Pampanga provincial jail to conduct livelihood programs for detainees

December 10, 2010 12:47 am 

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga, Dec. 9 – The Pampanga Provincial Jail is planning to conduct livelihood programs for the detainees to help augment their income.

Edwin Hardenico, assistant jail warden, said they are now coordinating with the various non-government organizations which manifested willingness to provide resources and technology for the livelihood program.

"There is also an ongoing talks with the provincial government regarding this matter. And I think, it will be implemented very soon with the help of Governor Lilia Pineda," Hardenico said.

"We are looking into how to have funds for the detainees to augment their fund for their daily expenses inside the provincial jail," he said.

Hardenico claimed that the budget allocation for each detainee is not more than P50 per day.

He said that this amount is really small given the high cost of basic commodities.

Asked about the particular livelihood the provincial jail wanted to adapt, Hardenico declared that they could take advantage of the talent of the Kapampangans.

According to him, livelihood involving furniture is perfect for the detainees.

Pampanga is well-known for world class furniture, he added. (PNA)

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