Monday, August 22, 2016

Bohol wins CV's best 
district jail for 3 years 

TAGBILARAN CITY, August 19 (PIA)--For three consecutive years, Bohol District Jail (BDJ) continue to make records when it gets picked again this year as a unit awardee for the Best District Jail in Central Visayas. 

And for the triple feat which makes the provincial jail facility run by the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) a qualifier to the national hall of fame for best run custodial facility across the Philippines, it also picked two other individual awards. 

Jail Senior Inspector Jose Rusylvi Abueva, BDJ warden picks his second District Jail Warden Award for 2016 as an individual award. The first was in 2014. 

Moreover, in a separate interview, Inspector Abueva revealed that Bohol also capped the District Paralegal officer of the Year 2016 in Jail Officer 1 Jarice Harah Busano.

Inspector Abueva and his team received the recognition from Jail Chief Superintendent Serafin Barreto Jr., the country's BJMP chief, during the 24th BJMP Anniversary which adopted the theme BJMP @25: Husay at Propesyonalismo, Tumutugon sa Hamon ng Pagbabago. 

It may be recalled that the BDJ, a facility that used to be run by the provincial government of Bohol was turned over to the BJMP.

Taking the seat as the warden since January 7, 2013, Abueva, who hails from Duero, used his extensive experience of being a jailer in Northern Luzon and Provincial Jails in Central Visayas immediately went to work to implement policies that streamlined and made the notorious jail into what is has been in the recent years. 

By 2014, BDJ started to gain the BJMP attention when Abueva continued with the transformation of the jail into one facility that resembles a garden, easily becoming like a tourist attraction. 

But the biggest of the changes were with the administration of the facility which was now patterned after the existing standards of the BJMP, Abueva emphasized. 

That year, BDJ got the Best District Jail award in the region, while Abueva bagged his first District Jail Warden Award for Bohol. 

By 2015, aside from getting Best District Jail Award, Abueva also picked the Best Jail provincial Administrator, a title equivalent to the administration of a police director or provincial marshal. 

In 2016, for the third consecutive year, BJMP again picked Bohol District Jail as the Best District Jail Awardee and also handed to Abueva his second Best District Jail Warden Award. 

Having made a notable name for Bohol through his jail management style, Abueva said he has done his best and may have to prepare for an unexpected call of service. 

And while police and other government servants are mandated to render fixed terms, Inspector Abueva admits the BJMP does not follow a fixed term of service to a facility.

"It depends on the performance of the jail warden, if he is doing good in his area or responsibility, there is a huge chance he will be retained," he pointed out. 

"There are also times when, for the exigency of service, we can be transferred to a bigger jail facility or division in the regional officer for career progression, and as a jail commissioned officer, a jail warden must always be ready," the warden graduate of the Philippine National Police Academy added. 

"We are always happy to serve the public, in our capacities," he summed. (rac/PIA-7/Bohol)

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