Guevarra: ‘Munti’ inmates safe from ashfall
Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra on Tuesday disclosed that no inmate at the National Bilibid Prisons in Muntinlupa City was affected by the ashfall from Taal Volcano.
“For now, they just need to do a lot of cleaning at NBP. No reports of problems or health-related issues as of now,” Guevarra said.
Guevarra added that there were “no reports of problems or health-related issues as of now.”
As for the returnees wrongfully released under good conduct time allowance law, Guevarra disclosed that they were safely accomodated in a covered court.
“None of the persons deprived of liberty (PDLs) were exposed to the elements since they are inside covered areas,” Guevarra said.
“The PDLs have adequate accommodation inside the camps to protect them from such elements. If needed, partnerships with local hospitals may provide the needed medical attention for worst-case scenarios,” he continued.
There are 410 returnees at the NBP, and 24 at the Correctional Institute for Women (CIW) – down from the 2,352 former convicts who surrendered based on President Rodrigo Duterte’s ultimatum to heinous crime convicts.
The Taal Volcano remained under Alert Level 4 as it spewed lava fountains amid the threat of a hazardous eruption.