BATAAN DISTRICT JAIL – He is not a native of Bataan but for Bataan district jail warden Supt. Andrew Tauli, the more than 2,000 inmates’ welfare here should be always a top priority of his leadership being also a human being.
“Some of the prisoners here have not yet been convicted and are still innocent so they also deserve to be treated well,” said Supt Tauli, an Ilocano from Baguio City.
A graduate of the Philippine National Police Academy class 96, Col. Tauli is coordinating with the Bataan Peninsula State University (BPSU) teachers who are providing technical skills and trainings to the inmates.
Tauli is also pushing for various vocational trainings of the inmates, saying “they can be trained while inside the jail.”
He is also arranging with various companies in Mariveles to get some products that can be made by the inmates.
“Kikita ang mga bilanggo habang nasa loob sila ng piitan. Nakikipag ugnayan na tayo sa mga kompanya para mabigyan ng pangkabuhayan ang mga bilanggo dito,” pointed out Tauli.
Aside from this, the inmates have been receiving free medical and dental services thru the Iglesia Ni Cristo church and other organizations.
Once the inmates are freed, Tauli said that they can then become productive members of the society and lead decent lives.