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Bato eyes Prison ‘segregation’ to isolate Chinese drug lords

It's just like separating two rival gangs in a deadly prison riot.   For newly appointed Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) chief Ronald "Bato" dela Rosa, segregating convicted Chinese drug lords from their Filipino cohorts inside New Bilibid Prison (NBP) in Muntinlupa City may just do the trick to finally rid the state penitentiary of illegal drugs.   Dela Rosa, the former Philippine National Police chief who on Friday took his oath of office as BuCor head before Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra, said budgetary requirements would also be a key to complying with President Duterte's directive to stop the narcotics trade in the NBP.   "The Chinese drug lor...Keep on reading: Bato eyes Prison ‘segregation’ to isolate Chinese drug lords.....»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerMay 12th, 2018

Bato dela Rosa eyes segregating Chinese, Filipino drug lords in Bilibid

To cut the supply of and demand for illegal drugs like shabu or crystal meth in the country, Chinese and Filipino drug lords incarcerated in the New Bilibid Prison need to be segregated, Bureau of Corrections chief Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 25th, 2018

Corrections head Bato dela Rosa tells guards: Be ready to kill

Prison guards should be prepared to shoot drug lords and other convicts, Bureau of Corrections director Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa said as he officially assumed office yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 8th, 2018

Bato to NBP drug lords: I’m the boss

On his first day as Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) chief, Ronald "Bato" dela Rosa talked tough, telling New Bilibid Prison (NBP) that he was the boss. "I'm the tough guy here, not you. My rules, not yours, will be followed here," he said on Monday during his "man-to-man" talk with convicted drug lords detained at Building 14 of the maximum security compound. You can't threaten me "Don't think that just because you are rich, you have the money, that you can threaten me. Never in your wildest imagination will that happen," Dela Rosa added. Earlier, Dela Rosa, who traded the navy blue Philippine National Police uniform for BuCor's dark brown, presided over the flag-raising ce...Keep on reading: Bato to NBP drug lords: I’m the boss.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 7th, 2018

‘Bilibid is your cathedral no more,’ Bato tells convicted drug lords

    With his appointment as the new head of the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) made officialon Thursday, former Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Ronald dela Rosa vowed to take back the New Bilibid Prison from the control of convicted drug lords.   Dela Rosa, who retired on April 19 from the police service, said in a text message to the Inquireron Thursday, "To the convicted drug lords: Bilibid is your cathedral no more."   He explained in a succeeding text message that he was referring to the Colombian prison facility under the control of the late drug lord Pablo Escobar which was referred to as the "Cathedral."   In his last pres...Keep on reading: ‘Bilibid is your cathedral no more,’ Bato tells convicted drug lords.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 3rd, 2018

Bato meets with more alleged drug lords

Bato meets with more alleged drug lords.....»»

Category: newsSource:  cnnphilippinesRelated NewsMay 10th, 2018

DOJ chief dares Bato dela Rosa: End Bilibid drug trade

Will newly appointed Bureau of Corrections chief Ronald dela Rosa succeed in stamping out the illegal drug trade in the New Bilibid Prison, where his predecessors failed?.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 9th, 2018

DOJ chief dares Bato dela Rosa: End Bilibid drug trade

Will newly appointed Bureau of Corrections chief Ronald dela Rosa succeed in stamping out the illegal drug trade in the New Bilibid Prison, where his predecessors failed?.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 9th, 2018

DOJ’s marching order to Bato: Destroy the drug machinery inside PH jails

Destroy the drug machinery inside penitentiaries. This was the marching order of Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra to former Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Ronald "Bato" dela Rosa as he takes the helm of the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor). Guevarra said Dela Rosa was mandated to crack down on the illegal drug trade in the country's penitentiaries, including the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) in Muntinlupa City. "There will be only one marching order for Chief Dela Rosa: Destroythe drug machinery inside the penitentiary," Guevara said in a textmessage sent to reporters. The Justice chief said he was set to meet Dela Rosa onFriday (May 11) to discuss their plans for BuCor, am...Keep on reading: DOJ’s marching order to Bato: Destroy the drug machinery inside PH jails.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 8th, 2018

BuCor Chief Bato faces alleged drug lords

BuCor Chief Bato faces alleged drug lords.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  pepRelated NewsMay 7th, 2018

Lawyer who tagged Leila ‘mother of all drug lords’ appointed to PACC

President Duterte has appointed to the Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC) the lawyer who prepared the criminal complaint that tagged Sen. Leila de Lima as the "mother of all drug lords."   In an order dated Feb. 7, Mr. Duterte named Eduardo V. Bringas as PACC executive director.   The President earlier appointed Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption (VACC) chair Dante Jimenez as PACC chief.   The criminal complaint accusing De Lima of involvement in the illegal drug trade inside the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) was later filed by former National Bureau of Investigation deputy directors Ruel Lasala and Reynaldo Esmeralda.   "De Lima, a...Keep on reading: Lawyer who tagged Leila ‘mother of all drug lords’ appointed to PACC.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 10th, 2018

PNP chief sends more commandos to national prison to boost drug watch

PHILIPPINE National Police (PNP) Chief Ronald “Bato” De la Rosa has ordered the deployment of more troops from the elite Special Action Force (SAF) to the medium and minimum security compounds of the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) to contain the proliferation of illegal drugs. In a speech during his visit to the NBP on Tuesday, [...] The post PNP chief sends more commandos to national prison to boost drug watch appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsFeb 6th, 2018

Sino drug lords thrive in bilibid

SOME convicted Chinese drug lords have been evading monitoring by authorities at the New Bilibid Prisons (NBP) due to either dysfunctional or limited capability of signal jammers, a congressional hearing was told yesterday. During the House subcommittee on correctional reforms hearing, PDEA Acting Director for Intelligence Services Jigger Montellana disclosed….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJan 31st, 2018

Bato mulls strategy in dealing with imprisoned drug lords

MANILA, Philippines — Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Director General Ronald ‘Bato’ dela Rosa vowed to adopt stronger measures in dealing with illega.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 16th, 2017

Bato to drug lords : I ll make your lives miserable

Bato to drug lords : I ll make your lives miserable.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  pepRelated NewsDec 16th, 2017

Incoming BuCor Chief Bato warns Bilibid drug lords

Incoming BuCor Chief Bato warns Bilibid drug lords.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  pepRelated NewsDec 14th, 2017

Carpio asks: Were there Chinese drug lords killed by the PNP?

MANILA, Philippines — Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio asked Solicitor General Jose Calida on the number of Chinese or Filipino-Chinese drug lords kil.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 5th, 2017

Carpio asks: Were there Chinese drug lords killed by the PNP?

MANILA, Philippines — Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio asked Solicitor General Jose Calida on the number of Chinese or Filipino-Chinese drug lords kil Source link link: Carpio asks: Were there Chinese drug lords killed by the PNP?.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsDec 5th, 2017

ISIS militants, hostages escape Marawi mosque

MARAWI CITY – Dozens of local ISIS militants and their hostages managed to escape undetected from a mosque they used to attack security forces in the besieged city of Marawi.  The daring escape was only discovered after troops managed to advance and eventually recaptured the mosque from militants on Thursday hours before President Rodrigo Duterte’s visit to Marawi. The military trumpeted the “liberation” of the mosque, but it did not say how ISIS fighters and their captives managed to escape from thousands of troops who surrounded Marawi, and spy planes and drones monitoring the siege since May 23.  The fate of the hostages, including a Catholic priest and church workers, remains unknown.  Duterte, wearing a Kevlar helmet and a bullet-proof vest, inspected troops in the battlefront and spoke to them. “The President also congratulated the troops for defending Marawi from terror elements and for successfully retaking the Islamic Center yesterday, a structure that was maintained as the Daesh-inspired terrorist group's command and control for the longest time before it was retaken,” said Army Captain Jo-ann Petinglay, a spokeswoman for the Western Mindanao Command.  It was his 3rd visit to Marawi since the fighting began when militants occupied the city in an effort to put up an Islamic province in the restive region. Security officials also briefed Duterte on the progress of the military operations against the militants.  In his talk with the soldiers, Duterte assured his full support to the military and police forces fighting ISIS. “I would like to reiterate this, I will never abandon you as long as you are doing the right thing. This would include fighting against the terrorists groups, the drug lords or the common criminals as long as you are doing your sworn duty to enforce the law and protect the republic. Let me emphasize however that you must do your job in accordance with the law,” he said.  Duterte was accompanied by National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon, Defense Undersecretary Cesar Yano, Armed Forces Chief of Staff General Eduardo Ano and Army Chief Lieutenant General Glorioso Miranda.  Oust Duterte  His visit to the battlefield came days after disgruntled soldiers and policemen who are members of a shadowy group called Patriotic and Democratic Movement or PADEM called for the ouster of Duterte. They accused Duterte of treating the military and police as his private armies and for betraying and violating public trust and cited 10 reasons to call for his ouster. The group also urged Filipinos to join PADEM in condemning and fighting Duterte and his administration and to stage mass actions and demand the President’s ouster. In a manifesto, Antonio Bonifacio, who claimed to be PADEM’s spokesman, called on members of the military and police to also join the people in demanding Duterte’s resignation and also his administration. It said the group is working for the withdrawal military and police support for Duterte.  “We urge all Filipinos as individuals and as groups in whatever social sector, field, institution or organization to exercise their right of assembly and expression to undertake mass actions demanding the ouster of Duterte and his administration. We call on our fellow officers and members of the AFP and the PNP to join the people in demanding the resignation or ouster of Duterte and his administration.” “We pledge to work for the withdrawal of military and police support for Duterte and his administration in conjunction with mass mobilization of the Filipino people in millions to manifest their demand for the resignation or ouster of Duterte and his administration. Upon the change of administration, we pledge to follow the principle of civilian supremacy and support a new civilian administration, in accordance with the 1987 Constitution and the rule of law,” the manifesto, released by Bonifacio – believed to be a nom de guerre – said. PADEM also condemned and holds accountable for gross crimes in betrayal of public trust and in violation of national sovereignty and democratic rights of the Filipino people. It cited the following reasons as alleged crimes of Duterte:   Treating the AFP and the PNP as these were his private armies and practising favoritism and violating professional and service standards in the promotion and assignment of officers; Corrupting the PNP and the AFP with a system of monetary awards for the extrajudicial killing of alleged illegal drug users and of NPA suspects; Condoning and protecting top-level illegal drug lords; Emboldening/inciting police officers to engage in extrajudicial killings of poor suspected illegal drug users and pushers by publicly telling officers to plant evidence and by guaranteeing their pardon and promotion in case of conviction; Aggravating corruption in government and criminality through the collusion of Duterte trustees and crime syndicates; Allowing China to occupy maritime features in the West Philippine Sea and to violate Philippine sovereign rights upheld by decision of the Arbitral Tribunal in accordance with the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea; Bungling the operations in Marawi City and indiscriminately destroying lives and property through aerial bombings, artillery and mortar; Favoring certain Chinese businessmen and Duterte relatives and cronies in the award of projected infrastructure projects using loans from China; Betraying the sovereign rights of the Filipino people by making the Philippines a debt vassal of China and offering to China the oil and gas resources under the West Philippine Sea as collateral for Chinese loans; and Seeking to replace the partnership with the United States in matters [&'].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsAug 25th, 2017

Shadowy group calls for Duterte’s ouster

MANILA – A shadowy group called Patriotic and Democratic Movement or PADEM, composed of disgruntled military and police officers and members, has called for the ouster of President Rodrigo Duterte and cited 10 reasons for its action. It accused Duterte of treating the military and police as his private armies and for betraying and violating public trust. It also urged Filipinos to join PADEM in condemning and fighting Duterte and his administration and to stage mass actions and demand the President’s ouster. In a manifesto, Antonio Bonifacio, who claimed to be PADEM’s spokesman, called on members of the military and police to also join the people in demanding Duterte’s resignation and also his administration. It said the group is working for the withdrawal military and police support for Duterte.  “We urge all Filipinos as individuals and as groups in whatever social sector, field, institution or organization to exercise their right of assembly and expression to undertake mass actions demanding the ouster of Duterte and his administration. We call on our fellow officers and members of the AFP and the PNP to join the people in demanding the resignation or ouster of Duterte and his administration.” “We pledge to work for the withdrawal of military and police support for Duterte and his administration in conjunction with mass mobilization of the Filipino people in millions to manifest their demand for the resignation or ouster of Duterte and his administration. Upon the change of administration, we pledge to follow the principle of civilian supremacy and support a new civilian administration, in accordance with the 1987 Constitution and the rule of law,” the manifesto, released by Bonifacio &'' believed to be a nom de guerre – said. PADEM also condemned and holds accountable for gross crimes in betrayal of public trust and in violation of national sovereignty and democratic rights of the Filipino people. It cited the following reasons as alleged crimes of Duterte:   Treating the AFP and the PNP as these were his private armies and practising favoritism and violating professional and service standards in the promotion and assignment of officers; Corrupting the PNP and the AFP with a system of monetary awards for the extrajudicial killing of alleged illegal drug users and of NPA suspects; Condoning and protecting top-level illegal drug lords; Emboldening/inciting police officers to engage in extrajudicial killings of poor suspected illegal drug users and pushers by publicly telling officers to plant evidence and by guaranteeing their pardon and promotion in case of conviction; Aggravating corruption in government and criminality through the collusion of Duterte trustees and crime syndicates; Allowing China to occupy maritime features in the West Philippine Sea and to violate Philippine sovereign rights upheld by decision of the Arbitral Tribunal in accordance with the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea; Bungling the operations in Marawi City and indiscriminately destroying lives and property through aerial bombings, artillery and mortar; Favoring certain Chinese businessmen and Duterte relatives and cronies in the award of projected infrastructure projects using loans from China; Betraying the sovereign rights of the Filipino people by making the Philippines a debt vassal of China and offering to China the oil and gas resources under the West Philippine Sea as collateral for Chinese loans; and Seeking to replace the partnership with the United States in matters of national security with an even more lopsided relationship with China and Russia.  Television network GMA reported that the military has reiterated its support for the administration of Duterte and strongly denied PADEM’s allegations. Military spokesman Brigadier General Restituto Padilla said the entire Armed Forces of the Philippines, along with all the men and women of the uniformed services and all their civilian personnel, stand by the government and support Duterte, their commander-in-chief. Padilla said the accusations and issues cited by the group are unfounded and uncalled for. “Such issues are clearly politically motivated and a matter that the AFP does not and will not subscribe to,” GMA quoted him as saying, adding, they are the constitutionally mandated protectors of the people and will stand by law-abiding citizens whenever and wherever they are needed. “Having affirmed this, the AFP, however, will not hesitate in acting against forces who shall undermine the stability and security of our country and those who wish to destabilize our nation thru unconstitutional means,” he said. Communist rebels had previously said that the Central Intelligence Agency is plotting to oust Duterte alongside the plan to assassinate Jose Maria Sison, founder of the Communist Party of the Philippines. Sison, in a statement he issued in May, said those who continue to support him assert that performance in a year is not enough basis for a final judgment and that there is more than enough time ahead for him to accomplish promises that have most impressed them, such as the eradication of the drug problem, criminality, and corruption. He said Duterte has, in fact, pleaded that he needs three or four more years to bring about the significant changes that he previously thought would be done in six months’ time. His promised campaign against the pork barrel and other forms of corruption of the Aquino regime has not yet materialized. “Where he has been most successful at, projecting himself as a strong leader by calling on the police and the public to kill drug addict-pushers, he has attracted the most severe and sustained condemnation by institutions, the [&'].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsAug 23rd, 2017

Liberals tagged in Bilibid attack

JUSTICE Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II linked the Liberal Party to the stabbing of inmate Jaybee Sebastian, allegedly to keep him from testifying against Senator Leila de Lima, who has been accused of taking money from drug lords jailed in the New Bilibid Prison......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 4th, 2017