BJMP Persons Deprived of Liberty undergo the NCA Leadership Journey

On December 3, 2018, inside the Manila City Jail chapel, fifty (50) Persons Deprived of Liberty (PDL) underwent the one-day Ninoy and Cory Aquino Leadership Journey Recollection. Facilitated by NCAF Program Director, Mr. Jampao Reyes, the PDL went through a day of reflection, remembering, and prayer.

PDL participants listen to NCAF Facilitator Jampao Reyes

The day began with the Photo Language activity, where the participants picked a photo they related to from a cluster of pictures. They shared with one another their feelings and most recent experiences within the facility. Afterwards, the participants accomplished the Life Book activity, where they reflected on their memorable experiences of love and care, especially from their family and those they interact with inside the jail. They were then given time to share these experience with their group-mates. Next, a module on Integrity was taught to the participants, discussing the characteristics of a servant-leader, highlighting the importance of a leader that does what’s right regardless of attention or situation. Sir Jampao also emphasized the importance of doing acts of kindness and service for the good of others, perhaps even more than the self.

Senior Inspector Adel Natividad shares his closing remarks with the PDL participants

The recollection ended with the participants expressing their joy and gratitude for all the lessons they learned and the time that was shared with them. One participant shared that, Hindi tayo nag-iisa dahil nandiyan lagi ang Diyos na gumagabay sa atin at ang mga taong ginagamit Niya upang tayo ay huwag mawalan ng pag-asa. (We are not alone because God is always there to guide us and the people He uses to give us hope.)” Another said, “Sana huwag po kayo magsawa sa pagtulong sa amin. Salamat po sa oras na binigay niyo sa amin. (May you not tire of extending your help to us. Thank you for the time you gave us.)” Lastly, one participant expressed his gratitude to the BJMP staff saying, “I am very thankful to all the staff and BJMP personnel for their undying support [for] all inmates.”