23 Students inmate graduates celebrate simultaneously when they throw their respective caps after the graduation ceremony at the 30th University of Perpetual Help Extension School, Camp Sampaguita, Medium Security Compound, New Bilibid Prison (NBP), Muntinlupa City on Thursday, May 9, 2019. 42 inmates also finished Computer Hardware Course and 22 completed the Senior High School. (Photo by Dennis Abrina/UPH)

Disclaimer: Faces of the graduates are blurry and names are not included due to PRIVACY ACT LAW

23 Student inmates earned degree in Perpetual Bilibid Graduation Rites 2019.

MUNTINLUPA CITY. – 23 inmate students inside Medium Security Compound in Camp Sampaguita, New Bilibid Prison (NBP) in this city finished their 4 year degree course inside the penitentiary, last, May 9, 2019 during the 30th University of Perpetual Help Bilibid Extension School commencement Exercise at College Building.

On 89 graduates of Batch 2019, 23 of them finished degree of Bachelor of Science in Entrepreneurship, 42 finished Computer Hardware Servicing course and 22 completed the Senior High School program.

This year’s guest of honor and speaker Director General Nicanor Faeldon of Bureau of Correction (BuCor) speaks before the student graduates and relatives of the inmate graduates at the newly erected college building covered court.

“This learning institution really helped inmate to reformed. Dapat lahat ganito para magtiwala ang mga investors to put up business here at NBP.” Director General Faeldon said in his speech during the program.

“We need to have an alternative job to earn a living here inside this institution para mabuhay ang inyong mga pamilya sa labas at ng hindi kayo makaisip ng masamang gawain sa dito sa loob ng piitin.” Faeldon added.

“The BuCor is now looking for a business industry that will put business here in jail to make every inmate a productive one.” Faeldon added more.

Bilibid Extension School is a comprehensive program of the university seeks to help in rehabilitation of medium risk prisoners through education, skills, training and development, which now produced 564 graduates since it established in 1985 by UPH Chairman of the Board Dr/BGEN Antonio L. Tamayo.

The Bilibid Extension School in Camp Sampaguita is one of the Perpetual’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program, together with the Mangyan Mission School in Sito Lawanan, Barangay Lumangbayan, Abra de Ilog, Occidental Mindoro.

42 students inmates received citations including the Gold Medallion for the Academic Excellence Awards for the BS Entrepreneurship and Dr. Antonio Laperal Tamayo Gold Medalion for Leadership Award. (Dennis Abrina/UPH)