Two inmates of the New Bilibid Prison have died after struggling from food poisoning, whereas the variety of prisoners struggling from diarrhea have ballooned to greater than a thousand.

“There are now 1,212 diarrhea cases in Bilibid. Two deaths as of today,” mentioned Justice Undersecretary Erickson Balmes on Thursday.

Balmes assured the general public that the Department of Justice Is repeatedly monitoring the state of affairs on the NBP.

Earlier, Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II mentioned: “If there are persons or parties responsible for this, then they should be held accountable.”

Aguirre famous those that fell sick from diarrhea since May 26 are principally from the utmost safety compound the place the high-profile inmates who testified in opposition to detained Senator Leila De Lima are staying.

“I don’t know if it was deliberate,” mentioned Aguirre, who already requested the Department of Health to find out the reason for the diarrhea outbreak which, in accordance with initially reviews, was attributable to the “bangus” eaten by the inmates.