The Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) is looking to transfer a number of inmates of the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) to other prison camps in the country as part of decongestion efforts of the national penitentiary, Justice Undersecretary Emmeline Aglipay-Villar said on Friday (Dec. 25).
“BuCor plans to transfer some of the PDLs (persons deprived of liberty) to Sablayan, Occidental Mindoro and Iwahig, Palawan to decongest the Muntinlupa facility,” she said.
Aside from this, the undersecretary said the BuCor intends to build more buildings at the national penitentiary to address the
“One of the priority projects is to build additional buildings in order to segregate PDLs (persons deprived of liberty according to crimes they committed,” she said.
Meanwhile, Villar said BuCor’s continue to eye the possible transfer of the NBP.
“Acquisition of lands in the regions for the construction of prison facilities,” she said.
“Current discussion involves transfer of NBP to Nueva Ecija or Mindoro. Other options include Northern Luzon, probably Isabela province,” she added.