While most jail staff and personnel operate in an honest way, some top officials of the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology officers are facing plunder and graft charges due to alleged corrupt practices.
Jail Inspector Angelina Lumba Bautista of the BJMP said this at a press conference on Wednesday dubbed “Double food budget: Corruption in the BJMP?” convened by human rights groups led by the Philippine Alliance of Human Rights Advocates (PAHRA).
Bautista said a plunder complaint was filed with Office of the Ombudsman on March 20, 2015, against seven top officials of the BJMP, in connection with the alleged misappropriation of public funds.
Citing documents from the Province of Bataan, Bautista – currently assigned at Valenzuela City Jail and previously assigned in Bataan and other key cities in Central Luzon – pointed out that the signing of a MOA between a local government unit could be a source of irregularities by some BJMP officials.
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