The Bureau of Jail Management and Penology – National Capital Region conferred the Quezon City Male Dormitory (QCJMD) with an award as NCR’s best city jail.
BJMP-NCR recognized the institution during their 31st Anniversary celebration at The Elements in Eton Centris last week. It is the first time that the QC Jail Male Dorm received this distinction.
“Lubos na ikinagagalak ng Lungsod Quezon ang pagkapanalo ng ating QCJ Male Dormitory bilang pinakamahusay na jail institution sa buong NCR. Patunay ito na naging mabisa ang pagsasabuhay nila ng kanilang tungkulin na maging pansamantalang tahanan para sa mga kababayan nating bumabangon mula sa kanilang kinakaharap na kaso,” Mayor Joy Belmonte said.
Aside from this, the Quezon City government also received a special award for continuously supporting the institution and providing aid for Persons Deprived of Liberty (PDL) throughout the years.
“Binabati ko ang lahat ng kawani ng BJMP sa ating QC Male Dormitory, sa pangunguna ni Jail Superintendent Michelle Ng Bonto, sa tagumpay na ito. Patuloy ang pagbibigay ng suporta ng lokal na pamahalaan sa inyo upang mas maibigay natin ang mga pangangailangan ng mga mamamayan na nagbabagong-buhay,” the Mayor added.
The city government has been closely coordinating with the QC Male Dormitory to provide the needs of their institution, including livelihood and health programs.
BJMP-QC’s Quezon City Jail Ligtas COVID Center and Quarantine Facility was also recognized as the Best Quarantine Facility in NCR.
“Lubos na nagpapasalamat ang Quezon City Jail Male Dormitory at ang buong pamunuan ng BJMP-NCR sa pangunguna ni Regional Director JCSupt Luisito C. Muñoz sa suporta ng ating butihing Mayor Joy Belmonte sa capability developments, programs, and projects na patuloy na ipinagkakaloob para sa ating mga PDL at jail personnel. Makakaasa po kayo na lalo pang pagbubutihin ng QCJMD ang paglilingkod at serbisyo publiko sa mga QCitizens sa ilalim ng aming pangangalaga,” JSupt. Bonto stressed.
In May, the city commended Bonto for enforcing Operation Greyhound in which contrabands such as bladed weapons, cash and drugs were discovered tucked away inside the walls and floorboards of jail premises and subsequently confiscated,
In March, Mayor Belmonte led the turnover ceremony of the newly-built QC Male Dormitory in Barangay Bagong Silangan. The city bought the 2.4 hectare land where it is situated, and as per usufruct agreement, the site was used to build the biggest jail dormitory in the country.
The facility is compliant with United Nations standards and is expected to decongest the current city jail along EDSA.
Personnel of QC Male Dormitory are also involved in the formulation of city programs as active members of the city’s Peace and Order Council.