[In the news] Aquino signs law to modernize prisons, professionalize corrections personnel -INQUIRER.net

Aquino signs law to modernize prisons, professionalize corrections personnel. By Christine O. Avendaño, Philippine Daily Inquirer May 28, 2013 MANILA, Philippines — The government is now in position to institute reforms and better conditions in the country’s prisons now that President Benigno Aquino has signed a law that will modernize the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor),…

[Featured Site] Like and Share “Network Opposed to Lowering the Age of Criminal Responsibility” in Facebook

“Network Opposed to Lowering the Age of Criminal Responsibility“ NoToHouseBill6052 Campaign not to lower the age of criminal responsibility of Children in Conflict of the Law. Visit, like and share https://www.facebook.com/NoToHouseBill6052 Human Rights Online Philippines does not hold copyright over these materials. Author/s and original source/s of information are retained including the URL contained within…

[From the web] BJMP Gears for Gender-responsive Jails -balayph.net

BJMP Gears for Gender-responsive Jails balayph.net May 23, 2012 Amid the bureau’s intensified efforts in ensuring utmost jail security nationwide, it stays focused on working for a gender-sensitive jail management. A workshop on gender issues affecting jail management shall convene 20 officials of the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) today at Olongapo City.…

[Isyung HR] It’s funnier for Mokongs in the Philippines

It’s funnier for Mokongs in the Philippines The Mokong Perspective  On the positive side, after the DOT released their “It’s more fun in the Philippines” campaign, It has effectively moved a good number of our netizens into action.  My fb friends on one side started having fun in participating by posting their contribution to promote…

[In the news] Escudero wants implementation of Juvenile Justice Law suspended – InterAksyon.com

Escudero wants implementation of Juvenile Justice Law suspended by Karl John C. Reyes, InterAksyon.com MANILA, Philippines – Sen. Francis “Chiz” Escudero has moved for the suspension of the implementation of the Juvenile Justice and Welfare Act, claiming that the law isn’t working for the development and rehabilitation of youth offenders. Escudero has submitted for plenary…

[Urgent Appeal] Political prisoners and detainees escalate their protest action from fasting to hunger strike – www.tfdp.net

Urgent Appeal (Philippines): Political prisoners and detainees escalate their protest action from fasting to hunger strike Situationer: On July 25, 2011, political prisoners and detainees around the country started their nationwide HUNGER STRIKE for freedom and human rights. This is to express their concern over: 1) government’s lack of explicit national policy on human rights;…

[Press Release] Health group pushes for prison reforms as 63 year old, ailing political prisoner dies at New Bilibid Prison

Mariano Umbrero, 63, political prisoner incarcerated at New Bilibid Prison (NBP), passed away yesterday as a result of his deteriorating medical condition and lack of medical care. It is a general knowledge that inmates in prisons/jails all over the country are living in deplorable conditions. Given the extent to which lung cancer of Tatay Umbrero,…

[In the news] Aquino mum on sanctions vs BuCor director | Sun.Star

Aquino mum on sanctions vs BuCor director | Sun.Star. MANILA — Despite calls from several groups to sack Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) Director Ernesto Diokno over the alleged abuse of former Batangas governor Antonio Leviste of his “living out” privileges, President Benigno Aquino III is not keen on immediately using his disciplinary powers over his…