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PIA Press Release
2008/08/07

Parole and Probation Administration celebrates 32 years of service

Tacloban City (August 7) -- The Parole and Probation Administration commemorated, through the conducts of a series of activities on July 21-25, the 32nd anniversary of the signing into law of Presidential Decree No. 968 otherwise known as the Probation Law of 1976.

The week-long celebration revolved around the theme "PPA e-services: connecting for efficiency, quality and competitiveness" and kicked off with a Motorcade around Tacloban City major thoroughfares, Director Arturo Gabrieles informed.

The commemorative program at the Bulwagan ng Katarungan Grounds, Tacloban City was highlighted by the launching of the Gulayan sa Bulwagan, a project initiated by the Volunteer Probation Aides of Tacloban City Parole and Probation Office known as the Tacloban Volunteer Peace Advocates.

The Gulayan sa Bulwagan is the Tacloban Volunteer Peace Advocates' answer to President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo's call for accelerated food production especially at this time when the entire world is experiencing food challenges.

With the guidance of Tacloban City Parole and Probation Office Chief Carolina R. Corpin and staff, ably assisted by the President of the VPAs Herminigildo Tana, the expertise of Dr. Victorio Quiton, Executive Vice President of Leyte State University and the active involvement of its clients, the Agency hopes to bag the sought-after prize of the Search for the Best Gulayan sa REAL, a project of the Region 8 Administrators League under the leadership of PAG-IBIG Fund manager Flordelis Menzon.

The cutting of the ribbon and the planting of the first seedling was done by Mayor Alfred Romualdez who was the guest of honor during the commemorative program which was also graced by Executive Judge Rogelio Y. Sescon, Judge Salvador Y. Apurillo, Provincial Prosecutor Cesar Merin and City Prosecutor Ruperto Golong, Jr.

Jeanette B. Avorque, the Regional PIO of the Agency, informed that another activity was the installation of the House of the Rising Sun Therapeutic Community at the Leyte Regional Prison in Abuyog, Leyte which will formally open on August 8. (PIA 8) [top]

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