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Calabarzon police targets to address jail congestion in 2018

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Friday, December 29th, 2017

MANILA, Philippines – The number of detainees who died in the prisons of Region 4-A has climbed to 172 this year.

The Calabarzon Police said the deaths were due to contraction of various diseases like tuberculosis and respiratory problems because of too much congestion.

Aside from this, the inmates also contracted various skin diseases due to poor ventilation in prison cells.

With this, the Calabarzon police hope to address its problem on jail congestion in Region 4-A in 2018.

“They have a program to build more facilities that would improve the detention facilities. Hopefully next year, we can start the plan,” PRO-4A PIO Chief P/Supt. Chitadel Gaoiran said.

According to Police Regional Office 4A PIO Chief P/Supt. Chitadel Gaoiran, they have already brought up the problem to local government officials.

“The Regional Director also held a meeting to hasten the process of the commitment order… to transfer them to the BJMP,” Gaoiran said.

Aside from the PNP detention facilities, the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) prison facilities are also congested. – Bernard Dadis | UNTV News & Rescue

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P1.4B state-of –the-art jail to rise in Payatas, QC

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Friday, September 7th, 2018

Soon to rise BJMP jail in Quezon City | BJMP

The largest detention facility of the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) will soon rise in Barangay Payatas, Quezon City.

A groundbreaking ceremony was held Thursday led by BJMP Chief Jail Director Deogracias Tapayan, Mayor Herbert Bautista, and BJMP-NCR
Regional Director Jail Chief Superintendent Ignacio S. Panti.

The new city jail will be built on a 2.4-hectare lot and will have an ideal capacity of 4,400 detainees.

According to Tapayan, the facility will house an administrative building; a multipurpose area, livelihood training facility, water treatment facility,
Motor pool, power generators, garbage collection area, and basketball courts.

It will have its own diagnostics center complete with laboratory, X-ray and dental rooms and a central pharmacy.

“Pinag-aralan talaga nang maigi ito it is on a need-based facilities kung ano yung kailangan ng mga kasamahan nating PDLs (Persons Deprived of Liberty),” said Tapayan.

The national government has allotted P1.4 billion for the construction of the facility which is expected to be completed in the next 2 to 3 years.

Once construction is finished, the BJMP said it expects the jail congestion rate in the city to go down by 71.88 percent in the male dormitory, and 53.15 percent for the female dormitory. — Cathy Maglalang



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P2-M worth of shabu seized in Lipa City, Batangas

by UNTV News and Rescue   |   Posted on Monday, May 21st, 2018


BATANGAS, Philippines – Calabarzon Police Regional Special Operations Unit raided the house of a certain Marcial Orbigoso in Barangay Pangao in Lipa City on Monday, May 21.

Authorities seized more than 300 grams of shabu kept inside a vault along with a .45 caliber pistol and other drug paraphernalia.

The confiscated illegal drugs are valued at P2 million.

Calabarzon Regional Director PCSupt. Guillermo Eleazar said, Orbigoso allegedly did the repacking of the illegal substance at his house in Batangas and would send out the items for distribution in Metro Manila.

Orbigoso was previously detained due to drug peddling.

Eleazar said Orbigoso is a high-value target operating in Makati City and Batangas. – UNTV News & Rescue

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Former BOC Chief Nicanor Faeldon transferred to Pasay City Jail

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Wednesday, January 31st, 2018

MANILA, Philippines – After almost 5 months of detention inside the Senate, former Bureau of Customs (BOC) Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon is now at the Pasay City Jail.

This, after the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee led by Senator Richard Gordon signed a commitment order against the former BOC Chief.

“Senate President has signed na siya’y dadalhin sa Pasay (that he will be brought to Pasay). Wala namang isyu ang (there is no issue on) sanitation or anything like that,” Gordon said.

The Office of the Senate Secretary assigned two personnel to guard Faeldon.

“Meron kaming (We have) assigned OSSA, 24/7,” Senate Secretary Atty. Lutgardo Barbo said.

The Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) said Faeldon will, in the meantime, be placed in a separate cell.

The BJMP spokesperson, however, stressed that despite this set-up, Faeldon will be treated as a regular detainee.

“Wala pong special treatment na pwedeng ibigay ang BJMP sa kanila. Kailangan niya pong mag-join ng mga regular activities,” BJMP Spokesperson S/Insp. Xavier Solda said.

(No special treatment will be given to him by BJMP. He is required to join regular activities.)

Faeldon’s camp sees this Senate decision as a welcome development.

“Very-very happy siya kasi po sa Senado, solitary siya.  Ang dalaw lang ay 8 a.m. hanggang 8 p.m. lang,” Faeldon’s Legal Counsel Atty. Jose Diño said.

(He is very happy because in the Senate he is in solitary. Visitors are only from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.)

They have also reiterated their appeal to the Supreme Court for his provisional release.

“Yung (the) provisional release pending litigation, humihingi kami ng (we are asking a ) TRO,” Diño said.

Meanwhile, Malacañang maintains that it will not intervene with the issue.

The administration believes Faeldon is capable to perform his duties as Deputy Administrator of the Office of Civil Defense despite being in detention.

“Our position is he can perform his tasks wherever he maybe even in jail. We have never intervened in the legislative process,” Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said.

The Senate Blue Ribbon Committee has earlier placed Faeldon in detention after he refused to attend the committee’s probe on the corruption in the Bureau of Customs. – Nel Maribojoc | UNTV News & Rescue

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