Cebu City Jail’s new policy: Strip before entry

Morexette Marie B. Erram and Nestle L. Semilla 07/25/2018

Male visitors will now be asked to strip naked before they will be allowed entry into the Cebu City Jail in Barangay Kalunasan to deter the possible entry of contraband into the jail facility. Jail Warden Supt.…

Official: Install x-ray machines to deter entry of contraband into jails

Fe Marie D. Dumaboc 06/22/2018

TO PREVENT the smuggling of illegal drugs and other contraband into jails, a police official has suggested to the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP-7) to put x-ray machines in all detention facilities especially those which…

Jails in Visayas region 800 percent congested

Benjie B. Talisic 06/09/2018

More and more people are locked behind bars as the government steps up its campaign against illegal drugs and other forms of criminality. Jail Chief Supt. Arnold Buenacosa, director of the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology…

New CPDRC warden: Why not transfer some inmates to other jails to address congestion problems?

Jessa Mae O. Sotto 05/28/2018

To address the congestion at the CPDRC, new warden Reynaldo Valmoria suggested to the governor to transfer some inmates to other city jails. Gov. Hilario Davide III said the proposal is good but will have to study…

Malaysia jails violator of fake news law

AFP 04/30/2018

A Danish man was jailed for a week in Malaysia after pleading guilty to breaking a law against “fake news” on Monday, the first person to be punished under the controversial legislation. The law, passed in early…

No drugs, only paraphernalia in jails

Benjie Talisic, Nestle L. Semilla 04/12/2018

There were no drugs uncovered during yesterday dawn’s Operation Greyhound in both Lapu-Lapu and Cebu City jails. Instead a team consisting of jail personnel, police and Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) agents seized drug paraphernalia, cell phones,…

IT’S CEBU CITY JAIL’S TURN

Ador Vincent S. Mayol, Benjie B. Talisic, Morexette Marie B. Erram 02/28/2018

ANOTHER JAIL TAGGED AS DRUG SOURCE Is the Cebu City Jail also a den where illegal drugs thrive? An alleged big-time drug dealer, Walter Villamor, was arrested by police operatives from the Drug Enforcement Group in Central…

JAILS FACE RICE SHORTAGE

Cris Evert B. Lato-Ruffolo, Jessa Mae O. Sotto, Morexette B. Erram 02/08/2018

As the supply of rice from the National Food Authority (NFA) continues to dwindle every day, detention facilities such as the Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center (CPDRC) are now faced with the dilemma on where to…

Sto. Niño visits hospitals, jails in Cebu City

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 12/17/2017

CLAD in a pink Filipiniana dress, 46-year-old Grace Quitalig danced her heart out to the beat of the Sinulog as they welcomed the arrival of the image of Sr. Sto. Niño at the Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical…

Sto. Niño image to visit jails and hospitals in Cebu City

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 12/10/2017

THE image of Sto. Niño will be making the rounds in jails and hospitals before the start of the novena masses next month. According to Cebu City Councilor Dave Tumulak, he made the request to officials of…

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