Francis Burton Harrison
Governor General 1913 to 1921
COMMONWEALTH OF THE PHILIPPINES
From Carcel y Presidio Correccional to (Old) Bilibid Prison
RATTAN CHAIR MAKING
- Established on June 25, 1865 under a Spanish royal decree as Carcel y Presidio Correccional
- Managed by U.S. Department of Justice under the Commonwealth.
- The U.S. Bureau of Prisons was established in 1930 and later took over the management of Bilibid.
- The current Philippine Bureau of Corrections is a continuation of the Bureau of Prisons.
- Noted that majority of Philippine Government offices were established under the Commonwealth Government, most of them later maintained but renamed after gaining independence.
- Most of these government offices are active to date.
- Not to be confused with the New Bilibid Prison in Muntinlupa.
- This Prison is now called The Manila City Jail.