ALL 24 jail facilities of the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) in Eastern Visayas were declared as drug-free and drug-cleared jails, attaining the 100% target on January 4.
“This affirms the jail bureaus efforts in attaining a drug-free workplace and its intense fight against illegal drugs,” said Jail Senior Superintendent Felixberto Jagorin Jr., BJMP regional director.
Declared as drug-free BJMP jail facilities are Naval District Jail, Tacloban City Jail-Female Dorm, Borongan City Jail, San Juan District Jail, Dolores District Jail, Sogod District Jail, Guiuan District Jail, Catarman District Jail, Balangiga District Jail, Calbayog City District Jail, Burauen District Jail.
Catbalogan City District Jail, Carigara District Jail, Maasin City Jail, Isabel District Jail, AlangAlang Municipal Jail, Baybay City Jail, Palompon Municipal Jail, Ormoc City Jail-Male Dorm, Basey Municipal Jail, Ormoc City Jail-Female Dorm, and Laoang Municipal Jail.
The drug-cleared BJMP jail facilities are Tacloban City Jail-Male Dorm and Palo Municipal Jail.
Edgar Jubay, the regional director of Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency, led in the certification of the said jail facilities.
The declaration was witnessed by Artemio Caneja, the OIC-Regional Director of Department of Interior and Local Government, Dr. Ma. Sol Villones, the head of the Non-Communicable Disease Unit of the Department of Health in the region, and other personnel.