Inmates were seen resting in a cramped cell at the Manila Police District-Station 1 in Raxabago, Tondo, Manila on Wednesday.

This is so irresponsible of the prison authorities who have failed to comply with WHO guidelines strictly provided to avoid increase on the rate of Covid-19 infections.


According to the World Health Organization, maintaining at least 1 metre (3 feet) distance between yourself and others is an important practice to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

It’s hard to keep things private inside the secret jail cell in the heart of Tondo, where detainees urinate, defecate, eat, bathe, and sleep in a space that’s roughly 1 meter by 5 meters.

In 2017, The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) called the lockup a holding area for suspects who had complained that they were being used by drug enforcement officers as milking cows. Supt. Robert Domingo, the station chief, denied the allegations.