GOV. Arthur Defensor Sr. has released P38 million to the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) for the expenses of the Iloilo Provincial Integrated Jail (IPIJ).
Such amount, to last until December this year, will be used specifically for food, water, electricity and other operational expenses.
This financial help is temporary until the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) includes the same amount in the BJMP budget next year.
If the DBM does not include it, the management of the IPIJ will be returned to the provincial government.
Going back to the P38 million, we hope that the amount will be used honestly – wala kawti-anay.