President Aquino cancels the surprise visit to Bilibid

New Bilibid Prison

New Bilibid Prison

Since the news about Tony Leveste having a special treatment in New Bilibid Prison, several issues were starting to spread out. There were speculations that other wealthy prisoners were also treated favorably compare to the ordinary prisoners. People were becoming hysterical regarding the issues that show irregularity. They also concluded that corruption could be one of the reasons why instances happened.

President Aquino

President Aquino

So, President Aquino situated a surprise visit to the New Bilibid Prison in Muntinlupa City last June 15, 2011 (Wednesday). This surprise visit was planned number of weeks ago. This was for the president to observe and evaluate the performance of the officers in the said correction. President Spokesman Edwin Lacierda made sure with Department of Justice (DoJ) that the surprise visit must be kept secret from the officials of New Bilibid Prison.

But, before the visitation took place, everyone was surprise that the surprise visit was canceled. According to Lacierda, it is because the meaning of the word surprise was neglected. The officers from the Bilidbid were informed that the president will visit them. There was no name coming out on who was the informant of the said information.

Other Sources: ABS-CBN News

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