Learn about this camp in Taguig.

About Camp Bagong Diwa

Camp Bagong Diwa is the headquarters of the National Capital Region Police Office, located in Lower Bicutan, Taguig, Philippines.

NCRPO in Camp Bagong Diwa

The camp serves many functions: within its gates are enclosed a police academy and the Taguig City Jail, but also several jail "annexes" which house inmates the government believes to be too notorious or too dangerous to be safely housed among the regular population.

As of December 2018, the camp contains the Manila City Jail Annex, the Quezon City Jail Annex, and the Metro Manila District Jail Annexes 1, 2, and 3.

The camp also contains the highest security prisons in the Philippines, the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology's Special Intensive Care Area (SICA) 1 and SICA 2.

As of 2018, within SICA 1 and 2 were housed accused terrorists of the Moro National Liberation Front, Abu Sayyaf, and Maute groups along with accused communist rebels from the New People's Army (Communist Party of the Philippines).

History of Camp Bagong Diwa

During the Marcos dictatorship, Camp Bagong Diwa was the site of a major detention center for political detainees, with some of the prominent prisoners kept there at different times including journalist Chelo Banal-Formoso, activist couple Mon and Ester Isberto, and in the aftermath of the September 1984 Welcome Rotonda protest dispersal, Senators Lorenzo Tanada and Soc Rodrigo, and future Senators Tito Guingona, Aquilino Pimentel Jr., and Joker Arroyo.

On 14 March 2005, inmates from the Abu Sayyaf Group rioted inside the prison in an apparent escape attempt and barricaded the second floor of the building, leading to a standoff which ended the next day when government forces stormed the prison. 24 Abu Sayyaf members, including three of the group's leaders, three prison guards and a police officer were killed.

BJMP in Camp Bagong Diwa

On 7 May 2006, 14 inmates were injured in a two-hour riot between criminal gangs. Among the injured were four Abu Sayyaf members.

On 6 June 2017, two inmates were killed after a noise barrage held in protest over a five-day power outage descended into a riot between criminal gangs. 17 others were injured.

How to get to Camp Bagong Diwa

Camp Bagong Diwa is located along Gen. Santos Ave. in Lower Bicutan.

If you are commuting via PUVs, there are tricycle from DOST (Bicutan) that en route to Lower Bicutan (Taguig People's Market). Drop off in front of Camp Bagong Diwa's main gate.

For those who are bringing own vehicle, you may follow driving directions from Waze or Google Map (see map below). Parking availability depends to the establishment you are visiting. Remember, you are entering a vicinity governed by the national police, be mindful of their traffic rules while inside the camp.


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