BJMP-NIR Has New Jail Officers

Twenty new jail officers recently took their oath as Jail Officer I to be deployed in Negros Island Region (NIR).

J/SSupt. Alberto Balauag (2nd from right), Regional Director of the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology – NIR called on Gov. Alfredo Marañon, Jr. (center), at the Capitol, Thursday, together with J/SInsp. Jonairy Sitchon, J/SInsp. Nilon Magbanua, and J/SInsp. Castle Masip.*(Richard Malihan / Capitol photo)

Bureau of Jail Management and Penology-NIR regional director JSSupt. Alberto Balauag led the oath taking rites, July 3, for the 20 new recruits who completed and passed the phases of recruitment.

Aside from completing the phases of recruitment, the applicants must have the necessary eligibility and requirements to enter the BJMP.

Balauag urged the new jail officers to bring change to the jail bureau and must not be involved in any irregularities that may confront them.

“You must help bring a credible and effective service for the greater purpose of public safety,” Balauag told the new jail officers.

These new Jail Officers will have a gross income of P21,000 per month, same as those of their counterparts in the Philippine National Police and the Bureau of Fire Protection.

According to a release from BJMP-NIR, this new batch will boost the personnel strength of the island region to fully man and secure all the 30 jails in the region and the more than 6,000 inmates. *(JCM/EAD-PIA6 Negros Occidental)