MANILA, Philippines - The nine jail personnel supposedly involved in last week’s Bataan Provincial jail incident are now relieved and reassigned effective Thursday, the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) announced.
BJMP officials after the directorate for Investigation and Prosecution recommended the relief and charging of appropriate charges against the erring personnel.
The personnel are facing charges for Conduct Grossly Prejudicial to the Best Interest of the Service as provided for under the BJMP Manual Revised 2007.
“The nine officers are relieved from the Bataan District Jail and reassigned to the BJMP Regional Office III, pending the filing of appropriate administrative and criminal charges,” said BJMP director Rosendo Dial.
Dial said inmates who were found to have destroyed government properties also face appropriate criminal charges, according to the recommendations of the investigating panel.
A massive greyhound operations conducted by BJMP-III at the former provincial jail, now Bataan District Jail last week ignited a noise barrage from more than 800 and started destroying cell padlocks, drainage, steel coverings, emergency fire hoses and other belongings issued by the provincial government.
“The bureau does not tolerate its erring personnel and is always ready to execute the full force of the law without prejudice to due process,” said Dial.