Para ‘di na masikip! New city jail to be built in Calapan

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A new city jail will soon rise in Calapan City.

This, after Calapan City Mayor Arnan Panaligan signed a deed of donation of a property to Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP).

The said property, located in Brgy. Sapul, is owned by the City Government.

“A new City Jail will be built in Calapan City – City Mayor Arnan C. Panaligan signs the Deed of Donation of a 1,500 square meter lot in Bgy. Sapul owned by the City Government of Calapan in favor of the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) where a new City Jail will be constructed,” Panaligan’s office said.

“The new facility will be a 4 story building and will be funded by BJMP from its budget allocation,” it added.

The current city jail of Calapan was built in the 80s and is now congested.

“The present city jail, constructed in the 1980s, was designed only for 25 inmates but now houses three times more prisoners than its capacity,” the mayor’s office said.

Present during the signing were Jail Senior Supt. Revelina A. Sindol, Regional Director, BJMP Mimaropa Region, Jail Chief Supt. Dennis U. Rocamora, BJMP Chief of Directorial Staff as witness to the signing of the documents.