39,155 PDLs in BuCor jails vaccinated

Published December 5, 2021, 1:12 PM

by Jeffrey Damicog

Bureau of Corrections

A total of 39,155 of 48,357 persons deprived of liberty in seven jail facilities of the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) has been vaccinated against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) as of last Dec. 3.

In a statement, BuCor said that 13,656 had been fully vaccinated while 25,499 had received their first dose.

At the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) in Muntinlupa City, BuCor said that of the 28,516 PDLs, 22,095 have been vaccinated.

At the Correctional Institution for Women in Mandaluyong City, vaccinated were 3,300 PDLs; Sablayan Prison and Penal Farm (SPPF) in Occidental Mindoro, 2,271; San Ramon Prison and Penal Farm (SRPPF) in Zamboanga City, 1,716; Leyte Regional Prison (LRP), 1,946; Davao Prison and Penal Farm (DPPF) in Davao del Norte, 6,122; and the Iwahig Prison and Penal Farm (IPPF) IN Palawan, 1,705.

Justice Secretary Menardo I. Guevarra, whose office has administrative supervision over BuCor, said that the government has assured the vaccination of all PDLs in the bureau’s jail facilities nationwide.