No more COVID-19 cases among PDLs in Cebu City

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 06/04/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — There are no more Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases inside jails and police detention cells in Cebu City. This was revealed by the Cebu City Emergency Operation Center (EOC) in their recent presentation…

Increased COVID-19 cases in Cebu City affects health workers, PDLs

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 01/12/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The increased Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases in Cebu City has significantly affected the health care industry and jails. As the city sees a rise in the cases since the start of the…

Tolentino bats for privately-owned jails

Katrina Hallare - Inquirer.net 10/03/2019

MANILA, Philippines — Senator Francis Tolentino proposed the idea of having private companies build and operate new jail facilities, which will be used to detain non-heinous crimes convicts. Tolentino floated his idea during his interpellation on Senate…

Talisay police jails murder suspect

Benjie B. Talisic 11/01/2018

A murder suspect who went into hiding for at least three months was arrested by Talisay City policemen at around 6:30 p.m. today (November 1). Eugene Bacalso, 29, was arrested while hiding in a rented house he…

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…

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