BJMP on full alert; inspects jail facilities

By Chito Chavez

Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) Director Jail Chief Superintendent Allan Iral led other BJMP officials in the inspection of its jail facilities following his declaration of full alert status this Holy Week.

Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) head Chief Superintendent Allan Iral (BJMP / MANILA BULLETIN)
Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) head Chief Superintendent Allan Iral

During his inspection, Iral reminded jail personnel of Interior and Local Government Secretary Eduardo Año’s directive on the government’s anti-illegal drugs, anti-corruption, good governance, and ease of access to public service campaigns.

“Marami dyan walang trabaho. Mabuti nga kayo at nasa marangal na propesyon. Tinaasan pa tayo ng sweldo ng gobyerno. Kaya ang pakiusap ko sa inyo, huwag na kayong gumawa ng hindi maganda lalo na ang mainvolve sa ilegal na droga (There are people with no jobs. You are fortunate to have decent and honorable jobs. Our salaries were even raised by the government. That is why I am appealing to you not to do anything unlawful especially illegal drugs),’’ Iral said.

“There are so many challenges confronting us but with your support and cooperation, we can do more and we can do better in achieving the bureau’s vision as a government institution”, he added.

Iral also discussed the current management strategy of his administration to ensure that the bureau is giving the best safekeeping and development services to persons deprived of liberty under its care.

In Manila City Jail Male Dormitory, Iral personally awarded the certificate of commendations to SJO2 Rogelio Domagas and JO1 Manny Dela Cruz who both thwarted an escape attempt last April 6, 2019.

Iral reiterated that all personnel “who did something extraordinary must be recognized immediately.’’

“Like today, instead of you spending time for holiday, you are here to take care of our facilities and ensure that no incident will happen. And, I would like to thank you for that,” Iral said.

Iral visited the Valenzuela City Jail Male and Female Dormitories, Navotas City Jail, Caloocan City Jail Male and Female Dormitories and Manila City Jail Male and Female Dormitories, Quezon City Jail Male Dormitory and the jails located within the Bicutan Complex.

On Iral’s orders, BJMP officials in the regions and their men were also ordered to inspect the jail facilities in their areas.