New Bilibid Prison (NBP) inmate Rodolfo Magleo claimed that certain showbiz personalties spend overnight at the national penitentiary during the booking requests of a very important prisoner–drug lord Herbert “Ampang” Colangco.
This was bared by Magleo during the House inquiry Tuesday (September 20) on the supposed illegal drug trade at the NBP.
“Truck-truck ng beer at 300 bisita ang kayang ipasok ni Ampang Colangco sa Bilibid tuwing may concert siya,” he told the House Committee on Justice headed by Oriental Mindoro Rep. Rey Umali.
“Hindi sinisita ng mga guwardiya, naka-tingin lang…May mga artista nag-oover night na doon,” Magleo added. He did not name the celebrities.
Colangco, a convicted drug lord, is known for his singing hobby. He even recorded an album while serving his life sentence.
“Guwapo daw yun,” Magleo noted.
Colangco was allegedly able to throw such singing parties thanks to his links with former Justice secretary and now Senator Leila de Lima, the witness said.
“Milyones ang ibinibigay ni Colangco kay De Lima, I think that’s P2 million to P3 million a month,” Magleo claimed.