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Probe on food poisoning that hit about 900 NBP prisoners ongoing

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Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre will seek an explanation from Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) Chief Benjamin Delos Santos on why about 900 inmates of New Bilibid Prison (NBP) fell ill apparently due to food poisoning over the weekend.

Aguirre is meeting with Delos Santos today.

Food poisoning in the national penitentiary caused the confinement of 109 prisoners in a hospital.

The rest of the victims were able to recover after resting inside their prison cells.

Most of those affected were from the maximum security compound.

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Muntinlupa City Health and Sanitation Office is conducting an investigation into the incident.

They are finding out whether the food and water served by a supplier caused the food poisoning.

Fish ‘bangus’ was said to have been served to the prisoners.

The caterer has given P 20,000 in assistance to the victims.

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