Jail Chief Thanks City for Support
June 13, 2015
BAGUIO CITY – despite the scarcity of resources, our innovative projects for the city jail was sustained thru the resolute support of the city government.
This was the message of City Jail Warden Elvis Danglose during Mondays regular flag raising ceremony here where he happily reported to City Officials spearheaded by Mayor Mauricio Domogan updates on the city’s jail facility.
Danglose pointed to several jail improvements such as the renovation of the entire alleyway of the cells and the replacement of concrete walls with steel grills to provide adequate ventilation inside the jail for the benefit of the occupants.
The multi-purpose hall was also completely tiled and repainted to hold the various activities of inmates.
A heavy duty exhaust fan was also installed and now utilized by residents for better air circulation while a generator in case of brown-outs was also procured.
Offices within the city jail facility male dorm were also provided with 7 computer sets including 2 sets of computers donated by Baguio’s Sister City Gongju, Korea and the continuous provision of office supplies and cleaning materials.
Eight sets of bulletproof vests and helmets were also procured.
Aside from supplies and equipment, the city also provided funds for personnel training such as GAD Educational tour, Firearm Proficiency Training, Food Handling Seminar for inmates and personnel and Construction and Painting Training for inmates.
Presently, the City Jail Male Dorm has 381 inmates while the female dorm has 63 inmates or residents.
Theft cases still remain highest in crimes against property with a total of 51 cases, Robbery with 49 cases and Estafa with 10 cases.
For crimes against persons, Rape remains high with 32 cases, murder with 31 cases and homicide with 18 cases.
Kidnapping has 8 cases, threats and coercion with 2 cases.
Violation of Republic Act 9165 or the Dangerous Drugs Act has 108 cases, however there is a notable decrease comparing with the same period last year with 135 cases.
Danglose also said, “out of the 381 residents in the male dorm, there are at least 323 who were validated by the Commission on elections (COMELEC) during Offsite registration inside the facility last May 29 to be eligible to vote for the upcoming 2016 national and local elections.”/Paul Rillorta