COTABATO CITY: Government doctors continue to provide health services for 342 detainees at the Maguindanao provincial jail here in preparation for their transfer soon to a new jail facility in the town of Buluan. Lynette Estandarte, Maguindanao provincial budget officer, said the inmates were served during a day-long medical mission facilitated by the People’s Medical Team of the office of Gov. Esmael Mangudadatu. The provincial government is constructing a bigger detention and reformatory center for the detainees with rehabilitation services for detained drug dependents. Expected to be operational by 2018, the facility will have Islamic and Christian worship sites, according to Estandarte.
JULMUNIR I. JANNARAL