CITY JAIL WARDEN AIMS FOR BETTER FACILITIES AND PRODUCTIVE LIVELIHOOD FOR DETAINEES
“If we keep the detainees busy with work, they will have no notion of escaping and thus, the community will be safe from dangerous escapees,” said Jail Senior Inspector Rammel Bonavente during the flag raising ceremony on Monday, August 5.
The newly-seated Officer-in-Charge of the Tabaco City District Jail was welcomed by the City Mayor through a speaking engagement before all the local government personnel where he expressed his views and aspirations in managing the inmates.
J/SInsp. Bonavente envisioned an improved facility for the detainees of the district jail. He believed that detainees, not until they are convicted of their charges, are entitled to be treated like ordinary citizens.
A good livelihood program for the inmates is also one of the projects he would like to establish as new jail warden. Programs like hollow block making, lantern making and abaca crafts making are just some of the foreseen projects.
City Mayor Krisel Lagman-Luistro suggested that the inmates may engage on crafting Christmas balls made of abaca, which is very timely considering that the city is looking forward to a Filipino-themed Christmas celebration.
Bonavente also took this opportunity to follow up on the long been proposed donation of the adjacent lot to the district jail, which is owned by the local government of Tabaco. The City Mayor positively responded to this appeal with an explanation on the importance of the land donation.
The City Council provided a fast and good feedback on this request through a special session just right after the flag raising ceremony, wherein the City Council convened with the BJMP Tabaco Chief to create a resolution on the land donation.
Bonavente concluded his talk with a wish to achieve national awards on jail management through the cooperation of the Tabaco City Mayor and the Sangguniang Panlungsod.