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Iwahig penal colony extends COVID-19 quarantine

THE Iwahig Prison and Penal Farm in Puerto Princesa City, Palawan has implemented another week of quarantine for all of its personnel following the recent death of a colony worker due to COVID-19.

All personnel were refrained from going outside the reservation and to stay in their respective government quarters even after their tour of duty to lessen the possibility of being infected with the disease due to the increasing number of positive COVID-19 cases in the nearby Barangays and/or city proper. Going inside the prison reservation is likewise prohibited especially for the non-essential transactions until further notice, ” said IPPF chief Raul Levita.

The additional seven days quarantine started April 14, 2021 and will end on April 21, 2021.

Any personnel who are experiencing signs and symptoms of COVID-19 and other illnesses, are advised to immediately consult the Colony physician for medical treatment and proper disposition,” Levita added.

The implementation of strict quarantine in IPPF is necessary to ensure the safety and wellness of all PDL under confinement and personnel, as well as their families and loved ones.

IPPF is one of the prison facilities under the Bureau of Corrections.

The BuCor facilities are the New Bilibid Prison in Muntinlupa, Correctional Institution for Women in Mandaluyong, Sablayan Prison and Penal Farm in Oriental Mindoro, Davao Prison and Penal Farm in Davao del Norte, San Ramon Prison and Penal Farm in Zamboanga City, and the Leyte Regional Prison in Southern Leyte.

BuCor is an attached agency of the Department of Justice. Under the law, the DOJ has administrative supervision of BuCor and has “the power to review, reverse, revise or modify the decisions of the BuCor in the exercise of its regulatory or quasi-judicial functions.