New jail facility in Lanao del Norte unveiled


The provincial government of Lanao del Norte has turned over the newly constructed jail facility to the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) Region 10.

Governor Imelda “Angging” Quibranza-Dimaporo led the turnover and inauguration ceremony together with 1st District Rep. Mohamad Khalid Quibranza Dimaporo and Vice Governor Maria Cristina N. Atay, by handing the actual keys of the facility to Jail Senior Supt. Simeon Dolojo, Assistant Regional Director for Administration-BJMP Region 10.

The two units of two-storey jail facility was built at 5,000 square meter lot at Lower Sagadan, Municipality of Baroy.

Khalid, who was then the governor of the province, recalled that members of the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) told him that the old facility was a violation of human rights as diseases had infected the inmates.

This prompted the local officials and BJMP to work hard to come up with a new jail facility.

Baroy Mayor Rosa D. Olafsson donated the 5,000 sq.m. lot to BJMP, while then Governor Khalid, with the support of the members of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan, committed to help for the construction of the new building.