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Some witnesses vs De Lima now out of Bilibid, document shows

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Some witnesses vs De Lima now out of Bilibid, document shows


Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 5) — Ten high-profile inmates, including some who have testified against Senator Leila de Lima’s alleged involvement in the illegal drugs trade in the New Bilibid Prison (NBP), have been transferred out of the penal facility and are now in the Marines’ barracks in Taguig, a document obtained by CNN Philippines shows.

The document dated June 12 was prepared by Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) Senior Inspector Chief Raymund Peneyra and approved by now-sacked BuCor Director General Nicanor Faeldon.

The order transfers 10 “high risk” and “high profile” inmates from the NBP’s maximum security compound, also known as Building 14, to the Philippine Marine Barracks Rudiardo Brown in Fort Bonifacio in Taguig City.

Among the inmates who were transferred to the Marines barracks are convicted drug lord Peter Co, who eventually testified against De Lima on her supposed drug links.

Convicts Hans Anton Tan, Jojo Baligad, Vicente Sy, Froilan Trestiza, Nonilo Arile and Joel Capones, who all testified against De Lima, are also now in the Marines barracks.

Other inmates transferred to the Marines barracks are Chua Che Ket, Rico Caja and Allan Senogat.

Marines Public Affairs director Captain Felix Serapio confirmed to CNN Philippines that all these inmates previously detained at the NBP’s maximum security compound are in their detention facility.

Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra earlier told senators that he knows of an agreement between the BuCor and the Marines for certain inmates to be moved to Marines facilities “for some very special security reasons.”

“As far as I remember, that arrangement was done for security reasons because these people are witnesses to a certain case,” he said during the Senate’s hearing on the early release of heinous crime convicts through the expanded Good Conduct Time Allowance (GCTA) policy.

Guevarra later told House reporters in a chance interview that the case he was referring to was De Lima’s drug cases.

Na-inform ako na mayroong ganoong arrangement kasi nga pino-prosecute na ‘yang kaso ni Senator De Lima kaya naa-update ako ng prosecution panel,” Guevarra said.

[Translation: I was informed that there was that kind of arrangement because Senator De Lima’s case is being prosecuted, so I am being updated by the prosecution panel.]

But Gueverra could not confirm whether the inmates have actually been transferred.

During the Senate probe, the Justice Secretary said he believes that inmates could not be transferred unless a court allows it.

But Faeldon said there is no need for a court order as the Marines facilities are considered as extensions of BuCor facilities under an agreement between the Justice and Defense departments.

He also said the transfer of the inmates from NBP to the Marines facility is legal, citing Republic Act No. 10575.

"It's mandated there that BuCor can coordinate with AFP (Armed Forces of the Philippines) and PNP (Philippine National Police) camps for detention provided it's covered by a MOA (memorandum of agreement)," he said.

CNN Philippines research shows no such provision in the law. It only states that the BuCor will conduct a feasibility study into the establishment of a Philippine Corrections Academy, patterned after the Philippine National Police Academy and the Philippine Military Academy.

Faeldon also denied that the transfer of some convicts who testified against De Lima to a Marines facility is their reward for coming out against the opposition senator, who has been detained for three years over drug charges.

"Dapat ang tanungin niyo na lang doon ay 'yung higher [authority]. Not me. I'm sure the [Justice] Secretary can explain," he said.

[Translation: You should ask higher authority about that. Not me. I'm sure the Justice Secretary can explain.]


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    Pangilinan hits ‘special treatment’ for 10 inmates transferred from Bilibid: Nagsinungaling na, may pabuya pa!


    Senator Francis Pangilinan has slammed the government for supposedly giving “special treatment” to the 10 high-profile inmates who were transferred from the New Bilibid Prison to the detention facility of the Philippine Marines in Taguig City.

    Pangilinan said Friday (September 6) the inmates appeared to have gotten a “comfortable sanctuary” at the Philippine Marine Barracks Rudiardo Brown in Fort Bonifacio, where they are now detained.

    “More than a case of special treatment, one can’t help wonder if this is part of the reward the convicts are receiving for weaving stories and testifying against Senator Leila de Lima,” he said in a statement.

    Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra said the inmates were transferred for security reasons. President Rodrigo Duterte said he ordered them to be moved out of NBP because they feared De Lima

    The inmates transferred from Building 14 of the NBP were identified as:

    • Hans Anton Tan
    • Peter Co alias Wu Tuan Yuan
    • Jojo Baligad
    • Vicente Sy
    • Froilan Trestiza
    • Nonilo Arile
    • Chua Che Ket
    • Rico Caja
    • Joel Capones
    • Allan Senogat

    They testified against De Lima in congressional investigations about her alleged involvement in the illegal drug trade.

    Given the clandestine transfer of the inmates, Pangilinan said it wouldn’t be far fetched if the inmates were freed soon while De Lima remains in prison.

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    'Pinalipat ko': Duterte admits ordering transfer of 10 convicts to Marines barracks


    MANILA (UPDATE)—President Rodrigo Duterte admitted Friday he ordered the transfer of 10 high-profile convicts, including drug dealer Peter Co, to a detention facility of the Philippine Marines in Taguig City.

    In a speech, Duterte said he ordered the transfer because detained Sen. Leila de Lima, one of the President's staunchest critics, allegedly had people inside the New Bilibid Prison (NBP), where the convicts were previously staying.

    "May isyu na may ibang hindi ko pinakulong sa penitentiary (NBP) sa Muntinlupa. Pinalipat ko diyan sa Marines. Bakit? Dahil natakot ako na may marami pang tauhan si De Lima na naiwan diyan at 'yang mga tumestigo at nandiyan iihawin talaga 'yan," Duterte said in Cebuano during a groundbreaking ceremony of a housing project in Naga City, Cebu.

    (There's an issue that there were others in the penitentiary (NBP) in Muntinlupa. I transferred them to the Marines. Why? Because I was scared that De Lima still has people inside there, and these witnesses and those are there will be killed inside.)

    "Pagdating ng panahon, wala nang magsasabi ng totoo. Sasabihin ko sa inyo, akin 'yan. Ako ang nag-utos niyan," he said.

    (When time comes, nobody will be telling the truth. I will tell you, that's mine. I ordered that.)

    De Lima slammed the president's remarks against her, calling them "baloney" and "hilarious."

    "For 'very special security reasons' raw because they are 'witnesses to a certain case,' meaning, the trumped-up drug cases against me. Are they implying that there’s a security threat coming from me?" she said in a statement.

    De Lima said she suspects the prisoners' transfer was meant "to further coach and coerce or pressure them to stick to their perjured testimonies."

    "Tila walang katapusan ang kasamaan ng rehimen na ito!" she said.

    SECURITY THREAT

    Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra previously said the 10 NBP prisoners were moved to a detention facility for erring Marines personnel in Fort Bonifacio over threats to their security.

    In a document dated June 12, 2019 obtained by ABS-CBN News earlier from the office of Sen. Panfilo Lacson, dismissed Bureau of Corrections chief Nicanor Faeldon signed an order transferring confinement of the following “high risk and high profile” prisoners:
    • Hans Anton Tan
    • Peter Co alias Wu Tuan Yuan
    • Jojo Baligad
    • Vicente Sy
    • Froilan Trestiza
    • Nonilo Arile,
    • Chua Che Ket
    • Rico Caja
    • Joel Capones
    • Allan Senogat

    Seven of the 10 inmates had testified against De Lima on her alleged links to the drug trade at the NBP during her time as justice chief. De Lima had denied the allegations, saying the charges were political persecution.

    In September last year, De Lima moved to have them disqualified as witnesses on account of their conviction for crimes involving moral turpitude. They are:

    • Arile, convicted for murder and kidnapping
    • Baligad, convicted for murder
    • Sy, convicted for illegal sale and delivery of methamphetamine hydrochloride (shabu)
    • Tan, convicted for robbery and direct assault with murder
    • Trestiza, convicted for kidnapping
    • Co, convicted for illegal sale and delivery of methamphetamine hydrochloride (shabu)
    • Capones, convicted for homicide

    Co was named by Duterte himself as one of the top suppliers of shabu in the country. He was serving life imprisonment at NBP since 2001.

    Reports of the transfer came amid controversy over the early release of nearly 2,000 heinous crime convicts under the good conduct time allowance (GCTA) law. Alleged corruption in the legal system is under Senate investigation.

  • gotta lick itgotta lick it Member PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐

    wow .... De5 has people inside BiLiBiD

    that is what you call a Drug Lord or another Malacanang FAKE NEWS

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    De Lima says high-profile convicts moved for ‘coaching’ in drug cases vs her


    MANILA — Detained Sen. Leila De Lima denounced Friday the transfer of several high-profile convicts serving as witnesses in the drug cases against her, saying the move was meant to pressure them to stick to their “perjured testimonies.”

    De Lima rejected suggestions that drug lord Peter Co and 6 other convicts, among 10 high-profile inmates moved from the New Bilibid Prison to the Marine barracks in Taguig City in June, were transferred for security reasons.

    “Are they implying that there’s a security threat coming from me? Baloney! Hilarious!” she said in a statement.

    De Lima has been detained for more than 2 years over what she considers trumped-up charges for criticizing human rights violations under President Rodrigo Duterte.

    She is on trial for three separate drug cases pending at two Muntinlupa Regional Trial Court salas.

    The transfer of convicts took place in June but became public only earlier this week, as the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) came under fire for the questionable early release of prisoners serving time for heinous crimes.

    De Lima suspected that the move would allow her “oppressors” to “further coach and coerce or pressure“ the witnesses.

    “Tila walang katapusan ang kasamaan ng rehimen na ito!” she said.

    In a document dated June 12, 2019 obtained by ABS-CBN News, the following “high risk and high profile” prisoners were transferred from Building 14 of the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) to the Philippine Marine Barracks Rudiardo Brown in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City:

    • Hans Anton Tan
    • Peter Co alias Wu Tuan Yuan
    • Jojo Baligad
    • Vicente Sy
    • Froilan Trestiza
    • Nonilo Arile
    • Chua Che Ket
    • Rico Caja
    • Joel Capones
    • Allan Senogat

    Of the 10 convicts, 7 had testified against De Lima on her alleged involvement in the drug trade at the New Bilibid Prison during her time as justice chief.

    In September last year, De Lima moved to have them disqualified as witnesses on account of their conviction for crimes involving moral turpitude. They are:

    • Arile, convicted for murder and kidnapping
    • Baligad, convicted for murder
    • Sy, convicted for illegal sale and delivery of methamphetamine hydrochloride (shabu)
    • Tan, convicted for robbery and direct assault with murder
    • Trestiza, convicted for kidnapping
    • Co, convicted for illegal sale and delivery of methamphetamine hydrochloride (shabu)
    • Capones, convicted for homicide

    A Muntinlupa court, however, denied the motion and De Lima appealed to the Court of Appeals.

    REWARD

    Former Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV said moving the convicts to the military facility suggested that they were being “treated differently over the others.”

    “It's a clear concession or reward given to them in exchange for their testimonies against her,” he told ABS-CBN News.

    Former prisons chief Dionisio Santiago said the BuCor should come clean on why this group of convicts were chosen for transfer, and whether it was covered by a court order.

    “This is a sensitive matter because you moved high-profile inmates, drug lords,” he told ABS-CBN News.

    “Ano hawak ng gobyerno d'yan? Ano na-benefit mo sa mga 'yan?”

    (What does government hold against them? What's your benefit from them?)



  • gotta lick itgotta lick it Member PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐

    meron pa lang Secret Memorandum ang BuCor at AFP para sa Hotel Accommodations ng Malacanang Drug Lords WITNESSES

  • buddywbuddyw Member PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐

    Palace denies irregularity in convicts' transfer to Marine barracks

     

    There was nothing irregular in President Rodrigo Duterte's directive to transfer of high-profile convicts who testified against Senator Leila De Lima from the New Bilibid Prison to the Philippine Marine barracks in Taguig, Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said on Saturday.

    "[L]et us be clear: the high-profile convicts remain in a detention facility under the control of the Bureau of Corrections without any VIP treatment. In other words, no special or unusual considerations are granted to them," Panelo explained in his statement.

    The President's spokesperson reiterated that security was the primary consideration for the transfer given that the convicts' lives were under threat at the NBP.

    "We also have to understand that Senator De Lima served the Department of Justice as its head for almost six years. There is no denying that the detained senator has accumulated sympathizers or henchmen during her tenure therein who may derail the unmasking of the truth about the illegal drug trade in the New Bilibid Prison," Panelo argued further.

    As to the propriety of the Duterte's order, the spokesperson argued that the President supervised the entire bureaucracy, with complete control and supervision over all offices and agencies under the Executive Department.

    Senator De Lima had earlier mocked Duterte for the transfer, arguing that it was inane to suggest she had the power to harm other inmates while she herself was under detention. 



  • buddywbuddyw Member PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
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    INSANITY IN ITS MOST DIABOLICAL FORM

    De Lima mocks Duterte over transfer of convicts to the Marine barracks

     

    Senator Leila De Lima on Saturday mocked President Rodrigo Duterte for his claim that he ordered the transfer of several high profile convicts turned witnesses in her drug case from the New Bilibid Prison in Muntinlupa to the Philippine Marines Corps barracks in Taguig because he was worried for the convicts' safety.

    "Hahaha... So, in Duterte’s twisted mind, I’m that powerful! So powerful that I can actually command my alleged NBP 'allies' to harm or assassinate their fellow inmates! This is insanity in its most diabolical form!" said De Lima in a statement.


    The senator, who has been detained at the Philippine National Police headquarters in Camp Crame since February of 2017, added that the President's latest "inanity" was nothing more than an attempt to perpetuate the lie that she was the country's leading narco-politican.
          
    "Aminin nyo na lang kasi na ang totoong dahilan sa paglipat nyo sa mga convicts-witnesses na yan sa Philippine Marines HQ ay ito: for you and your equally evil operators to further control these witnesses in terms of pinning me down in the drug cases against me. Malapit na kasing isalang sa witness stand ang mga convicts-witnesses na yan sa ongoing trial in my drug cases," claimed De Lima.

    She added that, in order to ensure her conviction, the President needed to give these high-profile convicts special treatment, if not further threats and pressure, for their false testimony.

    Speaking at a groundbreaking ceremony for a housing project in Cebu's Naga City on Friday, Duterte revealed that he directed the convicts' transfer given that De Lima still had allies in the national penitentiary.

    “May issue na merong ilan na hindi ko pinakulong sa penitentiary, Muntinlupa. Pinalipat ko sa Marines,” he said in Cebuano. “Kasi natatakot ako na may mga tao pa si De Lima na naiwan doon at yung mga testigo laban sa kanya ay papatayin. Darating ang panahon na wala na magsasabi ng katotohanan. Ako yan. Ako ang nag-utos.”



  • gotta lick itgotta lick it Member PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐

    ilang araw kailangan bago mahanap yun Memorandum of Agreement ng BuCor at AFP para mapakita sa publiko?


    dont they have a softcopy or electronic file???

  • gotta lick itgotta lick it Member PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐

    97 GCTA prisoners now OUT of the COUNTRY!!!

    including the 4 Chinese Drug Lords



    tsk tsk .... it seems like the appetite of DuDirty to kill Chinese DurgLords is just FAKE NEWS.
  • parvus1202parvus1202 Member PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    buddyw said:
     

    "Hahaha... So, in Duterte’s twisted mind, I’m that powerful! So powerful that I can actually command my alleged NBP 'allies' to harm or assassinate their fellow inmates! This is insanity in its most diabolical form!" said De Lima in a statement.

    Hahahaha.. Di ba ganuon ang ginawa nyo kay Sebastian? Nabuhay lang.
  • lechon xlechon x Olats PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    edited September 2019

    pinalipat ni dutere ang mga drug lords sa Fort  Bonifacio kasi baka daw ipapatay ni delima


    si duterte ultimo madre gustong halayin

    ultimo misyonario, pinadeport

    ultiimo obispo, kinasuhan

    ultimo mga pari pinapapatay


    pero concerned sa safety ng mga druglords


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    Only courts have jurisdiction over prisoners' transfer: human rights lawyers


    MANILA - Only the courts have jurisdiction over the transfer of prisoners, human rights lawyers said Monday, following government's move of 10 high-profile convicts from the national penitentiary to a Philippine Marines facility.

    President Rodrigo Duterte admitted Friday that he ordered the transfer of the convicts, including seven that testified against Sen. Leila de Lima, out of fear that the detained senator's underlings might kill them.

    Government should have sought the court's permission, according to Free Legal Assistance Group lawyer Erin Tañada.

    "The argument of Malacañang is wrong because the court should always be informed before an inmate is transferred from one detention facility to another, even if there is a memorandum of agreement because it is only the court that has jurisdiction over inmates," he told ANC's Early Edition.

    "Kung di pa nga convicted kailangan ka nga humingi ng permiso sa korte para makapagbiyahe, ito nga nasa loob na ng kulungan."

    (If detainees need the court's permission to travel, so should those already convicted.)

    The Department of Justice, however, said no court order was needed since the convicts' transfer was to an extension facility of the Bureau of Corrections.

    Former senator Rene Saguisag said De Lima, who is detained in Camp Crame in Quezon City, has no power in New Bilibid Prison in Muntinlupa.

    "Imagine si Leila nakakulong for years ilang years now sa Crame, can influence intimidate, persuade or bribe these seven?" he said.

    "I don’t think Sen. De Lima wields that kind of influence. This government has already been in power for 3 years. They have the head of the penitentiary in their command," Tañada added.

    Saguisag, meantime, said the Office of the Solicitor General (OSG) should remove itself from the sedition complaint that the police have filed against De Lima and other opposition figures.

    "It’s a kengkoy case pati yung (including the) participation of the SolGen. In my decades of practice it never happened before," he said.

    "The OSG should back out dahil it destroys the entire tradition of the SolGen waiting kung kakampihan itong (if it will side with the) individual or all-powerful people of the Philippines."


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