TACLOBAN CITY-All 24 jail facilities under the supervision of the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) here in the region were declared as drug-free and drug-cleared jails, attaining its 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 in Naval, Biliran; Tacloban City Jail-Female Dorm in Tacloban City; Borongan City Jail in Borongan City; San Juan District Jail in Southern Leyte; Dolores District Jail in Dolores, Eastern Samar; Sogod District Jail in Sogod, Southern Leyte; Guiuan District Jail in Guiuan, Eastern Samar; Catarman District Jail in Catarman, Northern Samar; Balangiga District Jail in Balangiga, Eastern Samar; Calbayog City District Jail in Calbayog City; Burauen District Jail in Burauen, Leyte; Catbalogan City District Jail in Catbalogan City; Carigara District Jail in Carigara, Leyte; Maasin City Jail in Maasin City; Isabel District Jail in Isabel, Leyte; Alangalang Municipal Jail in Alangalang, Leyte; Baybay City Jail in Baybay City; Palompon Municipal Jail in Palompon, Leyte; Ormoc City Jail-Male Dorm and Female Dorm, both in Ormoc City; Basey Municipal Jail in Basey, Samar and Laoang Municipal Jail in Laoang, Northern Samar.
The drug-cleared BJMP jail facilities are Tacloban City Jail-Male Dorm in Tacloban City and Palo Municipal Jail in PALO, Leyte.
Edgar Jubay, the regional director of Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) led in the certification of the said jail facilities.
The declaration was witnessed by Artemio Caneja, the regional director OIC of the 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.