No conjugal visits to improve NBP's security

No conjugal visits to improve NBP's security

- The New Bilibid Prison (NBP) has been one of the news' favorite subjects recently, due to Senator Leila de Lima's alleged involvement with its detained drug lords 

- The country's maximum security compound has temporarily put conjugal visits on hold 

- According to Philippine National Police (PNP) Special Action Force spokesperson, the new measure was implemented to improve the area's security 

There will be no conjugal visits at the NBP temporarily, according to a spokesperson of the PNP's Special Action Force.

The new measure was done to tighten the compound's security, but it does not mean that the prisoners' partners are completely banned from visiting. They can still drop by the national penitentiary but only until the visitor's area.

No conjugal visits to improve NBP's security

The facade of the New Bilibid Prison.

(Photo credit: news.abs-cbn.com)

Its old policy allowed the spouses to stay overnight from Saturday to Sunday.

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The maximum security compound has been the subject of the news recently, with Senator Leila De Lima's alleged involvement with its drug lords.

President Rodrigo Duterte revealed that De Lima, during her term as the Department of Justice's (DOJ) secretary, collected money from detained drug lords with her former-driver-turned-lover, Ronnie Dayan.

No conjugal visits to improve NBP's security

Senator De Lima and her former driver and alleged boyfriend Ronnie Dayan.

(Photo credit: facebook.com)

The senator responded that the tough-talking president's allegations were false and expressed her disinterest in attending an inquiry regarding her connections inside the NBP.

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"I was the one who initiated that (raids inside NBP). Why should I be the one investigated? I was the one who took the initiative to do something.  I was the one who exposed the problems there, and they know I exerted certain efforts, took some steps after discovering all those in Bilibid," she claimed.

Duterte's attacks on De Lima did not stop - he also released a drug matrix that not only involved the senator but other government officials that linked them all together with the NBP drug lords.

No conjugal visits to improve NBP's security

De Lima with Bilibid inmates.

(photo credit: politics.com.ph)

Among those involved are former Justice Undersecretary Francisco Baraan and a governor close to Duterte.

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However, the feisty senator took the matrix lightly, deeming it as something a '12-year-old child can draw'.

No conjugal visits to improve NBP's security

Duterte's drug matrix (Photo credit: rappler.com)

"As I have often said, I will not dignify any further this so-called 'drug matrix' which, any ordinary lawyer knows too well, properly belongs in the garbage can," she stated.

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