aguirre

Sep 03, 2017 - 7:54 AM

The President instead proposes to build a new medium sized facility and improve existing 7 regional prisons

Inside the New Bilibid Prison in Muntinlupa City on October 28, 2016. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Corrections: September 2017

Sep 01, 2017 - 2:15 PM

The following articles have been corrected for errors

Corrections: August 2017

Aug 16, 2017 - 3:34 PM

The following articles have been corrected for errors

Inside Bilibid: Resurgence, resignation, 'recanting'

Jul 29, 2017 - 5:41 PM

Detained Senator Leila de Lima says these developments only prove the transactional nature of the drug charges against her

Inside the New Bilibid Prison in Muntinlupa City on October 28, 2016. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Aguirre takes over BuCor, leads surprise inspection of Bilibid

Jul 27, 2017 - 2:14 PM

Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II also orders the return of transferred inmates to their original jail cells

OPLAN GALUGAD. Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II conducts Oplan Galugad inside Bilibid on July 27, 2017. Photo courtesy of the DOJ

O.J. Simpson expected to be granted parole

Jul 20, 2017 - 11:36 PM

A 4 member panel of the Nevada Board of Parole Commissioners will hold a hearing in Carson City to decide whether Simpson – Inmate No 1027820 – should be granted parole

OJ SIMPSON. This file photo taken on December 4, 2008 shows OJ Simpson (C) speaking in court prior to his sentencing as his attorneys Gabriel Grasso (L) and Yale Galanter listen at the Clark County Regional Justice Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. File photo by Isaac Brekken/AFP

Aguirre wants new drugs board chair Santiago as BuCor chief

Jul 14, 2017 - 12:46 PM

Prior to his recent appointment to the Dangerous Drugs Board retired general Dionisio Santiago chaired the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency

POSSIBLE BUCOR CHIEF? Newly-appointed Dangerous Drugs Board (DDB) Chair Dionisio Santiago is Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre's recommendation to head the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) amid issues of drug trade resurgence inside the jails. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

BuCor chief Benjamin de los Santos resigns

Jul 13, 2017 - 8:55 PM

UPDATED Issue about resurgence of drug trade has made me irrelevant Benjamin de los Santos says in a text message to reporters

COA recommends graft charges vs DOJ, BuCor officials in Tadeco deal

Jul 06, 2017 - 2:15 PM

State auditors say BuCor management must initiate the filing of charges against the officials before the Ombudsman

CHARGES LOOMING? The COA recommends the filing of charges against officials of the DOJ and BuCor who sealed the joint venture agreement with Tadeco.

Corrections: June 2017

Jun 17, 2017 - 1:00 PM

The following articles have been corrected for factual errors