BJMP reports 350 recoveries in Cebu jails

Rosalie O. Abatayo 06/10/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A total of 350 inmates and jail personnel in Cebu afflicted with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) have recovered from the illness, the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology in Central Visayas (BJMP-7) announced…

14 more inmates among 22 COVID cases in Mandaue

Immae Lachica 06/01/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Mandaue City has 22 new coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases as of Monday evening, June 1, 2020 or on the day that the city is under general community quarantine (GCQ). Fourteen of the…

BJMP adopts Labella’s EO 71 nationwide

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 04/29/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) has decided to adopt the executive order (EO) of Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella to test all incoming and outgoing persons deprived of liberty (PDL) in…

63 more from Cebu City Jail positive of COVID-19, total now at 209

Morexette Marie B. Erram 04/25/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — There are now 209 prisoners and jail officers of the Cebu City Jail who tested positive of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella announced on Saturday, April 25, that…

COVID-19 invades Mandaue City Jail; region count nears 400

Morexette Marie B. Erram 04/24/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has now reached Mandaue City Jail, the Department of Health in Central Visayas (DOH – 7) revealed. The COVID-19 bulletin of DOH – 7 on Friday, April 24…

BJMP urged: Temporarily free political, elderly prisoners

Froilan Gallardo 04/19/2020

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Philippines—A group of human rights lawyers has asked the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology  (BJMP) for the temporary release of non-violent prisoners including the elderly and political prisoners. Lawyer Czarina Golda S.…

‘Nahigugma si hepe or lust ra gyud ni’ng iya?’

Lloyd Suarez 03/07/2020

Kung  nahigugma  gyud si Police Major  Ildefonso Miranda, hepe sa Argao Police  Station, ngadto sa usa ka detainee nga si Jean Villanueva taga Barangay Casay sa lungsod sa Dalaguete, iyang ipatigbabaw ang ilang relasyon taliwa sa mga…

De Leon: Signal jammers, livelihood for the poor may help gov’t win war on illegal drugs

Alven Marie A. Timtim 02/03/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Installing signal jammers in jail facilities and providing livelihood to the poor and underprivileged sectors of society are ways that could help the government win the war on illegal drugs. Police Regional Office…

Police need deeper coordination with BJMP to solve drug problem

Alven Marie A. Timtim 01/14/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Mandaue City police hope to have stronger coordination with their counterparts in the  Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) on the exchange of information about persons visiting detained drug personalities. Police…

BJMP conducts surprise drug test during New Year’s Call

Alven Marie A. Timtim 01/13/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) Regional Office conducted a surprise drug test while they held their New Year’s Call at the Cebu Grand Hotel on Monday morning, January 13, 2020.…

PDEA-7, BJMP confiscate bladed weapons, phone charges from inmates of Dumaguete City District Jail

Doris C. Bongcac 11/18/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Bladed weapons and cellular phone charges were confiscated from detainees of the Dumaguete City District Jail during a search organized by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in Central Visayas (PDEA-7) earlier today, November…

USC, BJMP ink MoU to address congestion in Cebu City Jail 

Irene R. Sino Cruz 10/11/2019

CEBU CITY—The Cebu City Justice Zone marked its first anniversary with the signing of a memorandum of understanding between the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) and the University of San Carlos (USC) that aims to…

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