Prison inmates carry a coffin during a mass burial of 70 unclaimed bodies of prisoners at New Bilibid Prison Cemetery in Muntinlupa, metro Manila on December 2, 2022. Photo: AFP
Prison inmates carry a coffin during a mass burial of 70 unclaimed bodies of prisoners at New Bilibid Prison Cemetery in Muntinlupa, metro Manila on December 2, 2022. Photo: AFP

Philippines’ largest prison holds mass burial for 70 inmates after 176 bodies found

  • A total of 176 corpses were found during an investigation into the death of an inmate accused of involvement in killing a journalist
  • Bodies began piling up in the funeral home in December 2021 after their families – most of them poor – did not claim them

Prison inmates carry a coffin during a mass burial of 70 unclaimed bodies of prisoners at New Bilibid Prison Cemetery in Muntinlupa, metro Manila on December 2, 2022. Photo: AFP
Prison inmates carry a coffin during a mass burial of 70 unclaimed bodies of prisoners at New Bilibid Prison Cemetery in Muntinlupa, metro Manila on December 2, 2022. Photo: AFP
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