Bajumpandan jail warden assumes

The Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) district jail in Bajumpandan has a new jail warden, in lieu of the warden Pricel Arevalo who was relieved from his post after the recovery of more or less P500,000 worth of shabu and suspected cash proceeds of more than P210,000 inside the jail facility earlier this month during the conduct of a greyhound operation.

PChief Insp Jonairy Sitchon, deputy jail warden of Lapu-lapu City assumed the post on Monday as district jail while Arevalo was assigned in Lapu-lapu city.

Warden Sitchon stressed that aside from securing the detainees or persons deprived of liberties (PDL), it is of paramount importance to work for their rehabilitation and values formation while under detention.

The new warden has also lined up activities to boost the morale of jail personnel because of the recent drug haul inside the facility that has somehow painted a bad image on them.

Questions were raised as to how the illegal drugs were able to pass through strick procedures being implementing in including the large sum of money.

PCI Sitchon considers it a big challenge to prevent the entry of contraband items inside the district jail in Bajumpanda. He enjoins jail personnel to strictly uphold the human right of every detainee.jrg