At least 560 persons deprived of liberty (PDLs) in the region exercised their right of suffrage during May 9 elections, the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology in Caraga (BJMP-13) said Wednesday.
In a report, BJMP-13 said the number represents 92 percent of the 584 total registered PDL voters in the region.
“Of the total number of PDLs who voted, 513 were males while 47 were females,” the agency said.
In Agusan del Norte, including Butuan City, a total of 163 PDLs were allowed to vote, particularly coming from Butuan City Male Dorm, Butuan City Female Dorm, and Cabadbaran City District Jail.
Seven PDLs also voted from the Bayugan City Jail in Agusan del Sur.
In Surigao del Norte, some 263 PDLs coming from Surigao City Jail, Surigao del Norte District Jail, and the Surigao del Norte Annex at Dapa in Siargao Island, also voted.
In Surigao del Sur, 127 PDLs from the Bislig City Jail, Surigao del Sur District Jail, Bislig District Jail, Cantilan District Jail, and Lianga District Jail cast their votes.
Chief Supt. Jolly Taguiam Jr., the BJMP-13 director, acknowledged the efforts of the different jail facilities in the region on the success of the voting of the PDLs.
Source: Philippines News Agency