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GCTA law's revised implementing rules exclude heinous crimes convicts as beneficiaries
by Kristine Joy Patag - September 16, 2019 - 6:25pm
Under the revised rules, prisoners who are charged with heinous crimes are ineligible for a Good Conduct Time Allowance grant.
Jee Ick Joo case faces delay as judge inhibits from trial
by Kristine Joy Patag - September 16, 2019 - 2:41pm
Buan, in granting the separate motions, said that continuing the trial of the case “will already be counter-productive if not prejudicial to the Presiding Judge.”
DOJ: 612 freed convicts of heinous crimes back in BuCor custody
by Kristine Joy Patag - September 16, 2019 - 12:28pm
“Six hundred and twelve prematurely released [Persons Deprived of Liberty] have surrendered and are in the custody of [Bureau of Corrections],” the DOJ said.
Justice department may need 'some form of control' over BuCor amid GCTA mess
by Kristine Joy Patag - September 13, 2019 - 4:00pm
“I am beginning to think that the law itself that supposedly strengthened the BuCor (and consequently diminished DOJ control over it) may have to be reviewed,” Guevarra said.
More insiders willing to tell all on Corrections corruption, Lacson says
by Kristine Joy Patag - September 13, 2019 - 12:45pm
More “insider” witnesses are willing to testify on corruption at the Bureau of Corrections amid the Senate investigation into good conduct and time allowance, said Sen. Panfilo Lacson.
Alejano urges appeals court to stop preliminary probe into sedition rap
by Kristine Joy Patag - September 13, 2019 - 9:55am
Alejano and Sangalang, reportedly a member of former Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV's staff, argued that the prosecution panel is “bereft of authority” to conduct the preliminary investigation.
Prison officer stabbed at BuCor amid probe into GCTA law
by Kristine Joy Patag - September 12, 2019 - 2:39pm
The incident happened as the Senate resumed its legislative inquiry into the Good Conduct and Time Allowance law.
Napoles in custody despite 'erroneous' inclusion in GCTA release list
by Kristine Joy Patag - September 12, 2019 - 11:57am
The DOJ stressed that Napoles “remains at the Correction Institution for Women” and has not been released.
A look at the Supreme Court rulings behind Duterte's order to re-arrest freed convicts
by Kristine Joy Patag - September 5, 2019 - 8:47am
Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra said President Rodrigo Duterte's order to re-arrest 1,914 convicts of heinous crimes who were granted time allowances for their good conduct is based on two Supreme Court...
Can a spoken order bar freed convicts from traveling?
by Kristine Joy Patag - September 5, 2019 - 7:40am
"That is automatic. Son of a whore, if you let them go, you let them board a plane, I will load you on a helicopter and throw you out," President Duterte said.
Duterte wants 1,914 heinous crimes convicts to surrender
by Kristine Joy Patag - September 4, 2019 - 7:08pm
President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the 1,914 heinous crimes convicts freed over the years of implementation of the law cutting down their prison time due to their good conduct to surrender to authorities.
Bersamin: No 'foot-dragging' in Marcos poll protest vs Robredo
by Kristine Joy Patag - September 4, 2019 - 4:23pm
"We are aware that the public is uneasy about ‘foot-dragging,’ as the public may call it, but it is not really foot-dragging if you would know the effort that we have expended in the revision process,"...
Bersamin: Junked Falcis plea has no bearing on future same-sex marriage petitions
by Kristine Joy Patag - September 4, 2019 - 1:31pm
"We cannot call anything from that a precedent,” Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin said Wednesday.
Senate to tackle 'GCTA for sale' in next probe
by Kristine Joy Patag - September 2, 2019 - 7:16pm
The Senate will look into the possibility that good conduct and time allowance grants are being “sold” to inmates.
Tolentino's death penalty pitch hits snag; Eileen's mother prefers life sentence
by Kristine Joy Patag - September 2, 2019 - 5:12pm
"But then, when I thought it over, being a Christian, I would rather have the life sentence," Maria Clara Sarmenta said.
Faeldon: No release order for Sanchez because I recalled it after signing
by Kristine Joy Patag - September 2, 2019 - 1:32pm
Faeldon said that he recalled the release order of convicted rapist and murderer Antonio Sanchez.
Excluded from GCTA or not? Why Sanchez's release was 'a possibility'
by Kristine Joy Patag - September 2, 2019 - 12:46pm
Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra and Bureau of Corrections Director General Nicanor Faeldon gave statements showing two legal opinions that may have brought the "possibility" of rape-slay convict Antonio Sanchez's...
Faeldon camp denies 'wild' corruption allegations from 'grudge-bearers'
by Kristine Joy Patag - September 2, 2019 - 10:01am
In a series of tweets on Sunday night, lawyer Jose Diño took a swipe at unnamed persons who allegedly bear a grudge against Faeldon.
Panelo wants freed 'heinous crimes' convicts back in prison, but time allowances are 'irrevocable'
by Kristine Joy Patag - August 30, 2019 - 5:09pm
According to data of the Bureau of Corrections, there have been more than 22,000 persons deprived of liberty whose GCTA were granted and whose sentences were shortened: Of these, 1,914 inmates were sent to imprisonment...
DOJ to 'hold' released Chinese drug lords pending review of GCTA guidelines
by Kristine Joy Patag - August 30, 2019 - 3:00pm
“If these Chinese drug convicts are still in the custody of the BI, we shall hold them till the [Implementing Rules and Regulation]/guidelines have been reviewed and the joint committee has determined the proper...
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