Remulla hails BuCor for first-ever graduation,
moving-up rites for PDLs

30 May 2024

Justice Secretary Jesus Crispin “Boying” C. Remulla highly recognized the unwavering efforts of Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) Director General Gregorio Catapang, Jr. in giving paramount importance to education and learning of persons deprived of liberty (PDLs).

This as the New Bilibid Prison-Minimum Security Camp (NBP-MinSeCamp) wrapped-up its first-ever Graduation Rites and 2nd Moving-Up Ceremony for 57 PDL students last May 23, wherein 37 of which are from the Elementary Level while 20 came from the Alternative Learning System-Basic Literacy Program (ALS-BLP).
Retired Police General Nicanor A. Bartolome was designated as Keynote Speaker of the event, together with the some DepEd Officials and teachers led by Dr. Marissa M. Andanaza, ALS and Kindergarten Education Program Specialist and Ms. Lerma L. Galang, Education Program Especialist.

“Your perseverance and resilience despite the challenges and struggles behind bars to acquire precious wisdom is a testament that your past can never describe who you are. Today, you emerged victorious in one of the most important battles in life –the Fight for Proper Education. You now have the power in your hands to rewrite your own destinies.” Secretary Remulla told the PDL graduates.

“The efforts of Gen. Catapang in administering the Bureau of Corrections  is very commendable, keep up the good work and continue being a beacon of hope for our reforming PDLs, continue to make a difference,” the Secretary said.

The education of PDLs is part of BuCor’s Reformation Program.


Photo courtesy: Bureau of Corrections

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