MAASIN CITY, Southern Leyte March 3 (PIA) - The Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) – Maasin City Jail successfully equipped residents with livelihood skills while undergoing transformation in prison cells.

  Maasin City Jail Warden, Jail Chief Inspector Arlene Barraca reported that a total of 64 residents and a mobile teacher underwent the three day skills training conducted right at the jail's visitation area of Maasin City Jail from February 27 up to March 1, 2017.   City Jail Warden Barraca further reported that with the assistance of BJMP Region VIII staff, Senior Jail Officer 2 (SJO2) Erick Elisan of Inmates Welfare and Development (IWD) facilitated for the conduct of livelihood skills training on food processing, paper handicrafts, rubber stamp making, trending balloon design and balloon twisting.   The residents who participated were guided to the different skills training as follows: (35) food processing,(21) trendy balloon design/ balloon twisting, (11) rubber stamp making, (12) paper handicraft. A mobile teacher on Alternative Learning System (ALS), DioscoraAsis participated in the said training.   On food processing, SJO2 Erick K. Elisa demonstrated how to make smoked fish with the use of improvised smoke house and coconut husk and also how to make pork tocino. While on paper handicrafts, the materials used were scratch paper of old newspapers water cellophane and tie wires.   The materials used for the trendy balloons or balloon twisiting and rubbers for the rubber stamp making were provided by SJO2 Erick Elisan, Barraca said. (esg/PIA8-SoLeyte)