Baybay News – Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) officials here announced the graduation of 25 participants who trained under the Technical Education Skills and Development Authority (TESDA) on basic motorcycle repair and servicing.
Composed of twelve inmates, eleven BJMP personnel and two civilian visitors, the first batch of trainees under the program to help rehabilitate and provide livelihood skills to inmates went through twenty-two days of hands-on skills acquisition training under the supervision TESDA engineer Porferio Loreto.
The skills development program was launched by the BJMP office of Baybay City in cooperation with the Regional Inmates Welfare and Development Office.
“We must thank TESDA for giving us the opportunity to provide this livelihood skill to inmates who can use them when they get to return to the mainstream society”, said BJMP Region 8 director Wenefredo Abordo. Abordo said the training was yet the first of its kind for inmates in the region.
Director Abordo also said that a planned larger jail facility to be constructed on a land donated by the local government of Baybay should cater more livelihood programs so that the inmates’ time will not be idle while in detention.
City jail warden Christopher Gablines meanwhile thanked Zone 5 chairman Gualberto Pical for lending five non-operational motorcycles that were used during the training.
Safekeeping and development of inmates in all city, district and municipal jails is part of the mandate of the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology.
Press release by Jeun Cantoria, BJMP-Baybay City