Mega prison facility in Nueva Ecija shelved
Department of Justice (DOJ) Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre said the proposal to build a mega prison in Laur, Nueva Ecija has been shelved.
Aguirre said President Rodrigo instead wants to improve the seven regional prisons around the country.
Each regional prison will be given a budget of P2 billion.
In place of a mega prison, Duterte wants a medium-sized facility built in Nueva Ecija.
“Marami kasi ang nagsasabi ‘pag diyan tayo naglagay ng ganung kalaking facility sa Nueva Ecija, this will be inconvenient to families residing in Visayas and Mindanao,” Aguirre said.
Instead of spending P150 billion for the mega prison, Aguirre said Duterte is eyeing a P20 billion budget for all regional prison facilities.
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