Capiz Military Camp Houses Minimum-Security Inmates
ROXAS CITY, Capiz (Aug 9) -- The military camp in Jamindan, Capiz is now home to 50 minimum security inmates from the Bureau of Corrections (Bucor).
Public Affairs Office Head Enrico Gil Ileto of the Philippine Army’s 3rd Infantry Division said the acceptance of the inmates came after the recent signing of memorandum of agreement with the Bucor.
The transfer of the inmates from the Leyte Regional Prison (LRP) of Abuyog, Leyte is part of the pronouncement made by President Benigno S. Aquino III early this year to decongest the population of inmates at the Bucor, an attached agency of the Department of Justice.
The inmates will continue to be under the strict supervision of guards from the Bucor while being here inside the military camp, Ileto said.
He added that while undergoing the necessary transition, reformation and rehabilitation as they are about to fulfill the required years of stay, the inmates will also help in the maintenance of the immediate cantonment area of the camp such as the maintenance of cleanliness of its immediate surroundings which have been done by soldiers assigned in the camp.
Military officials, he said, are also expecting that the inmates will be able to gain more knowledge and skills especially in the preservation of the environment as well as in their preparation in going back to the mainstream of the society.
On the other hand, Third Infantry Division Commanding General Jose Mabanta Jr. welcomes the recent endeavor as he claimed that the same is another “whole of nation approach” under the Internal Peace and Security Plan “Bayanihan,” Ileto said.
Mabanta, he said, is also looking forward that the military will be part in the transformation and rehabilitation process of the inmates in their camp to become more productive citizens of the country and who will be government’s partner in winning peace, development and progress.