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Alvarado creates special committee for the continuous betterment of BPJ
By: PPAO
Friday, 29 August 2014
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BPJ INMATES AT WORK. The inmates at the Bulacan Provincial Jail busily weave baskets as part of the livelihood projects being implemented inside the detention center as Provincial Administrator Eugenio Payongayong and BPJ Warden Retired Lt. Col. Pepito B. Plamenco look on during the jail visit and inspection recently. View Larger Image.
CITY OF MALOLOS – To assess the implementation of the penitentiary guidelines and programs in Bulacan Provincial Jail (BPJ), Gov. Wilhelmino M. Sy-Alvarado created a Special Jail Oversight Committee for the continuous betterment of the institution based on the administration’s Seven Point Agenda.

The governor said that the Provincial Government of Bulacan is eager to improve the jail facilities and to develop standards for jail operation in line with the noble crusade of the institution to enhance and strengthen its reliability.

“We are in a battle for a good cause of upgrading the provincial jail and the strict implementation of the regulations is the best way to improve the management system,” Alvarado said.

The governor also said that the PGB, BPJ and the Five Pillars of Justice work hand-in-hand in the criminal investigation and immediate movement of the cases of almost 3,000 prisoners incarcerated in the provincial jail.

Meanwhile, BPJ Warden Lt. Col. Pepito Plamenco together with the committee head, Provincial Administrator Eugenio Payongayong inspected the penitentiary guidelines and assessed a good implementation of additional security measures such as the Task Force Droga and Task Force Magdalena against the entry of illegal drugs and prostitution in the jail premises.

“We are implementing the penitentiary guidelines based on the seven point agenda of the administration and this is our strategy for an organized care and treatment program for inmates to have a chance of a meaningful life after imprisonment,” said Plamenco.

He also said that they conduct livelihood trainings like the abaca and buntal hat weaving that serves as the source of income of the inmates for their SSS Alkansssya Program.

There are also regular lectures and seminars on drug rehabilitation, dental and medical mission, sports activities and worship programs intended for the inmates.

“We are strictly implementing our guidelines, we conduct weekly searching in different cells and we are focused on the implementation of security measures,” Plamenco added.

Moreover, Alvarado expressed his encouragement to all sectors of the provincial government to support the on-going improvement of the provincial jail in order to make a strong foundation of the justice system with fairness and respect for the rights of the inmates.###

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