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PRC VACCINATES 1,000 LAGUNA INMATES VS COVID-19

Senator Dick Gordon has extended assistance to 1,000 inmates, also known as persons deprived of liberty (PDLs), at the Laguna provincial jail by administering COVID-19 vaccines that would protect them against the coronavirus. Gordon, who heads the Senate Committee on Justice and Human Rights, has mobilized the volunteers of the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) he […]

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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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INMATES SHOULD BE ABLE TO VOTE – ESCUDERO

Sorsogon Governor Francis Escudero urged the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to ensure that inmates or persons deprived of liberty (PDLs) would be able to exercise their rights to vote in the May 2022 local and national elections. In a statement posted on his Twitter account, Escudero said the rights of these PDLs should be upheld […]

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DA, BUCOR PARTNER UP FOR URBAN AGRI PROJECT – DAR

The Department of Agriculture (DA) and the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) firmed up a new partnership for the Urban Agriculture Project (UAP), which involves the use of available BuCor lands for food production. Agriculture Secretary William Dar and BuCor Director-General and Undersecretary Gerald Bantag formally launched the “Gulayan sa Pamahalaan” under the UAP with a […]

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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 […]