New Malabon Jail now for occupancy

   

The newly constructed Malabon City Jail is now ready for occupancy.

This is according to BJMP Chief, Jail Director Rosendo M. Dial who announced that the P50 million worth of jail facility will be officially turned over to the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) by the Malabon City government on Monday.

The BJMP and the local government of Malabon entered into a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) in 2008 for the relocation of the current Malabon City Jail from barangay San Agustin to barangay Catmon.

“The old facility could no longer accommodate the rising number of inmates, aside from the fact that its previous location was near thickly populated areas like the public market, park, and other structures for public use,” explained Dial.

He added that the new jail needs to meet requirements set by law.

“Its new location near the justice hall will minimize costs and security risks when transporting inmates for hearings,” Dial added.

With the funding from the Office of the President, the construction began in December 2009 and has just been completed this September.

The Malabon city government donated a 722 sq.m. area for the new jail and assisted BJMP in its conceptualization and architectural design, owing to the city engineers’ “extensive experience in constructing flood-resistant buildings in areas with soft foundations.”

BJMP on the other hand provided architectural specifications of the facility like the number of cells and rooms including their sizes.

“We are thankful to Malabon Mayor Canuto S. Oreta for the city government’s support to BJMP. It makes us feel that the jail bureau is not alone in its continuous efforts for inmates’ welfare and development and that it is a shared responsibility with the rest of the community,” stated Dial.

He added that with the success of BJMP’s partnership with the local government of Malabon, they have likewise adhered to Interior and Local Government Secretary Jesse M. Robredo’s campaign of unified local government units and attached agencies under DILG through transparency and productivity in performing their duties.

 

 

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