Palace: Problems at BuCor can’t be solved overnight
Palace: Problems at BuCor can’t be solved overnight

Malacañang came to the defense of Justice secretary Leila de Lima after she uncovered luxury prison cells at the New Bilibid Prison in Muntinlupa saying that the problems with the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) could not be solved overnight. On Monday, Dec 15, de Lima together with officers from the National Bureau of Investigation and the Philippine National Police raided the New Bilibid Prison and found prison cells of VIP drug lords fully furnished with a recording studio, cash vaults and a jacuzzi. Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr admitted that the administration has known about these illegal activities for a long time; but, he said, the ‘deep’ problem cannot be solved in ‘just one moment.’ De Lima has vowed that heads will roll after a full investigation into how these prisoners were able to smuggle in high valued goods and drugs into their cells.

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