Signal jammers cannot solve the delicate problem of drugs or smuggling

ILOILO-There is no evidence that the Prison Administration and Penalty Bureau (BJMP) will discard the telephone jammer installed in the Iloilo District Prison (IDJ) in Barangay Nanga, Pototan. An inspection conducted yesterday found that these devices were not the cause of bad cell phone signals that annoyed some residents.

The Sangguniang Panlalawigan Public Order and Security Committee, chaired by June Mondejar, a member of the Provincial Assembly, inspected the prison facilities together with the Transportation, Communications and Utilities Committee and District 6 of the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC). NTC engineers checked the radial coverage of the telephone signal jammer.

They may have called and texted about two or three meters from the device. “Peremne welcomes the proposal. The BJMP headquarters does indeed require that all prisons with more than 1,000 prisoners must be equipped with jammers. Peremne said that IDJ aims to accommodate about 2,000 prisoners and currently has 1,529 residents.

Regarding complaints from residents of Barangay Nangi, Mondejar said that his committee will call on Smart and Globe officials to explain their signal strength in the village. Earlier this month, SP member Matt Palabrica said that signal portable jammer  have troubled Barangay Nanga residents near IDJ.

“Residents within 300 meters cannot send text messages, make calls or use the Internet normally. The main center of Barangay, 100 meters away, is also severely affected. Formal communication with other government agencies, especially in emergencies, cannot be carried out 24/7 Happened,” complained Parabrica. He said the incident had a serious impact on the economic and social life of Baranga residents.

Parabrica emphasized: “They cannot optimize their livelihoods, nor can they keep in touch with other families and relatives. Nowadays, life is so dependent on mobile phone communication.” Parabrica added that signal jammers cannot solve drugs Or the subtle problem of smuggling control and fear.