Manila, Philippines – High-profile inmate Rolito Go will stay at the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) Hospital in Muntinlupa City indefinitely due to his medical condition.
Go was returned to the NBP last Thursday after he went missing last Tuesday.
He is suffering from colon cancer and underwent operation last June. Following the procedure, Go is now using a colostomy bag, which is attached to his abdomen.
“A colostomy is an opening in the belly (abdominal wall) that is made during surgery,” according to the website of the American Cancer Society. The colostomy bag is where fecal matter is drained.
Upon his arrival at the NBP, Go was immediately brought to the NBP Hospital, located inside the maximum security compound. He underwent physical and medical checkup, according to NBP Superitendent Richard Schwarzkopf.
The Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) has revoked Go’s minimum security prisoner status following his disappearance.
Go told police that he and his nephew Clarence Yu were abducted by four men on August 14 at his hut at the back of the Ina ng Awa Parish inside the NBP Reservation. He said they were taken to Santo Tomas, Batangas.
Yu is in charge of changing Go’s dressing and cleaned the colostomy bag before the incident occurred.
This time, however, Yu or any private individual will be barred from doing this. Schwarzkopf said the hospital staff will now take care of Go.
Go is currently staying at a ward at the hospital.
A few hours after Go’s arrival at the NBP, Justice Secretary Leila de Lima visited the correctional facility. She had a meeting with BuCor Director Gaudencio Pangilinan at the director’s quarter within the reservation.
De Lima also met Go but no details were provided on what transpired during the meeting.