It’s always been the bureau’s advocacy in eradicating drug use among its personnel and PDL. Much more that the current government administration intensifies its fight against its proliferation in the country. Hence the BJMP and PDEA agreed on steps in ensuring a drug-free and drug-cleared jail facilities thru a Memorandum of Agreement in eradicating illegal drug use in all BJMP manned jails.
Knowing the importance of the MOA and its implementing rules and regulation (IRR), the BJMP Region 8 takes further steps in complying with the set requisites in attaining the target. One of which is to conduct drug testing to personnel and PDL. Luckily, the PDEA Region 8 thru Director Edgar T Jubay, MDM, Regional Director PDEA RO8 actively supports this operation. Hence, last October 23-25, 2018, November 12-15 and 19, 2018 J/SINSP JESSIE D BAQUILOD, Chief Operations Division, JO1 Bhell G Mendiola, Regional Nurse and JO1 Michael Jhon L Avelino, Operations Division Clerk, with eight (8) PDEA personnel thru their registered chemists Mr. Gildo Mejarito and Ms. Ma. Edilyn Bulagao visited all jails to conduct surprise drug testing and OPLAN LINIS PIITAN.
All twenty-four (24) active jails from the six (6) different Eastern Visayas provinces were visited for the said purpose. All of them resulted negative to illegal drug use particularly shabu and marijuana. These confirm the region’s support for a drug-free jail facilities ensuring no personnel and PDL shall engage themselves to illegal drug use.