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BJMP Calabarzon, reports accomplishments

by Carlo P. Gonzaga

Calamba City (14 September) -- Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) Calabarzon Regional Director J/CSupt Benito Dorigo pointed out that the successful implementation of their programs and projects is due to the duly-recognized and well motivated workforce of the bureau.

Dorigo said aside from the professionalization of its personnel, they are also focusing on the welfare of the inmates.

In the report, the BJMP regional office gave importance to personnel professionalization and career enhancement through recruitment and rank promotion; conduct of conferences, seminars, training; and schooling. The Anti-Red Tape campaign has been effectively put into practice through the creation of a Citizen?s Charter.

To improve and maintain the health and physical fitness of its manpower, an annual physical fitness test program is regularly slated; different sports activities like aerobic exercises, summer Olympic are lined up, and encouraged attendance to other agencies sponsored sport activities.

They continuously participated in local and national celebrations in the local government units (LGUS) as well as in the national agencies.

The program on safekeeping and development of inmates were intensified.

Security surveys, surprise inspections, and Oplan Greyhound are fully enforced to stop proliferation of contrabands and avoid unrest in jails. Repairs and improvement of facilities and equipment were undertaken on the initiatives of jail wardens in each jail district in the region to improve the living conditions of the inmates.

Through linkages with LGUs and non-government organizations (NGOs), the extension of Bacoor Jail was built; the Gen. Trias Jail was repainted; the perimeter fence of GMA Jail was erected while the sunning and reception area were put up; a cell for females was constructed in Imus Jail, and the Sta Cruz Jail in Laguna was rehabilitated; and 17 new prisoner vans were donated by Inter Philippines.

The quality of foods for consumption of the inmates is continuously supervised. The inmates were provided with plastic plates and lunch boxes and the cleanliness and upkeep of kitchens in jails are monitored.

In addition, programs like spiritual services, and moral counseling; educational services; physical fitness and recreational services; livelihood programs and legal services are available for the personal development of inmates. (PIA Calabarzon) [top]

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