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Food poisoning downs 910 prisoners at NBP


By Jonathan M. Hicap

A total of 910 prisoners at the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) in Muntinlupa City have fallen ill due to apparent food poisoning since Friday.

Director General Benjamin delos Santos of the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) told The Manila Bulletin that the “proximate cause is food served by caterer Thursday evening.”

However, investigators are also testing the facility’s water source.

“(We) will do lab tests on food and water tomorrow (May 29),” said Delos Santos.

Quoting the NBP report, he said 69 prisoners have been confined at the NBP Hospital and that one of them – an elderly inmate – was in critical condition.

“He is an elderly inmate from the minimum security compound and has been ill before,” he noted.

At least 600 other prisoners were diagnosed with diarrhea and attended to by doctors at the NBP Hospital emergency room since Friday.

Delos Santos said a total of 910 prisoners were affected including those who showed symptoms of diarrhea but could just treated at their own dormitories in the Minimum Security, Medium Security and Maximum Security compounds.

NBP Hospital doctors were reportedly orienting leaders of prison blocks on the proper response to treat diarrhea.

Relatives of some of the inmates who rushed to the NBP to bring water and food said they spotted two water tankers enter the facility to ration water.

The NBP has more than 22,000 inmates. (With a report from PNA)

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  • txslim55

    must have been served triple dead from some official

  • Juan Barili

    Award the caterer a bonus.

  • D P

    Has Inmate Dilemma called for an investigation yet?

  • Bongbong123

    Execution had started. Not good enough. This wil cost more to the goverment for medical expenses. CHR will be noisy about this.


    It’s ok to poo-poo once a day one at a time in a highly controlled environment with a large user-to-toilet accommodation ratio. I hate to imagine the chaos that ensued when all of them had to drop the bomb at the same place at the same time and with several return trips to go until the medicine started to work

  • Attention-whoring Duterte

    someone must have threatened to blab against Aguirre for speaking up on the new drug trade in bilibid.

  • Dutertard

    sinadya yan.. nilason cla para maubos na cla at hnd na gastusan.. obvious nmn cnu may pakana nito?? db gobyerno ang NBP?? at ang gobyerno ay pinamumunuan ng gobyernong duterte.. bkt ba gusto lahat patayin ni duterte??? kulang sa budget?? porket preso papatayin na agad?? agad agad?? puro patay na lng iniisip nya.. wla nb kaya gawin ang pinaka gagong at mamatay taong presidente ng bansa??? kundi mainngit magyabang magmura at pumatay???

    • pidot

      grabe ka brod nagshrink na ang utak mo sa palaging paggamit mo ng bawal na gamot!!! super bangag ka na!!!

    • JC1524

      Malason ka sana! Dutertard TANGA!