Palawan inmates protest Oplan Linis Selda

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Mar 07 2014 09:51 AM | Updated as of Mar 07 2014 05:51 PM

PALAWAN – Five warning shots were fired amid shouts of inmates who protested the conduct of an Oplan Linis Selda at the provincial jail on Thursday, reports said.

The incident caused tension between inmates and officials of the facility.

The jail officials failed to conduct the operation, as inmates prevented police from entering their jail cells.

The inmates attempted negotiations with authorities, but called instead for the ouster of the jail warden.

The Oplan Linis Selda had been postponed, but jail officials said they will resume the operation upon the instructions of the Provincial Capitol to put a stop to illegal activities inside jail cells.

-- Report from Ephraim Canoy, ABS-CBN News Palawan