Mom of PDL receives brand new house

BACOLOD CITY – The mother of a Person Deprived of Liberty (PDL) received a new house from the Metro Bacolod District Jail-Male Dormitory Annex (MBDJ-MDA) in Barangay Handumanan here on Friday, September 15.


JAIL Chief Supt. Simeon Dolojo Jr. (third from left), director of BJMP-Western Visayas, and Barangay Vista Alegre Captain Jose Maria Leandro Norberto de Leon (fourth from right) turn over a newly built house to Susana Paguntalan (second from right), mother of a Person Deprived of Liberty in Barangay Vista Alegre, Bacolod City, in the presence of Jail Supt. Abner Zamora (left), MBDJ-MDA warden, and Jail Senior Supt. Marie Rose Laguyo (second from left), Negros Occidental jail administrator, on Friday, September 15. (Photo courtesy of MBDJ-MDA)

Jail Chief Supt. Simeon Dolojo Jr., newly installed director of the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP)-Western Visayas, and Jail Supt. Abner Zamora, MBDJ-MDA warden, led the ceremonial turnover of the house to Susana Paguntalan, mother of the PDL recipient who is residing in Purok Kalubihan, Barangay Vista Alegre here.

Dubbed "Tulong Mo, Tahanan Ko," the program was launched under the BJMP visionary program “My Jail, My Home” aimed at helping unfortunate PDLs have a proper and secured home.

The construction of the house materialized through the help of stakeholders who provided unwavering support to carry out the project.

Paguntalan is the second recipient of the housing project after a PDL in Barangay Handumanan.

Dolojo is hoping that more PDLs will benefit from the project. “A very noble purpose in life that will really bring us to progress and development,” he said, as he commended the MBDJ-MDA for making the project a reality.

He said that it will give a positive impact not only to the family of the beneficiary but also to the public as they will recognize the jail bureau’s contribution to the community as part of the its mantra, “Changing Lives, Building a Safer Nation.”