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× Senate OKs on 2nd reading bill on facility for heinous crime convicts

MANILA, Philippines --- The Senate on Tuesday approved on second reading a bill seeking to establish a separate facility for prisoners convicted of heinous crimes.

Senate Bill No. 1055 proposes the construction of the Maximum Penal Institution in a suitable location as determined by the Secretary of Justice, "preferably within a military establishment or in an island separate in the mainland." …