(Eagle News)–Senator Panfilo Lacson on Sunday, Sept. 15, said high-profile inmates, and not the government, were already in control of the New Bilibid Prison.
“Sila na ang nasusunod, kung sino ilalagay sa kubol, sino ita-transfer sa malalayo, sa Iwahig o Davao; kung sino iko-confine sa hospital, kung sino pa isasama i-confine bukod sa kanila. At sila pa nagdi-direct ng operation ng droga sa labas,” Lacson said in a dzbb interview.
According to Lacson, the situation inside the NBP “has gone so bad na naging helpless na ang gobyerno.”
Even when in prison, he said inmates can hire killers.
Eighty percent of the illegal drug transactions, he said, also take place inside the NBP.
“Pasalamat tayo at nagkaroon ng pagdinig kaugnay dito kasi kundi baka lalo pang lumala ang anomalya sa loob ng NBP,” Lacson said.
Earlier, inmate and former Valencia, Bukidnon Mayor Jose Galario Jr. testified in a Senate inquiry probing the problems in the Bureau of Corrections that illegal drug transactions would take place in Ward 3 of the NBP hospital.
Lacson also said based on reports received by his office, inmates could avoid prison life by paying from P200,000 to P2 million to be confined in the NBP hospital.