Last June 26, 2015, the 12th Sangguniang Panlungsod conducted their last regular session for the month of June at the Barangay Hall of Cabawan. The session was the 9th Out of the City Hall Session conducted jointly with the Barangay Council of Cabawan.
The session was led jointly by 12th Sangguniang Panlungsod Presiding Officer Jose Antonio S. Veloso and Punong Barangay Luis Coto of Barangay Cabawan.
Bohol District Jail Chief Inspector Jose T. Abueva and City Jail Senior Inspector Roberto Crisanto Alpon III joined the joint session and took the opportunity to air out requests and concerns in their respective offices.
Chief Inspector Abueva requested the body to help in the lighting of the street posts along the way to the Bohol District Jail. He emphasized the importance of the street lights, especially during times when they have to usher inmates to the hospital during night time. He also said that inmates might plan an escape route and take advantage of the cover of darkness.
Senior Inspector Alpon also the help of the Sangguniang Panlungsod to remind the City Government of their requests made during the Executive, Legislative Agenda (ELA) such as the lot titling and the naming of the lot currently occupied by the City Jail, which is under the name of the City School Board, a service vehicle and the strengthening and expansion of the perimeter fence of the City Jail. Alpon stressed that if the lot occupied by the City Jail would be transferred under its name, the City Jail can make improvements and receive counterpart appropriations from the bureau. He also added that there is an increase in the number of inmates after the successive drug bust operations within the City but only one service vehicle in a not-so-good condition.
Hon. Jeremias Pabe took charge of Abueva’ s concern and will coordinate with the City Engineering Office and the Barangay Council of Cabawan to provide and install the street lights.
Hon. Bebiano Inting informed the body that there is a Program of Works for the City Jail and will make the necessary follow-up to ensure that these programs will be realized.