CHRISTMAS has so far been cheerful for 1,932 prisoners of the Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center (CPDRC) after they were permitted to invest energy with their friends and family.
Superintendent Reynaldo Valmoria said they chose to give prisoners a unique "family day" in time for the yuletide season beginning last Monday, Dec. 16, 2019, to Saturday, Dec. 21.
He included that they relegated cell numbers to every day of the week to guarantee that the entirety of the around 2,000 detainees can invest energy with their friends and family.
Prisoners from cell numbers one to 27 were first to appreciate a supper and get up to speed with their friends and family last Monday.
The next day, relatives of prisoners in cell numbers 28 to 54 went ahead to visit.
Prisoners from cell numbers 55 to 80 likewise got the opportunity to make the most of their brief span with friends and family last Wednesday.
Prisoners who are confronting drug-related cases are set in cell 1 up to cell 58 on the ground floor, while the rest are put inside cell 59 up on the subsequent floor.
Thursday was doled out to prisoners from cell numbers 81 to 100 and B4.
Those doled out in B3 and segregation cells and the hospital got the chance to meet their friends and family last Friday.
Saturday was doled out to prisoners from cell B2.
Valmoria said the family day exercises, which were held at the quadrangle region, began at 8 a.m. furthermore, finished at 3 p.m.
Aside from having the option to put in a couple of hours with family, prisoners will likewise get new matches of shoes and new regalia from the Provincial Government.
Valmoria said the prisoners are nearly done sewing their regalia.
The Province spent around P500,000 for the yards of material and sets of shoes for the prisoners.
In a previous meeting, Provincial General Services Office Chief Bernard Calderon said the shoes cost a sum of P400,000, with each pair adding up to P165.
The moves of material, then again, were obtained through a money down plan.
In August 2019, a month in the wake of expecting office, Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia visited the office to evaluate its condition.
During her visit, Garcia guaranteed the detainees that they would get new outfits as a feature of her organization's pushed to upgrade the CPDRC.