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Takot mapako sa krus ni Duterte! Bantag warns corrupt BuCor: Kakatayin ko kayo

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Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) Director General Gerald Bantag revealed the reason why he was committed cleaning up the corruption-infested prison system.

“Basta ang sabi ng ating mahal na Pangulo, mahal na senador, kung ako ay pumalpak ay ipapako ako sa krus kaya pagbubutihin ko,” Bantag told media during a visit to Senator Bong Go’s office.

Bantag said he met with BuCor officials and warned them to stay away from corruption or suffer harsh consequences.

“Kinausap ko ang mga opisyal noong unang araw, nag-observe ako. Ang sabi ko sa kanila, ang magdala sa akin ng pera, ang kurakot, kakatayin ko,” Bantag said.

Bantag said he would not shave his facial as long as corruption remains in BuCor.

“Sa totoo lang galing ako sa uniformed personnel. Kailangan talaga malinis. Kaso pangako ko sa sarili ko na hangga’t nandito ang balbas ko, hindi pa maayos ang BuCor,” Bantag said.

Bantag reiterated his commitment to reform BuCor and put an end to the anomalies in prison with the help of other concerned government agencies.

“Sana po maibigay ang coordination na kailangan natin sa ibang government agencies para malinis ang BuCor. Nandito naman po ang ating senador, ang ating President para umalalay sa atin,” said Bantag.

When asked about drug lords enjoying perks and power inside prison, Bantag said, “nandiyan sila (sa loob), kalat kalat lang.”

Go interjected in jest, saying “‘Yung mga drug lords, ‘wag na kayong mag-overstay diyan sa hospital, ‘di na kayo magigising.”

The country’s correctional facilities have been embroiled in corruption scandals following the revelation of Good Conduct Time Allowance (GCTA) law controversy where more than 2,000 heinous crime convicts were erroneously released due to the wrong implementation of the law and the “hospital pass for sale” corruption scheme where inmates paid BuCor officials to get admitted in the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) Hospital.

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