Forty personnel of the Manila City Jail Extension facility at Camp Bagong Diwa in Bicutan, Taguig were relieved from their posts after a spot inspection revealed that several detainees were enjoying special privileges.
The Bureau of Jail Management and Penology, acting on orders of Interior and Local Government Secretary Jesse Robredo, dismissed its personnel during the inspection.
The en masse dismissal stemmed from an exclusive report of GMA News’ “Imbestigador." Joseph Morong tackled alleged anomalies at the jail facility in a report on “24 Oras" Wednesday.
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A thorough search of the Manila City Jail Extension revealed the use of airconditioners, mobile phones and other items prohibited in detention facilities. — ELR/VS, GMA News
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