Over 3000 BuCor personnel to undergo retraining, Bantag says

BuCor Chief Gerald Bantag (in white shirt) has said the policemen from the National Capital Region Police Office will take the place of the over 3000 BuCor personnel who will undergo a retraining. /Meanne Corvera/Eagle News/

(Eagle News)–More than 3000 Bureau of Corrections personnel will undergo retraining on orders of  newly installed Bureau of Corrections chief Gerald Bantag.

Bantag made the revelation on Friday, Oct. 4, the same day policemen from the National Capital Region Police Office arrived to temporarily take their place.

“We will give them  para masolve ang problema dito. Ang problema dito illegal drugs syndicate,” National Capital Region Police Office director Guillermo Eleazar said.

According to Bantag, it was still unclear how long the policemen would be staying.

He said the BuCor personnel would also undergo an evaluation.

“Siguro pag may changes nang nakikita..Kung sinong pwede ibalik, ibalik natin,” he said.

Bantag replaced BuCor chief Nicanor Faeldon, who was ordered by President Rodrigo Duterte to resign following the release of convicts of heinous crimes under the Good Conduct Time Allowance law.

Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra has specifically ordered Bantag to clean up the GCTA mess, stop the illegal drug trade, and implement computerization in BuCor. Meanne Corvera