The Bureau of Jail Management and Penology Regional Office VIII celebrated its 25th Anniversary last August 18, 2016 with this years' theme "BJMP @ 25: Husay at Propesyonalismo, Tumutugon sa Hamon ng Pagbabago". The celebration was held at the PNP Regional Office 8 Camp Ruperto Kangleon, Palo, Leyte with J/CSUPT EMMANUEL T SICIO, as the Guest of Honor and Speaker.
The anniversary celebration conferred individual and group awards on outstanding jail personnel District, City and Municipal Jails for the year. Awards were also given to the Service Providers, partner- agencies who contributed in the exemplary performance in safekeeping and development of inmates.
Among the awardees were:
|JPAO of the year||JPAO Western Samar|
|District Jail of the Year||Dolores District Jail|
|City Jail of the Year||Borongan City Jail|
|Female Dorm of the Year||Ormoc City Jail Female Dorm|
|Municipal Jail of the Year||Palo Municipal Jail|
|Best Senior JCO of the Year||J/SINSP MA. LIEZL B ROSALES|
|Best Junior JCO of the Year||J/ INSP MARVIN L CUBIO|
|Best District Jail Warden of the Year||SJO3 Primo D Paloma Jr|
|Best Municipal Jail Warden of the Year||SJO2 Basilio Madula|
|Best Female Warden of the Year||SJO3 Fritzie D Canono|
|Best Male Senior JNCO of the Year||SJO4 Emmanuel I Daga|
|Best Female Senior JNCO of the Year||SJO4 Fe Reynalda Chan|
|Best Male Junior JNCO of the Year||JO2 Elif Peter Radoc|
|Best Female Junior JNCO of the Year||JO1 Anne Rose O Raga|
Our Regional Director, J/SSUPT EFREN A NEMEÑO was a recipient of the Medalya ng Natatanging Gawa (BJMP Outstanding Achievement Medal) for his distinguished or extra- ordinary achievement or service in the advancement of science, socio- economic and other related fields contributing to the enhancement of Jail Services.
Among the highlights of the program was the donning of ranks to ninety (90) newly promoted Jail Commissioned and Non- Commissioned Officers wherein the Assistant Regional Director for Admin & Operations, the Regional Director and the guest speaker himself, J/CSUPT EMMANUEL TABO SICIO led in the ceremonial donning of ranks to the promoted personnel.
The BJMP was created on January 2, 1991 thru Republic Act 6975 as a line bureau of DILG. It is mandated to address the growing jail management and penology problems in the country.