Da­vide in, Le­gaspi out

Cebu Gover­nor Hi­lario Da­vide III will now serve as the act­ing jail war­den of the Cebu Pro­vin­cial De­ten­tion and Re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion Cen­ter (CPDRC).

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Roberto "Bobby" Le­gaspi, who used to be the jail fa­cil­ity’s of­fi­cer-in charge, will now han­dle the Civil Se­cu­rity Unit (CSU) of the Cebu pro­vin­cial gov­ern­ment.

The change was ef­fec­tive last Tues­day. Aud­esti Miguel will re­main as the CPDRC’s as­sis­tant jail war­den.

The op­er­a­tions in the fa­cil­ity will not be af­fected af­ter Le­gaspi had va­cated the post, as he will still co­or­di­nate with the per­son­nel from Philip­pine Na­tional Po­lice (PNP) and Philip­pine Drug En­force­ment Agency (PDEA).

“I will be in the back­ground, I will still be co­or­di­nat­ing (with the) PNP and PDEA. Aud­esti will con­cen­trate on the ad­min­is­tra­tion func­tions within CPDRC. Ako, I’ll go back to my main job,” he said, adding that there are a lot of prov­ince-owned prop­er­ties that need to be se­cured.

“It’s not only (the) Capi­tol com­pound, be­cause the prov­ince has lots of prop­er­ties and (the) guards need to con­cen­trate on that,” said Le­gaspi.

Last March 1, Da­vide ap­pointed Le­gaspi as the “act­ing war­den” of CPDRC af­ter he re­lieved for­mer jail war­den Gil Ma­cato from his post for his al­leged fail­ure to “clean” the fa­cil­ity from con­tra­bands.

Le­gaspi is not to­tally leav­ing CPDRC since CSU is also part of a task force that con­sists of the Pro­vin­cial Ad­min­is­tra­tor, the Pro­vin­cial Gen­eral Ser­vices Of­fice and the Pro­vin­cial Hu­man Re­sources Of­fice.

“I’m still part of the Task Force. (Aud­esti) Miguel will have to re­port to the body. They have to re­port and give a weekly re­port to the Task Force,” Le­gaspi said.

Miguel will han­dle the over­all op­er­a­tions within the fa­cil­ity while Sul­li­van Vi­rausa will be in charge of the CPDRC ad­min­is­tra­tion.

Le­gaspi said Apolo­nio Ba­clayon is now as­signed at the Pro­vin­cial En­vi­ron­ment and Nat­u­ral Re­sources Of­fice (PENRO).

Vi­rausa and Ba­clayon were re­cently hired by the pro­vin­cial gov­ern­ment and both un­der­went train­ing on jail man­age­ment.

Le­gaspi added that the po­si­tion of CPDRC chief jail war­den is now open and the pro­vin­cial gov­ern­ment hopes that they would be able to hire some­one to han­dle the po­si­tion by the end of the year.

“Hope­fully, by the end of the year. Some­one who has more ex­pe­ri­ence on penol­ogy (or jail man­age­ment),” he said.


Cebu Gover­nor Hi­lario Da­vide III will serve as the Act­ing Jail War­den of the Cebu Pro­vin­cial De­ten­tion and Re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion Cen­ter af­ter the trans­fer of Roberto “Bobby” Le­gaspi to the Civil Se­cu­rity Unit.

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