AMLC and BJMP strengthen ties
The Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC) and the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) bolstered cooperation between them on 18 January 2018. AMLC Secretariat (AMLCS) Executive Director, Atty. Mel Georgie B. Racela, and BJMP Chief, Jail Director Deogracias C. Tapayan, inked the memorandum of agreement (MOA) at the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Complex in Manila with Alvin L. Bermido (AMLCS Bank Officer V) and Clement W. Laboy (Jail Senior Superintendent) signing as witnesses, reinforcing mutual assistance and interest through their diverse functions.
The BJMP implements provisions under Chapter V of Republic Act (RA) No. 6975, also known as the “Department of Interior and Local Government Act of 1990,” as amended, by supervising all city, district, and municipal jails and taking custody of detention prisoners as well as those sentenced for imprisonment for a period of not more than three years.