PNP chief: Bilibid riot will create distrust among high-profile inmates

PNP chief: Bilibid riot will create distrust among high-profile inmates

MANILA — Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief, Dir. Gen. Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa said Wednesday the riot at the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) in Muntinlupa City will create distrust among the high-profile inmates at the national penitentiary.

”That (riot) will create distrust among them. So magkakaroon sila ng pagdududa sa bawat isa (there will be doubts among them), who is who now inside the bilibid. Mas maganda yan para mag-ingat sila, hindi sila kampante sa kanilang palibot (It would be better so that they would be cautious and they would be mindful of their surroundings),” dela Rosa said in reaction to the riot at the NBP on Wednesday morning.

Asked whether Jaybee Sebastian should now talk because of the incident, the police chief said, “I don’t know. You better ask him. Hindi ko siya kilala, hindi ko alam ang nasa loob ng utak niya (I don’t know him, I don’t know what’s in his mind).”

Authorities are investigating the incident.

”I hope they will come up with a very good investigation, result in their investigation kung ano ang nangyari doon (on what really transpired there),” dela Rosa said.

The PNP chief also expressed surprise that the high-profile inmates are now killing each other.

The riot at the NBP on Wednesday morning claimed the life of Tony Co and injured Vicente Sy, Peter Co and Sebastian.

According to Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) Acting Dir. Gen. Rolando Asuncion, Tony Co, Peter Co and Vicente Sy were allegedly seen by an inmate taking shabu at the back of the kitchen of Building 14. The inmate then informed former police Chief Insp. Clarence Dongail, also an inmate there, about the matter.

Dongail questioned the group of Co.

After a while, Tony Co reportedly attacked the group of Dongail, and they stabbed each other.

Sebastian was allegedly with the group of Co, and got involved in the stabbing incident. PNA –