Rolito Go moved to maximum security compound

Posted at 08/18/2012 8:45 AM | Updated as of 08/18/2012 11:53 PM

MANILA, Philippines - Convicted killer Rolito Go is now at the Maximum Security Compound inside the New Bilibid Prisons (NBP) in Muntinlupa City, dzMM reported on Saturday.

“Ang category niya noon ay minimum security category pero inalis na natin sa kanya yun at ngayon ay nasa maximum security compound,” said NBP Director, Superintendent Richard Schwarzkopf.

Schwarzkopf said Go was transferred to the Maximum Security Compound to enable him to get the medical attention that he needs.

“Dinala natin siya sa New Bilibid Hospital which is located inside the Maximum Security Compound, considering yung kanyang kalagayan, dahil dumaan yan sa operasyon at meron siyang colostomy bag na dapat i-drain almost everyday, dapat linisin yun. Doon, matitingnan ng maayos ng doctors and nurses,” said Schwarzkopf.

Go, who is in prison for the road rage killing of an engineering student in 1991, was declared missing by prison officials after failing to be accounted for Tuesday night. He was last seen at the Ina ng Awa Church at 7 p.m. on Tuesday.

His relatives claimed that Go and his nephew, Clemence Yu, were abducted inside the prison.

The two surfaced the following day in Alabang. They claimed that the kidnappers abandoned them in Tanauan, Batangas.

The NBP is now under the direct supervision of Justice Secretary Leila de Lima after the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) chief Gaudencio Pangilinan has gone on indefinite leave after the incident.

“Wala pang masyadong ibinibigay na instructions sa atin si Sec. de Lima, although ang sabi niya diretcho lang, trabaho namin ay gampanan at ang aming tungkulin ay gawin namin ng maayos at naaayon sa mandato ng Bureau of Corrections,” he said.