Press Release
November 19, 2019


After gracing the 3rd Asian and Pacific Conference on Penal Health held at the New World Makati Hotel on Friday, Senator Richard J. Gordon visited the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) exhibit area located outside the ballroom and bought acrylic paintings made by inmates from penitentiaries in Tagaytay City, Batangas.

Gordon bought six paintings and expressed his admiration to the inmates who have shown their skills and talents in art. He mentioned considering having the same exhibit at the Senate of the Philippines not only to showcase the inmates' artworks, but to help them raise money for their release, as well.

According to BJMP, part of the proceeds of the paintings will be used as payment for the bails and fines of deserving persons deprived of liberty (PDL). This is part of Tagaytay City Jail's Sponsor-a-Release Program.

Aside from canvass paintings, the BJMP is also selling artworks made from rhinestones, beaded vases, foot rags, neck pillows, cloth slippers, and flowers and pots made from recycled papers, which are all crafted by inmates from Tagaytay City, Antipolo City and Rizal province.

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