Defense Undersecretary and PVAO Administrator Ernesto Carolina with the Baguio City officials led by Acting Mayor Faustino Olowan recognize the heroism of the World War II heroes during the 74th National Victory Day celebration at the Veterans Park in Baguio City on Tuesday, September 3. (RMC- PIA CAR)

TESDA at 25. TESDA - CAR Regional Director Manuel Wong and DTI Baguio - Benguet Director Freda Gawisan leads other partners from DOLE and Baguio PESO, in a Kapihan media forum, to promote the scheduled activities for TESDA's 25th Anniversary that will be highlighted by the

World class skilled Workers. PEZA Baguio deputy Zone Administrator Allan Datahan, in his keynote message at the TESDA - CAR 25 years anniversary awards and recognition program, affirms a continuing partnership with TESDA, not only in bringing work opportunity for Tech - Voc graduates inside the special economic zone but also in skills training to ensure that Filipino workforce will be globally competitive and responsive to the manpower needs of industries/investors. (Lito Dar/PIA CAR)

TESDA@25. Bartending students from the Baguio City School of Arts and Trade gives a demonstration on wine mixing during the TESDA - CAR led Kapihan media forum for the promotion of the scheduled activities for TESDA's 25th Anniversary that will be highlighted by the

TVET Partners. TESDA - CAR officials headed by Regional Director Manuel Wong (2nd from left) in a photo opt with TESDA 25th year anniversary awardees as Outstanding Partners in Technical Education and Skills Development (Lito Dar/PIA CAR)

Smoke Free Baguio. City Health Officials with partners and community stakeholders strengthens convergence for the attainment of the objectives of Baguio's Comprehensive Tobacco Control Ordinance through the first Smoke Free Baguio Convention at Venus Parkview Hotel, Tuesday. (Lito Dar/PIA CAR)

BJMP inaugurates new jail building in Ifugao

KIANGAN, Ifugao, Aug. 30 (PIA) - - The Bureau of Jail Management and Penology inaugurated last week a  three storey district jail male-dormitory worth more than P19 million here.

 

The building located at Tiger Hill, Baguinge, Kiangan has 12 cells and new facilities providing better jail environment for Persons Deprived of Liberty (PDLs).

With the new building which has a cell area of 648 square meters, the congestion rate of the Ifugao District Jail (IDJ) will be negative 22% reaching the minimum standards set by the United Nations on the treatment of PDLs.

“Our brothers and sisters behind bars deserve another chance to improve their lives and become productive members of the community. It will only happen if we will afford them necessary facilities and provisions to develop their potentials and well-being,” BJMP-Cordillera Regional Director Senior Superintendent Edgar Bolcio said.

The old IDJ has a cell area of 132 square meters which can ideally hold 28 PDLs only but in reality, it is currently detaining 107 PDL equivalent to 280% congestion rate.

Since the inception of the BJMP in 1990, the problem encountered by most jails in the country is congestion or overcrowding of PDL. Such problem arose from lack of facilities and resources to establish jail structures which should go hand in hand with the rapid increase of PDLs’ population through the efforts of other law enforcement over the years.

Due to lack of funding, the practice before was just to convert government office buildings into detention facilities by merely putting iron bars, barbed wires and concrete walls around its perimeter. Such practice resulted not only to a difficult living conditions of the PDLs inside the jail facility but also made jails susceptible to jail breaks, jails escapes and other disastrous jail incidents.

Bolcio   informed that construction of the new jail building was through the concerted efforts of all concerned parties in public and private sectors. The project was initiated in 2012 but due to legal and technical impediments in its implementation, its completion dragged for almost six years until it was finally completed last year and declared operational this year.  (JDP/MBL- PIA CAR, Ifugao)


A three storey district jail male-dormitory worth more than P19 million was inaugurated by BJMP officials and personnel and other stakeholders on August 22, 2019. The building located at Tiger Hill, Baguinge, Kiangan has 12 cells that will provide new facilities and better jail environment for People Deprived with Liberty (PDL) in accordance with international standards.


“This project was initiated since 2012 and due to various legal and technical impediments in its implementation, its completion dragged for almost six years, until it was finally completed last year and declared operational this year,” BJMP-Cordillera Regional Director Senior Superintendent Edgar Bolcio explained.


With the new building, the congestion rate of the Ifugao District Jail (IDJ) will be negative 22% reaching the minimum standards set by the United Nations on the treatment of PDLs and will deliver quality services to the people.

“Our brothers and sisters behind bars deserve another chance to improve their lives and become productive members of the community. It will only happen if we will afford them necessary facilities and provisions to develop their potentials and well-being,” Bolcio added.

The old Ifugao District Jail has a cell area of 132 square meters which can ideally hold 28 PDL only but in reality, it is currently detaining 107 PDL equivalent to 280% congestion rate. The newly constructed jail building has a cell area of 648 square meters equivalent to negative 22% congestion rate based to the current actual jail population.

Since the inception of the BJMP in 1990, the problem encountered by most jails in the country is congestion or overcrowding of PDL. Such problem arose from lack of facilities and resources to establish jail structures which should go hand in hand with the rapid increase of PDL’s population through the efforts of other law enforcement over the years.

Due to lack of funding, the practice before was just to convert government office buildings into a detention facilities by merely putting iron bars, barbed wires and concrete walls around its perimeter.

Such practice resulted not only to a difficult living conditions of the PDL inside the jail facility but also made jails susceptible to jail breaks, jails escapes and other disastrous jail incidents.

Bolcio reiterated that the construction of the new jail building is through the concerted efforts of all concerned parties in public and private sectors, with due regard to the welfare of all PDL. (MBL, PIA CAR, Ifugao)

By Marcelo B. Lihgawon

 

Baguio

  • Groups condemn Cordillera Peoples Liberation Army

    THE Cordillera Peoples Alliance (CPA) and Tongtongan ti Umili-Cordillera People's Alliance denounced Friday, September 13, the activities of the Cordillera Peoples Liberation Army (CPLA) in Baguio City.

  • CAR stakeholders' active participation in nation building sought

    BAGUIO CITY, Sept. 12 (PIA) - - Ranking  officials reiterated the government’s call for the active participation of all sectors of society in ensuring good governance, accountability and transparency programs and policies in bringing  inclusive growth and progress to the country and to the people.

  • 2 Baguio youth join PH contingent to SSEAYP 2019

    BAGUIO CITY, Sept. 13 (PIA) -- Two young professionals from this city are among the 27 youth leaders from across the country selected as Philippine Ambassadors of Goodwill for the 46th Ship for Southeast Asian and Japanese Youth Program (SSEAYP).

  • PSA leads accounting of water resources in CAR

    BAGUIO CITY, Sept. 13 (PIA) - - Accounting of  water resources in  the Cordillera Administrative Region(CAR) is set into motion with the Philippine Statistics Authority regional office (PSA) convening a joint meeting – workshop of the Task Force Water Resource Accounting and the Technical Working Group on Environment Statistics .

  • After 33 years, Cordillera autonomy remains elusive

    BAGUIO CITY—Friday the 13th this week commemorated the end of a war waged against the government by former rebel priest Conrado Balweg and his militia group 33 years ago.

Benguet

  • Cordillera schools told to commemorate historic Mt. Data peace accord

    LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, Sept. 12(PIA) -- The Department of Education – Cordillera has directed all public and private schools in the region to conduct activities to commemorate the 1986 Mount Data “Sipat” or Peace Accord every September 13.

  • Itogon to commemorate 'Ompong' tragedy anniversary with rituals

    ITOGON, Benguet, Sept. 13 (PIA) -- The municipal government of Itogon will conduct rituals to commemorate the first year anniversary of the tragic landslide that hit the province of Benguet and this town at the height of typhoon Ompong last year.

  • Benguet bolsters anti-rabies programs

    LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, Sept. 13 (PIA) - -  The Provincial Rabies Control Consultative Committee  gathered various stakeholders for a consultative meeting to bolster programs and activities for the prevention, control and the ultimate eradication of rabies in the province.

  • All set for Tuba's 6th Ava Festival

    TUBA, Benguet, Sept. 6 (PIA) - - It’s all systems go for the   town’s 6th Ava Festival on September 16-20 with the  theme, “Strengthening Our Culture and Community Harmony Towards Enriched Agri-Tourism Industry.”

  • 100 shooting enthusiasts join RIAS Cup

    LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, Sept. 6 (PIA) --    More than 100 law enforcers and civilian shooters participated in the 2nd Regional Internal Affairs Service (RIAS) Cordillera Director’s Cup at the Camp Dangwa firing range over the weekend.

Mt. Province

  • Mt. Province youth celebrate Linggo ng Kabataan

    BONTOC, Mountain Province, Aug. 31(PIA) -- Sangguniang Kabataan(SK) members  in the province celebrated the Linggo ng Kabataan with various activities actively participated by out-of-school youth, in-school youth and working youth of the different municipalities in the province.

  • Bauko councilor heads PCL Mt. Province Chapter

    BONTOC, Mountain Province, Aug. 31 (PIA) -- Councilor Ashley T. Sili from the municipality of Bauko heads the new set of officers of the Philippine Councilors League (PCL)-Mountain Province Chapter

  • Abolition of Kennon, Halsema toll fees proposed

    BONTOC, Mountain Province  – The House of Representatives approved on first reading a proposed bill seeking for the termination of the collection of toll fees along the portion of the Benguet road, popularly known as Kennon road, from Klondykes Spring to Camp 6, repealing for the purpose Executive Order No. 34, series of 1954 as amended.

  • Healthy mom and baby, cooking contests mark Nutri Month

    BONTOC, Mountain Province, Aug. 6(PIA) -- To raise community awareness and to inculcate health and nutrition habits for children at an early age for healthy living, the provincial government conducted Healthy Mother and Child   and cooking contests in celebration of this year’s Nutrition Month.

  • Provincial livelihood program benefits more individuals

    BONTOC, Mountain Province, July 22 (PIA) -- The Provincial Livelihood Program (PLP) of the Provincial Government here continues to provide livelihood assistance to qualified individuals in the province.

IFUGAO

  • Mag-aaral ng Ifugao hinimok na gamitin ang wika sa tamang paraan

    LAGAWE, Ifugao, Sept. 2 (PIA) - - Ang wika ay ibinigay para sa malinaw na komunikasyon  sana gamitin natin upang makapagbigay ng inspirasyon, hamon at paghihikayat sa kapwa.

  • Ifugao PCL elects new set of officers

    HINGYON, Ifugao, Aug. 31 (PIA) - - Reelected councilor Maximillan Luglug of this municipality was given another fresh term to head the Philippine Councilors League (PCL) Ifugao Chapter.

  • BJMP inaugurates new jail building in Ifugao

    KIANGAN, Ifugao, Aug. 30 (PIA) - - The Bureau of Jail Management and Penology inaugurated last week a  three storey district jail male-dormitory worth more than P19 million here.

  • DepEd, IFSU team up to promote indigenous knowledge

    LAMUT, Ifugao, Aug. 16 (PIA) - - The Ifugao State University (IFSU) and the Department of Education (DepEd) are joining efforts for the advancement of indigenous knowledge to all stakeholders.

  • PVET taps BNS, BHWs for rabies prevention campaign

    LAGAWE, Ifugao, Aug. 15 (PIA) - - In line with the goal to eliminate human rabies by the year 2020,   the support of Barangay Nutrition Scholars (BNS) and Barangay Health Workers (BHWs) as frontline workers in the communities is being tapped.  

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