BuCor adopts 7K-TAMA training program for personnel

The Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) has come up with a new training program called Training Approaches and Management Agenda that incorporates 7K (7K-TAMA) for its incumbent personnel and new recruits.

In an annoucement on Friday, May 24, BuCor said the 7K stands for "Kaugalian or manners, Kaalaman or knowledge, Kasanayan or skills, Katatagan or strength, Katarungan or justice, Katapangan or bravery, and Karangalan or honor."

“This is what we want to inculcate in our new generation of Corrections Officers, to give importance to value formation, kasi kahit anong talino mo, kahit anong galing mo kung wala kang values, lahat ng yan bale wala, kaya dapat yan ang pagyamanin ng rank and file sa bureau (whatever intelligence you have, whatever talent you have, if you have no values, all of those are nothing,  that’s why we have to enrich the rank and file of the bureau),” Director General Gregorio Pio P. Catapang Jr. said. 

Catapang said the 7-K TAMA program will be implemented in all of the BuCor’s Corrections National Training Institutes (CNTI) nationwide.

"We do not condone abusive behavior of our personnel," he stressed. 

He reiterated his warning that those exhibiting abusive behavior will be dismissed from the service.

Meanwhile, a total of 965 new recruits will be deployed to BuCor's prison facilities nationwide after finishing a six-month training for the position of corrections officer 1 (CO1).

The new recruits included 504 who graduated at the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) in Muntinlupa City last Thursday, May 23; 187 at the Davao Prison and Penal Farm (DPF) also last Thursday; 80 at the Sablayan Prison and Penal Farm (SPPF) in Occidental Mindoro last May 18; 77 at the Iwahig Prison and Penal Farm (IPPF) in Puerto Princesa City last May 17; 57 at the Leyte Regional Prison (LRP) in Abuyog on May 17; and 60 from the San Ramon Prison and Penal Farm (SRPPF) in Zamboanga City also on May 17.