About the Author
http://www.philippineprisons.com 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 a retired 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. He maintains a regular column “Warden’s Corner” in a newstab (Daily Sun) and also has a weekly radio program (Oras ng Katarungan) over at DXAM 1017 MHZ AM Band in Davao City.
(Previously, Superintendent Tesoro has been designated as acting Assistant Director for Operations and for the fourth time named as Head of the New Bilibid Prison /National Penitentiary in Muntinlupa City, Metro Manila. Thereafter, he was back as Superintendent of Davao Prison and Penal Farm—the second biggest penal establishment in terms of population and also the site of a satellite facility for female offenders, until he retired.)
February, 2015, while on leave, Supt VJT was able to publish his 5th book “Prison Notes and other social concerns.” It’s a compilation of his published blogs/ columns. He was also able to write and publish his first attempt in contributing to literature “Muntinlupa A Novel.”
His entry in the field of Literature as novelist is a fondest dream that has become a reality.
July, 2015, Supt VJT, 61, will become citizen VJT after he retires from the Prison Service. He has served government for 38 years and has decided to pass on the torch to the youthful officers.
VJT intends to spend his remaining time in the comfort of his library, read books and publish works on top of fulfilling his artistic, literary, scientific and musical inclination.
VJT, since 2012, has transferred and is residing in Panabo City, Davao del Norte.