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500 Munti inmates sent to Iwahig

July 4, 2023 Hector Lawas 109 views

NEARLY 500 individuals deprived of liberty (PDL) were transferred from the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) in Muntinlupa City to the Iwahig Prison and Penal Farm (IPPF) in Puerto Princesa City.

The move aims to alleviate overcrowding and address concerns in penal colonies.

The successful transfer was made possible with the help of local agencies, including the Puerto Princesa City Police Office (PPCPO), City Mobile Force Company, PPC Port Police, PPC Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD), City Traffic Management Office (CTMO), PNP Highway Patrol Group, City Anti-Crime Task Force, Kilos Agad Action Center (KAAC), 3rd Marine Brigade, and Second Maritime Special Operations Unit. They played a vital role in facilitating the arrival and transportation of the PDLs.

Upon the inmates’ arrival at their respective prison camps, proper procedures such as PDL accounting and inspection were conducted for the 447 male and 50 female inmates.

The IPPF assured that these PDLs will be securely housed and provided with quality reformation programs.

The IPPF promised the general public that the transfer of PDLs poses no harm or threat to the surrounding communities.

Meanwhile, the IPPF has recently established its women’s correctional facility known as the Correctional Institution for Women Sta. Lucia, Iwahig Prison and Penal Farm (CIW-Sta. Lucia, IPPF).

Formerly referred to as the Sta. Lucia Sub-Colony of IPPF, the facility has been revitalized and renamed with the purpose of securely housing and rehabilitating women Persons Deprived of Liberty (PDL).

In an effort to alleviate overcrowding at the Correctional Institution for Women in Mandaluyong City, some female inmates will be transferred to CIW-Sta. Lucia, IPPF. This strategic measure aims to ease the burden on the existing facility.

Last June 28, an initial group of 50 women PDLs were successfully relocated to CIW-Sta. Lucia, IPPF.