Sympre may kumita! Teddyboy Locsin: Someone got rich releasing convicts from Bilibid

Foreign Affairs Secretary Teddyboy Locsin / photo from GMA News

Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro “Teddyboy” Locsin Jr. recently tweeted his thoughts on the disputed, controversial issue behind Republic Act 10592 also known as the Good Conduct Time Allowance (GCTA).

Sec. Locsin responded after Senate President Vicente “Tito” Sotto III speculates that  someone must have earned from approving the release of convicts from Bilibid in recent years.

“Meron kayang kumita?… ng malaki,” Sotto asked.

“Of course mayroon kumita. Rearrest the released convicts. Manhunt.” Locsin replied

Locsin believes that at least one government official must be dancing its way to the bank by approving the release of high profile convicts from the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) through the 2013 GCTA Law.

GCTA law has been at the center of controversy after initial news about the possible early release of convicted murderer-rapist Antonio Sanchez broke.

Sotto wondered that there might be possible corruption in releasing inmates after former senator JV Ejercito shared what he learned from Senator Panfilo Lacson about the release of convicts under the GCTA law.

“Had a chat with Sen. @iampinglacson this afternoon at a wedding. He told me that a lot of prisoners including those involved in heinous crimes were already released or are in the process of being released. These inclued Drug Lords, Kidnap for Ransom group members among others,” Ejercito tweeted.

Sen. Lacson earlier revealed that at least five convicted Chinese drug lords and some of the convicts in the rape and murder of sisters Marijoy and Jacqueline Chiong have been released because of the GCTA law.

He said the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) approved the release of the convicts in the Chiong sisters’ case, however, Director General Nicanor Faeldon denied that he signed the release orders.

Meanwhile, the Department of Justice (DOJ) has ordered the suspension of inmates’ GCTA processing in light of the controversy about certain convicts’ release.

Source: Politiko

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