No jail officers, personnel in region linked to drugs — official

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 09/12/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — There were no personnel of the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology in Central Visayas (BJMP-7), who were either found in connivance with detainees in the entry of illegal drugs inside the jail…

Shoot-for-a-Cause of CFBJ: 56 gun enthusiasts help make event a success

Pegeen Maisie Sararana 09/11/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — With a total of 56 gun enthusiasts, the Shoot-For-A-Cause of the Cebu Federation of Beat Journalists at the Front Sight Gun Club Inc. in Barangay Tubod, Minglanilla, on Sunday, September 11, was successful. …

CV jails sell PDL-produced bags live online

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 07/27/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — They are behind bars and the pandemic has reduced their opportunities to earn and provide for their families outside. Since we have the means to channel this to people, we exploit online opportunities…

BJMP-7 donate school supplies, printers to public schools in CV

Alven Marie A. Timtim 08/24/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Aside from overseeing the rehabilitation of Persons Deprived of Liberty (PDLs), the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology in Central Visayas (BJMP-7) has also started a donation drive that will benefit public schools…

Cebu City Jail in dire need of masks, protective gears

Morexette Marie B. Erram 04/23/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Personnel and inmates in the Cebu City Jail need protective gear such as surgical masks and face shields as the number of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases there continues to rise. Jail Senior…

More law enforcers securing Cebu City Jail

Morexette Marie B. Erram 04/23/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – More law enforcers from the Philippine National Police (PNP) and Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) are deployed around the vicinity of the Cebu City Jail. This developed after health officers found out…

BJMP-7 confirms 1 jail officer infected with COVID-19

Alven Marie A. Timtim, Morexette Marie B. Erram 04/20/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Jail authorities in Cebu are now racing to contain the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the Cebu City Jail after two inmates and one jail officer were found to have been infected by the…

More jails in Central Visayas suspend visiting privileges

Morexette Marie B. Erram, Rosalie O. Abatayo 03/13/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – More penal facilities in Central Visayas have decided to suspend visiting privileges of their inmates, latest data from the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology in Central Visayas (BJMP – 7) shows. 11…

More greyhound ops to keep drug-cleared jails’ status

Alven Marie A. Timtim 03/01/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The relentless greyhound operations or surprise inspections of jails in Central Visayas will continue to especially maintain the status of nine drug-cleared jails in the region, said Jail Chief Inspector Mary Jane Enopia,…

PDEA-7, BJMP search Minglanilla jail facility

Doris C. Bongcac 09/16/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Personnel from the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in Central Visayas (PDEA-7) and the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) conducted a search and seizure operation at the Minglanilla jail facility located in…

Inmates given chance to continue basic education through DepEd’s ALS program 

Futch Anthony Inso 05/29/2019

Cebu City, Philippines—Around 10,467 inmates or Persons Deprived of Liberty (PDLs) will be given an opportunity to continue their studies in basic education through the alternative learning system (ALS) program of the Department of Education (DepEd). Amaryllis…

BJMP-7 not discounting possibility of inside job in Medellin prisonbreak

Morexette Marie B. Erram 03/07/2019

Cebu City, Philippines — Some jail officials and workers of the Medellin District Jail may possibly face administrative liabilities if they are proven to have helped a high-profile inmate escape.  Jail Senior Inspector Rolly Bandeling, spokesperson of…

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