Posts Tagged Bureau of Jail Management and Penology

Over 42,000 inmates in BJMP jails now vaccinated vs COVID-19

Aileen Cerrudo   •   September 27, 2021

MANILA, Philippines—Over 42,000 persons deprived of liberty (PDL) detained in facilities under the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP), have been vaccinated against COVID-19. According to the Department of...

SC suspends transfer of convicted inmates to BuCor due to COVID-19

Robie de Guzman   •   July 29, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – The Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered the courts in the country to temporarily suspend the issuance of commitment order for the transfer of convicted inmates from detention...

Over 15,000 PDLs released from jail amid COVID-19 pandemic – DILG

Robie de Guzman   •   July 3, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – More than 15,000 persons deprived of liberty (PDL) have been released from jail facilities as part of the government’s decongestion program in light of the novel coronavirus...

9 inmates at QC Jail, 9 BJMP personnel test positive for COVID-19

Robie de Guzman   •   April 17, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – The Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) on Friday confirmed that nine of its personnel and nine detainees at the Quezon City Jail have tested positive...

DILG backs bid to integrate provincial jails to BJMP

Robie de Guzman   •   September 11, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) has expressed full support to the proposal to integrate all provincial jails to the Bureau of Jail Management...

Hotline 911, now for free; prank callers to face jail time – DILG

Maris Federez   •   August 9, 2019

The public can now make emergency calls to Hotline 911 anywhere in the country for free. Department of the Interior and Local Government spokesperson, Usec. Jonathan Malaya, said anyone can...

BJMP on red alert until Saturday

Marje Pelayo   •   April 17, 2019

MANILA, Philippines — The Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) is on red alert status to ensure the safety and security of jails during the Lenten week. The measure...

Maute patriarch succumbed to death due to health reasons

UNTV News   •   August 28, 2017

  MANILA, Philippines — 64-year-old Cayamora Maute, the father of Maute brothers, Omarkhayam and Abdullah, was declared dead-on-arrival by the attending physician at Taguig-Pateros Hospital on Sunday. According to the...

President Duterte promises salary increase for BJMP personnel after 3 years

UNTV News   •   July 12, 2017

MANILA, Philippines — Not only soldiers and policemen will get salary increase during the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte. The chief executive also promised wage increase to personnel of the...

Philippine jails congested by almost 600% – BJMP

admin   •   July 12, 2017

MANILA, Philippines — The Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) is currently housing 143,357 inmates. The country’s detention facilities are suffering from a congestion rate of 589%. Pulilan Municipal...


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