DILG commends outstanding jail officers

October 29, 2019

THE Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) has recognized a total of 52 jail officers and 12 units of the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) for their effort and willingness to take care of the inmates or  persons deprived of liberty (PDL).

“This is another monumental success for the BJMP as an organization, giving not only a pat on the back of its personnel but rather rendering its grandest salute to those whose love and commitment to the jail management profession go beyond the call of their respective duties,” said DILG Asst. Secretary for Peace and Order Manuel Felix  during the second Gawad Penolohiya.

Held at Ciudad Christhia in San Mateo, Rizal, Felix was joined by BJMP chief Director Allan Iral, Deputy Chief for Administration Chief Supt. Ruel Rivera and Chief Directorial Staff Chief Supt. Efren Nemenio in awarding the personnel who exemplified topnotch public service delivery in various frontline services of the bureau.

“Looking at the awardees, I am seeing not just jail officers. I see people whose heart are willing to take care of the least, the lost and the last in life. I see not just jail officers who effectively do their jobs but people who change lives,” Felix added.

Meanwhile, Jail Director Allan Iral thanked all the awardees for their efforts in ensuring that all frontline complaints  are properly addressed, particularly in the  delivery of services.

Iral said the public  deserves the best kind of service from the government workers like them.

“Sa totoo lang, hindi namin magagawa nang maayos ang aming mga programa para matulungan ang ating mga PDL, pati na rin ang mga concern ng publiko sa amin, kung wala ang masisipag naming  frontline service officers kaya sobrang laki ng pasasalamat ko sa kanila,” the BJMP chief said.  

Recently, Civil Service Commissioner Aileen Lizada commended the BJMP Regional Office 12 during her surprise visit in the region for their outstanding public service.  

The Gawad Penolohiya is part of the BJMPs Personnel Recognition, Awards and Incentive System to frontline personnel such as Escort and Custodial,  Intelligence, Human Rights Action, help desks, Community Relations Service, and other services on operations and welfare and development programs and activities in the the BJMP.