Inmates to make, sell hollow blocks


ROXAS City — About 30 inmates from the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) in Brgy. San Jose here will become much more useful individuals while waiting for the resolution of cases filed against them.

The city government, through the City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO), has allotted P200,000 to assist the inmates in their “livelihood” — making hollow blocks.

The amount was used to purchase a hollow block-making machine and other materials.

“We will not give them fish but will teach them how to fish so (they) would not only build their self-esteem but will also develop the right attitude to sweat out for a living to survive,” said Mayor Angel Alan Celino.

The city government will purchase the hollow blocks that will be produced by the inmates for the city’s engineering and construction projects, such as the daycare centers and other infrastructures.

Earlier, Celino gave assistance to handicapped persons currently under the custody of the CSWDO, who are now producing the “best” bread in their bakery.

The city government bought the breads for its feeding program in the different barangays in this city./PN


Man beats doc

ROXAS City — A 74-year-old doctor of Igbaras, Iloilo was hit on the head with a piece of wood by his fishpond caretaker in Brgy. Pawa, Panay, Capiz the other day.

Police said Dr. Leo Abadesco was brought to a hospital here.

He was hit by Arnel Dieta, 20, of Brgy. Ambilay, Panitan, Capiz, police said.

Dr. Abadesco, police said, allegedly scolded Dieta upon arriving in his fishpond in Brgy. Pawa, Panay.

After Dieta hit the doctor, the latter drew out a gun and shot the former.

Dieta, who was hit on the hand and foot, fled after the incident.

Policemen recovered a 12-gauge shotgun, two empty shells of .45-caliber pistol and a knife allegedly owned by the suspect from the scene of the incident. (Felipe 

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