DOJ: BuCor looking to install signal jammers in its prison facilities

Published January 1, 2021, 2:57 PM

by Jeffrey Damicog

The Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) is looking into acquiring signal jammers for its prisons to prevent inmates from using their mobile phones, the Department of Justice (DOJ) said on Friday, Jan. 1.

Bureau of Corrections (MANILA BULLETIN FILE PHOTO)

DOJ Usec. Emmeline Aglipay-Villar said the BuCor is eyeing the purchase jammers for its six prison farms and colonies but no longer intends to put up more at the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) in Muntinlupa City.
 
“BuCor has already jammers for NBP and plans to acquire signal jammers to cover all its prison compounds particularly in the Regions–Palawan, Occidental Mindoro, Davao Del Norte, Zamboanga and CIW-Mandaluyong,” the DOJ spokesperson said.
 
Aside from the NBP, the prison facilities managed by the BuCor are the Correctional Institute for Women (CIW) in Mandaluyong City, the Davao Prison and Penal Farm, the Iwahig Prison and Penal Farm, the San Ramon and Penal Farm, the Sablayan Prison and Penal Farm, and the Leyte Regional Prison.
 
Last December, Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Gen. Debold Sinas revealed that convicted drug lords imprisoned in some penal farms continue to be involved in the illegal drugs trade in the country.
 
Sinas said this following the deaths of two drug traders during a buy-bust operation in Cebu City where P13.6 million worth of methamphetamine hydrochloride or shabu were recovered by the PNP.
 
The Police chief said those killed were henchmen of Ronald Natividad, a convicted drug lord serving sentence at the San Ramon Prison and Penal Farm in Zamboanga City.
 
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The Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) is looking into acquiring signal jammers for its prisons to prevent inmates from using their mobile phones, the Department of Justice (DOJ) said on Friday, Jan. 1.
 
DOJ Usec. Emmeline Aglipay-Villar said the BuCor is eye the purchase jammers for its six prison farms and colonies but no longer intends to put up more at the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) in Muntinlupa City.
 
“BuCor has already jammers for NBP and plans to acquire signal jammers to cover all its prison compounds particularly in the Regions–Palawan, Occidental Mindoro, Davao Del Norte, Zamboanga and CIW-Mandaluyong,” the DOJ spokesperson said.
 
Aside from the NBP, the prison facilities managed by the BuCor are the Correctional Institute for Women (CIW) in Mandaluyong City, the Davao Prison and Penal Farm, the Iwahig Prison and Penal Farm, the San Ramon and Penal Farm, the Sablayan Prison and Penal Farm, and the Leyte Regional Prison.
 
Last December, Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Gen. Debold Sinas revealed that convicted drug lords imprisoned in some penal farms continue be involved in the illegal drugs trade in the country.
 
Sinas said this following the deaths of two drug traders during a buy-bust operation in Cebu City where P13.6 million worth of methamphetamine hydrochloride or shabu were recovered by the PNP.
 
The Police chief said those killed were henchmen of Ronald Natividad, a convicted drug lord serving sentence at the San Ramon Prison and Penal Farm in Zamboanga City.
 

 
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