Posts Tagged persons deprived of liberty

Over 42,000 inmates in BJMP jails now vaccinated vs COVID-19

Aileen Cerrudo   •   September 27, 2021

MANILA, Philippines—Over 42,000 persons deprived of liberty (PDL) detained in facilities under the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP), have been vaccinated against COVID-19. According to the Department of...

DOH urged to include inmates in gov’t COVID-19 vaccination list

Robie de Guzman   •   March 5, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – Members of Kapatid, a group of political prisoners’ relatives, have called on the Department of Health (DOH) to include persons deprived of liberty (PDL) in the government’s...

81,888 PDLs released during COVID-19 pandemic — SC

Marje Pelayo   •   October 23, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — Chief Justice Diosdado Peralta has noted the use of technology, specifically video conferencing, in expediting the cases of persons deprived of liberty (PDLs) even amidst the prevailing...

Nearly 22,000 inmates released from PH jails amid coronavirus pandemic — DILG

Robie de Guzman   •   July 22, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) on Wednesday said that a total of 21,858 persons deprived of liberty (PDL) have been released from jail...

Over 15,000 PDLs released from jail amid COVID-19 pandemic – DILG

Robie de Guzman   •   July 3, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – More than 15,000 persons deprived of liberty (PDL) have been released from jail facilities as part of the government’s decongestion program in light of the novel coronavirus...

E-dalaw for PDLs in Occidental Mindoro

Aileen Cerrudo   •   May 13, 2020

A jail facility in Occidental Mindoro launched an E-dalaw Program for persons deprived of liberty (PDL) to still be able to see their loved ones. The San Jose District Jail...

3,000 inmates sa buong bansa, maaaring mapalaya batay sa SC guidelines – DILG

Robie de Guzman   •   May 5, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Mahigit sa 3,000 persons deprived of liberty (PDL) ang maaaring mapalaya mula sa mga kulungan sa buong bansa kung pagbabatayan ang bagong patakaran ng Supreme Court (SC)....

195 PDLs, 38 BJMP employees tested positive for COVID-19

Maris Federez   •   May 5, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — Close to 400 persons deprived of liberty (PDLs) at the New Bilibid Prisons (NBP) have undergone the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) testing. The Department of Health (DOH)...

QC enforces COVID-19 testing on PDLs before detention

Aileen Cerrudo   •   May 4, 2020

The Quezon City government will enforce coronavirus disease (COVID-19) testing on persons deprived of liberty (PDLs) before detention. Mayor Joy Belmonte signed Executive Order No. 30 which will require PDLs...

Confirmed COVID-19 cases in Zambo City soars to 59

Maris Federez   •   May 3, 2020

Zamboanga City, Philippines — The city’s task force on COVID-19 has recorded 29 new positive cases of the novel coronavirus disease, based on the results of the latest batch of...


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