A lockdown love story of a jail custodian and jail nurse

Immae Lachica 07/18/2021

  CEBU CITY, Philippines—  A lockdown love story in jail. Junamar Torregue, jail nurse, and Jobert Malabago, jail custodian, both work at the Lapu-Lapu City office of the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) where their…

Five more PDLs in Cebu City Jail positive for COVID-19

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 11/14/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Barangay Kalunasan has reported that five persons deprived of liberty (PDLs) have proven positive for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), the highest number of new cases recorded in the past month. The barangay…

PJ wants inmates database to aid decongestion of jails, transfer provincial jails to BJMP

Rosalie O. Abatayo 09/28/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu third district Representative and Deputy Speaker Pablo John Garcia has filed a bill in Congress seeking to establish a centralized system for the monitoring of inmates nationwide in aid of decongesting penitentiaries…

Jail warden suggests building new facility to address overcrowding

Irene R. Sino Cruz 08/13/2019

CEBU CITY—The overcrowding and other concerns at the Cebu City Jail Male Dormitory could be addressed by building a new facility. Jail warden Superintendent Renante Rubio of the Cebu City Jail male dormitory suggested this long-term solution…

Sinas: No special task group to investigate Ramirez’s death

Benjie Talisic 06/24/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines —The Police Regional Office in Central Visayas (PRO-7) will not form a Special Investigation Task Group (SITG) on the case involving the death of former Medellin mayor Ricardo “Ricky” Ramirez. This was revealed by…

BJMP adopts portion of Guadalupe river for protection, rehabilitation

Delta Derycka C. Letigio 06/01/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) commits to protect the environment by adopting a portion of the Guadalupe River in Cebu City as part of their community relations services for 2019.…

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…

HOOKED ON DRUGS

Nestle L. Semilla 04/04/2017

Cebu City officials are now tracing what caused the alarming number of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) cases inside the Cebu City Jail, even as they are inclined to believe that needle-sharing among users of nubain, a restricted…

Skills program for inmates of Cebu City Jail launched

Nestle L. Semilla 03/07/2017

AT LEAST 90 inmates of the Cebu City Jail together with their beneficiaries will avail of the skills development program offered by the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology in Central Visayas (BJMP-7). The 91 inmates witnessed…

Cebu City set to take over Operation Second Chance

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 03/07/2017

The Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) will soon be turning over the operation of Operation Second Chance Center (OSCC) to the Cebu City government. But before the city could run the facility, Councilor Margarita Osmeña…

Palma asks faithful to pray for ‘safe Sinulog’

Michelle Joy L. Padayhag, Nestle L. Semilla 01/02/2017

AS Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma urged the faithful to “pray and trust in the Lord,” he also hoped that last month’s bombings in Hilongos, Leyte and North Cotabato won’t occur during the annual Sinulog celebration. “As what…

Sinulog warning: Drunk men who create trouble face arrest

Inna Mejia 12/16/2016

Drinking establishments also warned against holding parties Persons engaging in violent acts especially those who are drunk during the Sinulog Festival will be arrested by police and will be sheltered inside the prison vans. Cebu City Disaster…

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