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Cannot be reached: BuCor chief Bantag subjects self to cellphone ban inside Bilibid

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Newly appointed Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) Director General Gerald Bantag said he will implement a complete mobile phone ban over both personnel and inmates to address the continued ability of imprisoned drug lords to run their narcotics operations.

Bantag explained this would prevent BuCor personnel from selling their mobile phones to inmates.

“Kung hindi natin sawatain ang ganung practice, pagpasok nila doon maaari po nilang ibenta na naman,” he said during an interview on DZMM.

The BuCor chief pointed out mobile phones confiscated during “greyhound” inspections won’t matter if they inmates keep getting cellphones.

“Masasayang po ang grayhound na makukuha sa mga nakakulong,” he said.

Bantag pointed out that not even him is exempted from the mobile phone ban.

“Para lang pamarisan po tayo. Baka sabihin nila ako pa ang nangunguna po,” he declared.

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