SENATOR Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go warned drug lords in the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) to stop their illegal practices, or else they will suffer dire consequences.
“Imbes na dextrose, iba na ang ilalagay sa kanila para dumiretso na sa morgue,” Go said.
The senator’s expressed his sentiments after revelations during a Senate Blue Ribbon committee hearing on Thursday that drug lords are taking advantage of the “hospital pass for sale” scheme to escape jail congestion and conduct their drug deals inside the NBP Hospital.
During the hearing, the senator revealed that some high-profile prisoners are bribing officials of the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) in order to be admitted and confined at the national penitentiary hospital where they continue their criminal activities.
“We have received reports that some inmates were moved into the New Bilibid Prison Hospital by faking their illness and buying the so-called ‘hospital referral pass’ from BuCor employees. Nagpapanggap na may sakit para ma-admit sa ospital tapos doon na nagaganap ang illegal drug trading,” Go said during the public hearing on the issue.
Go also asserted that justice must be served in regard to these corruption scandals and anomalies faced by the country’s correctional facilities.
“Dapat mayroon managot sa mga nadiskubreng katiwalian at iligal na gawain sa loob ng NBP. Magpapatuloy din ang suspension sa mga opisyal na mapapatunayang sangkot tulad ng halos 30 opisyal na sinuspende na,” Go said.
The senator added that even the doctors and other staff of the NBP Hospital will face the chopping block should they be found to be involved in the corruption schemes.
“Maging ang mga doktor at iba pang hospital staff sa NBP na mapapatunayang sangkot ay hindi palalampasin sa isinasagawang paglilinis ng pamahalaan,” Go said.