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New San Juan DJ Facility Soon To Rise

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July 3, 2019 - A Ground Breaking Ceremony was held for the Construction of New Dormitory Building and Construction of Perimeter Fence of San Juan District Jail on its new location at San Juan, Southern Leyte.

Present during the ceremony were J/CSupt Edwin B Riel, Regional Director of the Jail Bureau, together with Hon. Virgilio Mortera - Municipal Mayor of San Juan, Rev. Fr. Junex Alfeche - San Juan Parish Priest, J/SInsp Marvin L Cubio - Regional Engineer, J/Insp Alfie D Paraiso - District Jail Warden of San Juan, Hon. J Carbonilla - Brgy. Captain, Engr. Jimmy Merquita - Municipal Engineer, and personnel of San Juan District Jail.

 

 

1st Panyero of BJMP Otso

  • by JO1 Queennie B Palomares
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One among the 1,800 who hurdled the 2018 Bar exams held at the University of Santo Tomas last November was a 35-year old and with a present rank of Jail Officer 2 from Tacloban City Jail – Male Dormitory (TCJ-MD).

After earning his BA Management degree in the University of the Philippines in the Visayas Tacloban College (UPVTC) last 2003 and Bachelor of Laws at Don Vicente Orestes Romualdez Educational Foundation last 2016 respectively, he finally took the greatest challenge that every would-be-lawyer Jail Officers in the region has tried and dreamed of.

In almost twenty-eight years of waiting, a very own and the very 1st Panyero from the BJMP Region 8 was finally born – ATTY. MIDARDO BARCALA CABOJOC JR.

IGDANGUP KAN RD Hotline Launched

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The Bureau of Jail Management & Penology Regional Office VIII launched its newest community hotline tagged as “IGDANGUP KAN RD” held today at BJMP Regional Office VIII Palo Leyte. A series of activities lined up as part of the launching attended by the BJMP Regional Office VIII personnel and Jail Wardens. Commenced with the unveiling of “Igdangup kan RD” program, followed by a motorcade from the Regional Office in Palo in route to Tacloban City Jail, a “Talk to PDL” and the hanging of the Tarpaulin on selected jails spearheaded by JCSUPT EDWIN B RIEL, Regional Director BJMP8. The aim of this feedback mechanism is to establish a direct link between the Regional Director and the public who are reluctant to personally address their issues and concerns on matters under our control.

76 Eastern Visayas BJMP Personnel Negative For Drugs

  • by Ronald O. Reyes (Sunstar Philippines)
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A TOTAL of 76 personnel and jail wardens from the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) in Eastern Visayas have tested negative for illegal drugs in a surprise drug test conducted Wednesday, April 10.

The drug test took place before the first quarter management conference of the BJMP regional office under Jail Chief Superintendent Edwin Riel, the regional director.

Riel spearheaded the activity by ordering the regional command group, followed by the jail wardens and office personnel to submit urine samples to the BJMP Health Service Division led Jail Senior Inspector Tadeo San Gabriel.

“The higher office and authorities of the jail bureau shall be an image of moral ascendancy to various programs and policies implemented to lower units,” said Riel.

The 76 personnel who all tested negative were composed of 52 BJMP-Eastern Visayas personnel and 24 jail wardens.

“This confirms the jail bureau's commitment in ensuring a drug-free workplace and its fight against illegal drugs under new authority,” Riel added.###

 

Originally published online at Sunstar Philippines Tacloban - 76 Eastern Visayas BJMP personnel, jail wardens negative for drugs

60KM Bike For The Wetlands

  • by JO1 Queennie B Palomares
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BJMP Bikers

Palo, Leyte - BJMP8 Safekeepers Bike Team joined in the “60-km Bike for the Wetlands” advocacy ride last 02 February 2019 relative to the celebration of the World Wetlands Day. Together with other bikers. They travelled the route from Palo Town Plaza-Castilla-Pastrana-Sta.Fe-San Isidro-Divisoria-New Era-Langit-Dapdap-Salvacion-Alangalang-Sta. Fe then back to Palo Town Plaza where the second confirmed peatland in the Visayas by the ASEAN Secretariat and Global Environment Center is located - the Leyte Sab-a Basin.

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