LINGAYEN, PANGASINAN-Seventy eight (78) Pangasinan Provincial Jail (PPJ) personnel and 252 Persons Deprived of Liberty (PDL) participated in the Conduct of Drug-Free Workplace Program Policy (DFWP) and Anti-Illegal Drugs Advocacy Campaign and Symposium on September 2 at the PPJ Chapel and Multi-Purpose Hall, here.
Said undertaking was conducted by the provincial government through the PPJ in collaboration with Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA), Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), Department of Health (DOH), Philippine National Police (PNP), Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP).
Forming part of the 4-in-1 activity were the following: Assessment Test to all Provincial Jail personnel which serves as an evaluation of the personnel’s knowledge and awareness on BJMP Manual 2015 as well as the guidelines and policies issued by PPJ and the provincial government relative to PPJ management for career development; conduct of Simulation Exercise on Pangasinan Provincial Jail Defense- to enable all PPJ personnel to defend the jail facility, personnel, visitors and PDL in case of untoward attacks while the PPJ Fire Plan is aimed to evacuate/save office equipment and pertinent documents in case of fire; Conduct of Drug-Free Workplace Program Policy (DFWP and Drugs Advocacy Campaign and Symposium serves as among the requirements in declaring PPJ facility as Drug-Free Workplace; conduct of Provincial Jail Information and Continuing Education (PJICE) in an aim to orient the PPJ employees and PDL on the guidelines in the nationwide implementation of drug-clearing program in controlled facilities for PDL as well as to discuss and create awareness on the ill-effects of drugs among others.
Provincial Jail Chief Lovell U. Dalisay said that PDEA Region 1 conducts drug tests and surprise search and seizure operations to inmates and PPJ personnel three (3) times a month and a must that they undergo drug symposium.
However, Dalisay explained that declaration of a drug-free workplace is possible only if there is no record of any drug related cases and have undergone the aforementioned requirements.
Norman V. Ramos, PADAC Secretariat, PLTCOL Richard D. Palay, OIC Drug Enforcement Group – Special Operation Unit 1 and Vincent Arcelona, Chief of Custodial/Prison Guard III were the key attendees of the event. (Chona C. Bugayong)