Prioritizing parolees in employment pushed-A A +A
Saturday, October 27, 2012
BACOLOD City Councilor Archie Baribar pushed for the prioritizing of employment to Bacolod constituents.
Baribar said it will be the policy of the Bacolod City government to provide a chance to its constituents under parole, executive clemency, reprieve, absolute or conditional pardon and commutation of sentence, to be gainfully employed to give them a better chance to reform and to be useful to society.
The policy stated that persons who are recommended of the local parole and probation office are those, who before confinement, should be residents of Bacolod City for at least five years, and whose immediate family, after release from confinement, are residents for at least 10 years and are still residents of the city.
The policy stated the officer-in-charge (OIC) of the Parole and Probation Office will identify and recommend the persons to be appointed by the City Mayor.
Should the number of constituents sought to be accommodated be more than the number of jobs available, the City of Bacolod together with the local Parole and Probation Office formulate a rotation scheme to accommodate everyone, it added. (Carla N. Canet)
Published in the Sun.Star Bacolod newspaper on October 27, 2012.