Eleazar’s men to help BuCor clean up Bilibid
The National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) has deployed a total of 551 personnel to assist the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) in maintaining peace and order at the New Bilibid Prison (NBP).
Maj. Gen. Guillermo Eleazar, NCRPO director, said the temporary
augmentation was in response to the request of newly-appointed BuCor
Director-General Gerald Bantag for additional manpower as he starts
implementing drastic reforms at the NBP.
“Director-General Bantag has asked for assistance because he is
looking for personnel he could trust. That is why we decided to extend
help by providing him with the initial manpower he wants to secure the
NBP since the location of the NBP is within the jurisdiction of
NCRPO,” Eleazar said after his meeting with Bantag on Friday.
Eleazar said the group, which includes 548 Police Non-Commissioned
Officers and three Police Commissioned Officers all with a rank of
Captain, were sent to BuCor upon the clearance given by PNP chief,
Gen. Oscar Albayalde, and Department of the Interior and Local
Government Secretary Eduardo Ano.
During their meeting, Bantag briefed Eleazar on the security plans he
crafted to ensure peace and order at the NBP and get rid of the modus
operandi of convicted felons, particularly those engaged in illegal
Eleazar said he also discussed with Bantag several measures to
intensify intelligence-sharing to thwart any attempt of any convicted
drug lords to communicate with their tentacles outside the NBP for the
continuation of their drug operations.
Meanwhile, Eleazar reminded the NCRPO personnel not to give in to
bribes being offered by any convicts.
“Huwag ninyong sisirain ang mataas na tiwala sa atin ng pinuno ng
Bureau of Corrections. Narito tayo upang tulungan siyang maipatupad
ang utos ng ating Commander-In-Chief, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte,
na linisin ang katiwalian at operasyon ng droga dito sa Bilibid (Do
not destroy the high trust given to use by the head of Bureau of
Corrections. We are here to help him enforce the order of our
Commander-In-Chief, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, to wipe out
corruption and illegal drug activities here at Bilibid,” Eleazar told
“Ang pagsasaayos ng pamamalakad sa New Bilibid Prisons would be your
greatest contribution to the BuCor, to the PNP, and to the Philippine
government. Take this as your chance to prove your worth as police
officers, to show the public how disciplined and determined NCRPO
personnel are,” he added.
Eleazar said they have implemented measures to ensure that NCRPO
personnel will not be corrupted inside the NBP, including intensified
intelligence and monitoring.
“Lagi ninyong tatandaan, kakampi ninyo ako, kakampi ninyo si DG
Bantag, kakampi ninyo ang Pangulo, kalampi ninyo ang sambayanang
Pilipino upang linisin ang Bilibid kung gagawin ninyo ang inyong
trabaho nang tapat (Always remember, I, DG Bantag, the President and
the people, we are one with you in cleaning up Bilibid. That is if you
will truthfully do your jobs),” he added.
Bantag was ordered to eradicate irregularities at the NBP.
Bantag, former warden of the Parañaque and Manila City jails, replaced
Nicanor Faeldon who was dismissed by the President for disobeying his
order to stop the release of almost 2,000 heinous crime convicts under
the controversial Good Conduct Time Allowance (GCTA) law.
Prior to his appointment, Bantag served as head of Bureau of Jail
Management and Penology (BJMP) in Mimaropa (Mindoro, Marinduque,
Romblon, and Palawan).