About

Philippineprisons is the site of Venancio J. Tesoro’s reflective notes on the prison service.  It is also his journal and diary.  Venancio J. Tesoro is presently Penal Superintendent IV of the Bureau of Corrections and has written several books on Criminal Justice Administration (specifically Corrections).  He is also an academician, Criminology Board Reviewer, public speaker and a certified lecturer of Penology.  In between scholastic commitment, he is also into arts—as a sculptor, wood carver, painter, culinary field and portraitist.  He dabbles in poetry, music composition and plays the drum in a musical band.

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2 Responses to About

  1. Dear Superintendent Tesoro,

    I hope this message finds you well.

    Please kindly let me introduce myself, my name is Melinda Vecseri. I am the Programme Director for Security Seminars at the Galilee Management Institute in Israel.

    I have read your blog and I am very impressed by your dedication and open-mindedness towards Correctional Services. At the Galilee Management Institute, for many years now, we organise an annual International Prison Management and Rehabilitation Seminar discussing the newest approaches within this field. I would be honoured, if I could send you a formal invitation to our Seminar together with the detailed curriculum. The Seminar will be held in 19-30 July, 2012 in Israel.

    Please find here my email address and the website of our College.

    I am looking forward to hearing from you.

    Have a nice week.

    Best regards,

    Melinda Vecseri

    • Madam Melinda, greetings. It is with great honor to have been appreciated by an expert in criminal justice administration and to think that it came from a country I have been dreaming of visiting. I have read the book of Dan Senor and Saul Singer on Start-Up Nation and Life magazine on Holy Land; and I have longed to see Israel up close and of course the Holy Land. Of course, it is a dream until your communication came by. I am a prison administrator assigned in the second biggest prison facility in my country and I have been using Israeli principles in some of our prison programs, especially those pertaining agriculture and a sprinkle of security. I look forward for your invitation. My official address is P/Supt IV Venancio J. Tesoro, Davao Prison and Penal Farm, Dapecol Receiving Office, Bajada St., Davao City, Philippines. My email address is vjtesoro@yahoo.com. Thank you so much and more power.

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