19 City Jail inmates completed Alternative Learning System PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 14 July 2018 16:29

By Dan Toribio

Nineteen male Persons Deprived of the Law (PDL) has completed the Alternative Learning System (ALS) course inside the City Jail last Thursday afternoon.

City Jail Warden Chief Insp. Nathanel Aljas disclosed that 23 PDLs took the entrance examination but four of them failed.

Aljas said that it was the first time to have such short course that gave opportunity to the qualified PDLs and he stressed out that there will be more graduation will happen in the next years.

The ALS graduates from the City Jail can enroll in college upon their release from detention.

The jail warden added that ALS inside the jail is one way to let the PDLs that they are still part of the society and to give them chance to finish their high school course.

District II Councilor Benjamin “BG” Guingona was one of the distinguished guests during the graduation ceremonies.

Guingona underscored the vital importance of the ALS especially to those PDLs inside the City Reformatory Center. He also credited the officials of the BJMP and the City Jail for adopting ALS as one of their importance programs intended for their inmates.

Meanwhile, Aljas further disclosed that since he assumed office he started introducing programs for the benefits of the PDLs.

As a result of Aljas’ programs the city jail has been recently awarded as Best City Jail nationwide.

Another program being introduced by Aljas is the cleanliness inside the facility.

Aside from the 19 male PDLs, there were also from the female dormitory who also completed the ALS. – Dan Toribio