The Provincial Government of Lanao del Norte proudly handed over the keys to the Officers of the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology Region 10 of the newly constructed Jail Facility of the Provincial Government of Lanao del Norte in Lower Sagadan, Municipality of Baroy on March 27, 2019.

Governor Imelda ‘Angging’ Quibranza-Dimaporo led the ceremony together with 1st District Representative, Congressman Mohamad Khalid Quibranza Dimaporo and Vice Governor Maria Cristina N. Atay, by handing the actual keys of the facility to Jail SSupt. Simeon Dolojo, Assistant Regional Director for Administration-BJMP Region 10 and witnessed by the Officers of BJMP from the region and in the province.

Before the formality, Congressman Khalid narrated the story that leads to the construction of the jail. When he was still the Governor, members of the Commission of Human Rights said to him at that time, that the provincial jail is a violation of Human Rights. Then reports came-in that diseases are infecting the inmates and next incident when there were prisoners escaped from the provincial jail. The former Governor considered all of these happening. When Municipal Mayor of Baroy, Honorable Rosa D. Olafsson donated the 5 thousand square meter of lot to BJMP, a good officer from the BJMP visited the provincial capitol asking for financial assistance to fund the construction, Governor Khalid with the support of the honorable members of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan, committed to help the BJMP for the new facility.

The 5 thousand square meter lot houses 2 units of 2 storey building, Administration building, Kitchen building, Powerhouse and Perimeter fence with catwalk and interlink wires for the secondary fence.

Congressman Khalid hopes that the facility will be manage well by the BJMP and pledge that his office will provide additional support to the BJMP of Lanao del Norte.

According to the young Solon, “Hopefully all concern, the Provincial Government, the Municipality of Baroy, the BJMP and also the Congress will work together so that we will have a very nice model BJMP Jail here in Lanao del Norte. I think it is all in our best interest that Lanao del Norte stands above the rest in terms of public service.”

Governor Angging humbly recognized the initiative of Congressman Khalid in the construction of the new facility. “All of this is due to the effort of Congressman Khalid when he was still the Governor, and to Mayor Olafsson for unselfishly donated this 5 thousand square meter lot, where this new facility is standing.”

Congressman Khalid downloaded his Congressional Fund to the provincial government to help build in the construction of provincial roads, buildings for provincial offices, and other facilities for the national line agencies.

The Provincial Chief Executive was proud to share to the visitors from the region the reasons that made the province progressive, “Here in Lanao del Norte, we are progressive because the people are very supportive and we are united, the Muslims and the Christians. I hope that when I turnover this facility to the BJMP, you will take good care of it.”

Jail SSupt. Dolojo on behalf of BJMP Regional Director, Jail SSupt. Luisito Caravana Muňoz and the entire BJMP said, “We are so blessed, we are so grateful to have this kind of facility given to us by the local government. BJMP Management are willing to commit full by performing the best that we can, not only to take care of the facility but to produce and to provide inmates that who are really productive. We will apply what is rightful so that we can gain positive feedbacks. To do this, we will assign the best officers and personnel to manage the facility and the inmates and implement the TCMP (Therapeutic Community Modality Program).”

Also in attendance are the Board Members of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan, Honorable Jack Maruhom, Honorable Grecille Matalines, Honorable Reinario Bihag, Honorable Harris Ali, Honorable Mac Dibaratun, Honorable Marivic Ramos, Honorable Superman Usop and the Sangguniang Bayan Members of the Municipality of Baroy, Honorable Edwin Ong and Honorable Manuel Roda. Department heads of the Provincial Government of Lanao del Norte was also there to support and witness the momentous event. PIO-LDN