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BJMP Bicol has new "lady chief"

by JL Lucila

Legazpi City (14 January) -- An agency traditionally dominated and led by male, the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) in Bicol now has a fresh twist on the onset of the brand new year as a the newly designated female regional chief commences her reigns of the bureau.

Senior Superintendent Emilie P. Aranas has been designated the new chief of Bicol BJMP, by virtue of Special Order No. 2010-03 issued by the BJMP National Headquarters Office dated January 17, 2010, replacing fellow Bicolano Senior. Superintendent Egmedio R. Callos.

Callos has been now assigned to BJMP Region 8.

The move was part of the bureau-wide revamp aimed at enhancing managerial skills and capability, productivity, and providing opportunity for exposition to higher and challenging functions that makes well-rounded jail managers.

Aranas traces her roots from Guinobatan, Albay but was raised in Metro Manila.

She served in different sensitive positions before setting a history for BJMP Bicol as its first-ever "Lady Chief". She was the Tactical Officer at the Jail National Training Institute (JNTI), the premier national training school for jail officers, from January 1, 1997 to January 20, 2004 but made a brief comeback after three years from March 26 until August 17, 2007 holding the same position.

She served as the Director for the Directorate for Program Development at the BJMP NHQ from April 10, 2008 until February 1, 2009 tucking along with her significant, innovative programs and accomplishments attributed and distinctly her own such as the Program of Instruction for Refresher Course for Non-Officers Rank (NORs) Policy on Light Duty Status for Pregnant Personnel, E-Market for Inmates Livelihood Products, Policy Guidelines for the Procurement of Inmate's Food Supplies.

She was also the chairperson on Gender and Development for BJMP. Prior to her appointment to BJMP Bicol, she was also the regional director for BJMP Region 2 since January 30, 2009.

With her vast experience both in administrative and operational functions, Aranas will surely steer BJMP Bicol in attaining the mandates, mission and vision of the bureau and her gender will always be a motivating factor both for her and all the bureau personnel into this common goal of providing quality jail service in the locality. (BJMP V-CRS/PIA) [top]

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