Contraband seized in Mandaue City Jail’s greyhound operation

Norman V. Mendoza 02/16/2018

A joint greyhound operation was conducted by the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP), Philippine National Police (PNP) and Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) in Mandaue City Jail on Friday morning. Four assorted mobile electronic devices…

BJMP-7 eyes smaller rice portions for Cebu prisoners

Morexette Erram, Nestle L. Semilla 02/10/2018

  Inmates in Cebu may have to face a decrease in their daily ration following the National Food Authority’s (NFA) refusal to sell government-subsidized rice jail facilities due to dwindling stocks. The Bureau of Jail and Management…

POLICE TO BJMP-7: Investigate ‘special treatment’ given to 2 local politicians

Rosalie Abatayo 09/11/2017

THE Police Regional Office in Central Visayas (PRO-7) has urged the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP-7) to look into reports that politicians detained in two jails in the region are enjoying special treatment. PRO-7 director…

Warden appeals for help to feed Cebu City inmates

Inna Gian Mejia, Jose Santino S. Bunachita 08/04/2017

If help is not given soon, close to 5,000 inmates of the Cebu City Jail may go hungry with no food to eat starting next month. Fearing that this may cause a riot, Cebu City Jail Warden…

Cebu City Jail food budget “not enough”

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 08/04/2017

The management of the Cebu City Jail is asking for the city government’s help as their budget for inmates’ food may be delayed starting next month. Cebu City Jail Warden Arnel Peralta said they were informed about…

Second Chance staff face probe for contraband mess

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 06/01/2017

Cebu City Hall is now investigating all personnel inside the Operation Second Chance Center (OSCC) after several contraband, including marijuana and shabu, were recovered in a surprise operation in the facility. Councilor Dave Tumulak, deputy mayor on…

BJMP chief asked to provide more guards at Cebu City Jail

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 05/23/2017

THE Cebu City Council is asking the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology Director Serafin Barreto to provide more jail officers and support staff to the Cebu City Jail so that they can better secure the inmates…

BJMP guards to include minors’ jail in security watch

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 04/28/2017

DESPITE pulling out from the Operation Second Chance Center (OSCC), the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) has assured that they will include the facility in their security watch in order to prevent the smuggling of…

Jail guards relieved; infected inmates moved at Cebu City Jail

Nestle L. Semilla 04/03/2017

ABOUT 30 jail guards were relieved while several inmates afflicted with communicable diseases like tuberculosis (TB) were transferred to other cells at the Cebu City Jail. City Jail Warden Arnel Peralta said the relief of the jail…

New building to address overcrowding in city jail

Inna Mejia 03/27/2017

TO address congestion in the Cebu City Jail, a four-storey building will be constructed inside the compound of the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP). In a news briefing yesterday morning, Councilor Dave Tumulak, who heads…

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