The House Committee on Justice conducted an ocular inspection at the New Bilibid Prison this morning (13 Jan) in relation to the grenade explosion days ago which killed one inmate and and wounding 19. Thereafter, was a public hearing and an executive session with DOJ, NBI and BUCOR Officials. The activity culminated with a presscon stating the position of the committee through its Chairman Cong Neil Tupas.
The committee said that it strongly supports the initiatives of DOJ and BUCOR, it is against the kubol system and that BUCOR personnel must be beefed up and trained.
One thing is clear during the hearing. It was the BUCOR who initiated the cleansing process from intelligence gathering, networking, planning and actual raid operations. It was approved by DOJ. Contrary to some news reports calling for resignation of BUCOR Dir. Bucayu, he should be instead commended for his initiatives at BUCOR.
- Date:Sep 2015