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LAKBAY HUSTISYA TO TRAIN BJMP PARALEGALS

Rizal 2nd District Rep. Fidel Nograles announced that a legal aid group he is heading had inked an agreement with the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) to conduct a national training program for its paralegal personnel to aid efforts to decongest the country’s overcrowded prisons, which now have a congestion rate of almost […]

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BJMP’S SWIFT ROLL-OUT OF COVID-19 VACCINES HAILED

Rizal 2nd District Rep. Fidel Nograles lauded the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology for its speedy administration of COVID-19 vaccines to persons deprived of liberty under its jurisdiction. “The BJMP has averted a potential crisis with the swift roll-out of the vaccines for our PDLs. Given the cramped conditions in our jails, it was […]

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NOGRALES DONATES 30 COMPUTERS FOR BJMP ‘E-DALAW’

In a bid to facilitate the resolution of cases of persons deprived of liberty, Rizal 2nd District Rep. Fidel Nograles has donated anew 30 computers to be distributed to remote and congested jails in Visayas and Mindanao. Lakbay Hustisya, a legal aid foundation established by the neophyte lawmaker, on Thursday turned over the computers to […]

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RIZAL SOLON LAUDS RELEASE OF 22K INMATES AMID COVID-19

Rizal 2nd District Rep. Fidel Nogales lauded the efforts of the country’s jail managers to decongest overcrowded jails in a bid to contain the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, with close to 22,000 inmates released so far. The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) announced earlier that the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) […]

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BJMP CHIEF LAUDS REP. NOGRALES FOR PROVIDING INMATES WITH ONLINE ACCESS TO LAWYERS, FAMILIES

Amid the suspension of jail visitation privileges for inmates because of the coronavirus pandemic, the chief of the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) lauded the efforts of a neophyte lawmaker to ensure that inmates still have access to consultations with their lawyers and their families using digital technology.BJMP Chief Jail Director Allan Iral […]

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‘LAKBAY HUSTISYA,’ BJMP ROLL OUT E-DALAW – REP. NOGRALES

A legal aid organization recently donated 25 sets of computers to the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) for distribution to the different jails in Metro Manila for the implementation of “e-dalaw” (electronic jail visit) in lieu of physical visits to Persons Deprived of Liberty (PDLs) due to the COVID-19 pandemic.“The lockdown should not […]

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DPWH FAST-TRACKS CONSTRUCTION OF NEW MANDALUYONG CITY JAIL – VILLAR

In a bid to decongest existing jail facilities, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) is fast-tracking the completion of the new Mandaluyong City Jail in Barangay Plainview, Mandaluyong City. In his report to DPWH Secretary Mark Villar, DPWH National Capital Region Director Ador Canlas said a new 9,873.45 square meter facility is being […]

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TRANSFER MANAGEMENT OF ALL JAIL FACILITIES TO BJMP – DELA ROSA

Senator Bato Dela Rosa is pushing for the transfer of control and supervision over provincial and sub-provincial jails to the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) in a bid to improve the existing penal system in the country and ensure the adequate and efficient protection of inmates. In his Senate Bill No. 1100, Dela […]