Lingayen, Pangasinan – Lovell U Dalisay, Pangasinan Provincial Jail (PPJ) Chief, highlights the notable accomplishments of PPJ for the year 2023, starting with the increased amount of subsistence allowance, which contributed to the peace and order situation in PPJ.
Improved care and treatment of the Provincial Jail’s Persons Deprived of Liberty (PDL) with the increase in meal allowance from P70 to P100 and from P100 to P120 in July 2023, as well as the provision of regular medical check-ups, was also one of the notable accomplishments of the present administration under the leadership of Gov. Ramon V. Guico III.
In line with this, Dalisay disclosed that PPJ has the highest daily subsistence compared to the Bureau of Corrections/New Bilibid Prison (BUCOR/NBP), La Union Provincial Jail, as well as the provincial jails of Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, Bulacan, Albay, Negros Oriental, Benguet, and Aurora.
It is also noteworthy that during the period covered, there were no recorded cases of escapees or rioters among the PDLs.
Further, no contempt order was ever issued to PPJ due to its 100% compliance with all court orders achieved through the dedication of personnel in PPJ.
In addition, there were a series of programs undertaken, including the conduct of two (2)-day Modified Firearms Proficiency Training for PPJ at the Pangasinan PPO Firing Range in Brgy. Libsong West, Lingayen; Conduct of Quarterly Simulation Exercises (SIMEX) on the formulated PPJ Defense and Fire Plans; Conduct of Provincial Jail Information and Continuing Education (PJICE); Conduct of Information Dissemination among the PDLs on their rights and privileges, etc.; Conduct of a clean-up drive along the shorelines in Lingayen; Conduct of Assessment Test to all PPJ personnel to determine/evaluate their knowledge and awareness re: BJMP Manual 2015; and Participated in the 2023 Drug Abuse and Provincial Control Week Celebration and Regional Awarding Ceremony at La Union Convention Center, San Fernando City, among others.
Currently, the PPJ is mandated to provide humane safekeeping and rehabilitation or development of PDLs through the conduct of medical and dental missions as well as sports and religious activities. (Chona C. Bugayong / PIMRO)