BAGUIO EYES JAIL TRANSFER UNDER ‘BUILD, BUILD, BUILD’
Female dorm warden Senior Insp. April Rose Ayangwa says the city is eyeing to relocate the Baguio City jail facilities for the men and the women to a bigger area, which they hope will be funded by the national government’s "Build, Build,Build" program. (Photo by Pamela Mariz Geminiano/PNA)
BAGUIO CITY--The city government is eyeing the transfer of the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) facilities to a bigger area to have more space for activities and improve the condition of persons deprived of liberty (PDL), an official said on Thursday.
“Part of President Rodrigo Duterte's ‘Build, Build, Build' program is the decongestion of jail facilities where they allocate budget for the relocation site as long as there will be a lot to be provided by the local government,” Baguio city female dorm (BCFD) warden Senior Insp. April Rose Ayangwa said.
She said the female dorm has a very small area and cramped space, which limits the activities of the PDLs.
The dorm is beside the male dorm inside the Baguio City Police Office building, occupying a very small space.
“As you can see, we always conduct our activities in the quadrangle of the male dorm. We only have small space for us," she said.
There are currently 88 PDLs housed in the female dorm while the male dorm has 390 residents.
She said they have been advised to look for available bigger areas for the relocation of the facility.
Ayangwa said the tentative relocation site is in Sto. Tomas.
Meanwhile, Chief Insp. Crispin Dornagon, male dorm warden, said they are hoping that the transport of PDLs from the jail facility to the courts can also be considered in identifying a site for their relocation. (PNA)