Pwede nang bumisita! BuCor lifts lockdown at Bilibid
The Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) has lifted the lockdown at the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) in Muntinlupa City after the completion of the demolition operations against illegal structures, BuCor spokesperson Wena Dalagan said.
The lockdown was lifted after families of inmates have complained of not being able to visit and even said that the operations has resulted to deaths of prisoners.
Dalagan said the visitation privilege for the NBP’s maximum security compound resumed on October 30 after having enforced the lockdown on October 8.
“No visitation allowed during Mondays and Tuesdays,” Dalagan said, adding that the visit will be scheduled per quadrant.
“Visitor will be subjected to the usual Body Frisking, Strip Searching if necessary and inspection of all bags and belongings prior to entry to any Corrections Facilities,” she added.
Earlier, Justice Undersecretary Deo Marco, who has supervision over the BuCor, defended the enforcement of the lockdown.
He explained the lockdown at the national penitentiary was made due to the demolition of illegal structures at the NBP.
“Kaya suspend because of the demolition,” Marco said.
“Delikado for those people to visit, to be there,” he pointed out.