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A New Home For BJMP Regional Office 8
Something to call your own matters a lot. It gives you the rights and privileges to freely innovate and develop a property, unrestricted by other parties. Knowing that its finally your own, adds sense of security and comfort of its discretion.
Finally, the BJMP Regional Office VIII has something new to call its own place. A home where all jail operations and administrations shall be the command center region wide located at Brgy. Guindapunan, Palo, Leyte. The area was acquired thru the donated lot from the Local Government Unit of Palo, Leyte under Hon. Remedios Matin L. Petilla, Municipal Mayor.
The unending passion and motivation of our new Regional Director, J/SSUPT FELIXBERTO S JAGORIN JR, DSC, materialized the anticipated transfer last 22 August 2017 thru his outlay. A laid "OPLAN Lipat Opisina" served as the protocol in the speedy transfer to its new location.
Fortunately, J/SUPT PETER D BONGNGAT JR, Warden of TCJMD, coordinated with the Tacloban City Government thru Hon. Christina G. Romualdez, City Mayor and has gained support by directing the City Engineers Office to have their vehicle be of use. Similarly, J/SINSP GUSSER GADONG, Warden of Balangiga DJ lent his personal trucking vehicle to be utilized as well in the immense load of office materials, equipments and other machineries. The added manpower coming from the new Jail Officer 1 recruits, facilitated the swift transfer of loading and unloading heavy office equipments. The coordinated and cooperated regional office personnel actions, made it possible for the organized transfer per office division.
As a tradition, a ritual purification and cleansing ("padugo") was conducted prior the execution of the said OPLAN early morning of 22 August 2017. J/SINSP MA. LIEZL R MENDIOLA, Chief Budget and J/INSP MARVIN L CUBIO, Regional Engineer graced the ritual activity for the symbolic sturdiness of the new building.
Upon installation of all office equipments, it did not stop the zeal of all to make improvements and modifications in setting up the office. For three (3) weeks and still counting, a fresher and exquisite interior crafted from personnel innovations, implies to inspire all to work better for the Bureau.
Relative thereto, and in celebration of a milestone achievement thru our Father's guidance, blessing of the new regional office was conducted last 04 September 2017, blessed by J/SUPT JOSUE ELMER P TUMAMAK, Regional Chaplain. That day was a history in the making per Regional Director's note; first traditional Monday flag raising ceremony, a blessing event and a fresh start for all personnel to serve the Bureau on this new building. Hence, a remarkable day deserved a feast of satiating meals, signifying a renewed jail management under new authority and facility.
Finally, a new home for all jail personnel to deal with daily jail operations, and shall be the beating heart of BJMP Region VIII.