DOJ orders filing of raps vs. 10 NBP officers on extended treatment to convicted drug lord

By on August 29, 2014


New Bilibid Prison. Monzonda / Wikipedia photo
New Bilibid Prison. Monzonda / Wikipedia photo

MANILA — The Department of Justice (DOJ) ordered on Thursday the filing of charges against 10 officials of the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) in Muntinlupa City in connection with the extended hospital treatment on Ricardo Camata, a convicted drug lord and leader of the “Sigue-Sigue Sputnik” Gang.

Recommended charged for grave misconduct, gross neglect of duty and conduct prejudicial to the best interest of the service were the following:

Prison Supt. Fajardo Lansangan, officer-in-charge NBP superintendent; Dra. Gloria Achazo-Garcia, OIC Medical and Dental Division of the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor); Dra. Ma Cecilia Villanueva, medical specialist and attending physician; PIS Gabriel Magan, chief NBP Escort Service;Prison Guards 1 Aldrid Garino, Antonio Bangoy, Eugenio Sabado, Edgardo Gamboa, Ernesto Calla, and Herald Duran.

Meanwhile, Lansangan, Achazo-Garcia, Villanueva and Magan were ordered suspended for 90 days.

Prison guards Garino, Bangoy, Sabado, Gamboa, Calla and Duran were recommended reassigned from their present post.

It will be recalled that it was discovered that hospital treatment was extended to Camata at the Metropolitan Hospital in Tondo, Manila where he was even visited by starlet Krista Miller.