NEWLY INAUGURATED TPJ BUILDING. Governor Susan Yap and Tarlac Provincial Jail Warden Elsa Miranda pose with the 78 inmates who graduated from the Pagsasanay Na Pangkabuhayan of the provincial government.
Governor Susan Yap recently led the inauguration and blessing of
the newly constructed visiting area and activity center of the Tarlac
Provincial Jail (TPJ).
The new facility will benefit more than 1,000 inmates and their visitors.
Retired Police Col. Elsa Miranda said the building, funded by
the Provincial Government of Tarlac, will be used for various
“With this new building, inmates and their dalaw will find
comfort…activities such as trainings and programs will likewise be
held here,” Miranda said.
The building, which is enclosed in mesh wire has four comfort
rooms— two each for men and women.
After the blessing and inauguration, Yap, together with Miranda and
TPJ personnel held a tree planting activity dubbed “Sagana Ang Yamang
Pangkalikasan at Pangkabuhayan sa Panlalawigang Piitan” at the
facility’s backmost open area.
The governor likewise inspected the jail’s vegetable farm and
The first activity held at the newly inaugurated building was
the graduation of 78 inmates from the provincial government’s
“Pagsasanay Na Pangkabuhayan” program where they were trained in
organic farming and haircutting and hair bleaching.
Training for service automotive electrical component at the TPJ is
In Yap’s message, she urged inmates to use their newly learned
livelihood skills to good use.
“These livelihood skills you just learned will be of great help to you
when you finally get out of this facility. I am sure that you can
start a new life once you applied these sills,” Yap said.
She also advised inmates to continue to dream, hope and pray for the
speedy resolution of their respective cases.
“It does not mean that if you committed something illegal and you have
been jailed you cannot anymore reform and start a new life,” Yap said
in the vernacular adding that the justice system in the country is a
real slow process.
The governor reiterated that her family’s utmost concerns are the
people of Tarlac.
“We value each and every Tarlaqueño that is why we don’t want to see
you suffering…pray hard as miracles do happen,” Yap said