The regional office of the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) conducted a surprise drug test among its 76 personnel, to include their officials led by Chief Supt. Edwin Riel. The results were all negative.

TACLOBAN CITY- The regional office of the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) reported that their surprised drug test among its personnel yielded negative results.
The drug testing involved 76 personnel from its regional office and jail officers which took place on Wednesday (April 10).
The drug test took place before the 1st quarter management conference of the BJMP regional office under Jail Chief Superintendent Edwin Riel, the regional director.
Riel spearheaded the activity by ordering the regional command group, followed by the jail wardens and office personnel in the submission of urine samples to the BJMP Health Service Division led Jail Senior Inspector Tadeo San Gabriel.
“The higher office and authorities of the jail bureau shall be an image of moral ascendancy to various programs and policies implemented to lower units,” said Riel
The 76 personnel who all tested negative were composed of 52 BJMP regional office personnel and 24 jail wardens.
“This confirms the jail bureaus commitment in ensuring a drug-free workplace and its fight against illegal drugs under new authority,” Riel added in a statement