DOJ Chief is the third public official to have a price on his head

DOJ Chief is the third public official to have a price on his head

- Aguirre visited the New Bilibid Prison with SAF members to inspect the area for "illegal" items

- During his visit, he discovered that an inmate has accepted a P50M contract for his death

- This price was allegedly placed by drug lord who wanted to retaliate at Duterte's nationwide focus on the war on drugs

Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre has a shocking revelation: an inmate has allegedly accepted a P50-million contract to assassinate him.Aguirre made the claim last Wednesday, during a visit to the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) in Muntinlupa City in order to personally witness the deployment of more than 100 members of the police's elite Special Action Force.

Aguirre made the claim last Wednesday, during a visit to the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) in Muntinlupa City in order to personally witness the deployment of more than 100 members of the police's elite Special Action Force.According to him, the P50-million reward was raised by Philippine drug lords that were detained at the infamous Building 14 of the NBP compound.

According to him, the P50-million reward was raised by Philippine drug lords that were detained at the infamous Building 14 of the NBP compound.

Drug lords of the highest caliber, such as Peter Co and Herbert Colangco, are detained in this building. Aguirre said that an inmate, who is also detained in the same building, has taken the kill contract.

DOJ Chief is the third public official to have a price on his head

A visit to the New Bilibid Prison has uncovered grave news for the Justice Secretary (Photo from politics.com.ph)

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He cryptically said that the information about the kill contract against him is "A1."

Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Director General Ronald "Bato" dela Rosa also held a similar claim; that top drug lords at the NBP raised a P50-million reward for him and President Rodrigo Duterte's assassination.

The kill contract was allegedly offered because of Duterte's emphasis on a nationwide war against drugs.

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Throughout his visit at the NBP, Aguirre had all the inmates of Building 14 temporarily transferred to two buses, as the police's elite force inspect the facility for illegal items, especially cellular phones.

Aguirre said that they hope to completely cut the drug lords' communication lines with their henchmen outside the NBP. He and his forces believe that the detained drug lords are overseeing their illegal operations from inside Building 14 by cell phone.

Meanwhile, the other more than 100 SAF members will take care of "critical" facilities, including Building 14, within the NBP. They will be sent to the critical facilities in batches, accompanied with regular prison guards.

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He added that there was a plan to replace SAF members with members of the Philippine Marines, so as to avoid the policemen getting "familiar" with high-profile inmates.

Aguirre explained that after a certain period of time, the critical facilities at the NBP will be secured by SAF members exclusively. Two other batches of SAF, who are still going through training in jail security, will be deployed to the NBP.

Marine Maj. Gen. Alexander Balutan, who will soon retire early from the military service. is widely expected to serve as head of the Bureau of Corrections. Balutan earlier vowed to reshuffle jail superintendents nationwide once he assumes the position this August 1.Balutan is also going to replace retired Army general Ricardo Rainier Cruz III.

Balutan is also going to replace retired Army general Ricardo Rainier Cruz III.

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