Investigation on “Hospital pass for sale” continues according to NBI


MANILA, Philippines — The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) continues with its investigation on the issue of “hospital pass for sale” at the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) involving the Bureau of Corrections or Bucor an official said.

In fact, NBI Deputy Director Ferdinand Lavin said the NBI is rushing their investigation so that they can submit a report to Justice Sec. Menardo Guevarra soonest.

But for now, Lavin said the NBI will not issue a “timeline” on when the investigation will be completed and when the report will be passed. Lavin explained that the issue of hospital pass and other controversy in Bilibid should be carefully considered and should not be taken immediately.

NBI also avoided being taken for granted regardng the NBI’s investigative quality, only to issue a quick report. Based on the findings of the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee’s inquiry into the Good Conduct Time Allowance (GCTA) controversy, the hospital pass has an advantage over Bilibid inmates.

The inmates were allegedly able to get out of jail, pretending to be sick, using a hospital pass from some BuCor employees. (Cate Pallarco/IAMIGO/CNS)

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