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…

5 Dumaguete City District Jail inmates tested positive for illegal drug use

Doris C. Bongcac 08/06/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Five inmates of the Dumaguete City District Jail tested positive for illegal drug use during a random drug testing organized by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in Central Visayas (PDEA-7) on Monday, August 5. But…

Police: Anger prompted fellow inmate to kill drug suspect Romy Ramas

Alven Marie A. Timtim 07/30/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines –He wanted revenge. Jade Saladaga, 35, had told jail officials that his anger for Romy Ramas, 33, prompted him to kill his fellow inmate at the Mandaue City Jail while the latter was playing…

Rep. PJ Garcia files bill that seeks to abolish height requirement for PNP, BFP, BJMP recruits

Rosalie O. Abatayo 07/28/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Representative Pablo John “PJ” Garcia of Cebu’s third district has filed a bill in Congress that seeks to abolish the height requirement for those seeking to join the Philippine National Police (PNP), Bureau…

Bonzai, products handcrafted by persons deprived of liberty on display in mall bazaar

PR 07/20/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Bonzai plants, bags and other handcrafted products that were produced by persons deprived of liberty are now on display in a mall in Mandaue City. Proceeds from the sales of these products will…

Former Medellin mayor Ricky Ramirez shot dead inside hospital room

Benjie Talisic, Rosalie Abatayo 06/19/2019

Cebu City, Philippines—Former Medellin town mayor Ricardo “Ricky” Ramirez was shot dead inside his hospital room at the Bomedco Medical Center in barangay Luy-a, Medellin town, northern Cebu past 11 p.m. on Tuesday, June 18, 2019. Police…

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