Lacson hopes Duterte will not ‘recycle’ Faeldon once again. "Strike 2 na 'to!'

compiled photo from Philstar and Inquirer (ctto)

Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) chief Nicanor Faeldon is under hot water once again over the controversial issue on the Good Conduct Time Allowance (GCTA) Law that shortens prison terms based on good conduct.

Members of the Senate will summon Faeldon for a hearing, after the released of nearly 2,000 heinous crime convicts who were supposed to be excluded from coverage under the said law.

Senator Panfilo Lacson is hoping that President Rodrigo Duterte must make serious action over the controversy involving the release of high profile convicts due to the GCTA.

Lacson said in an interview over dwIZ radio Saturday (August 31), Duterte should not “recycle” Faeldon like he did when the former general was tagged in the entry of P6.4-billion worth of shabu when he was chief of the Bureau of Customs (BOC).

“[A]ng aksyon ng Malacanang yung determined, di pahapyaw lang baka ilipat lang, baka ibalik sa BOC. Yan abangan natin anong aksyon gagawin ng Pangulo tungkol dito dahil ito napakalaking pagsubok nito,” Lacson said.

The Senate Blue Ribbon committee, chaired by Sen. Richard Gordon and justice panel will jointly set a hearing on the implementation of the GCTA law since it had been used to justify the release of some notorious inmates.

Faeldon has been invited to the hearing, according to Sen. Gordon.

Based on Lacson's estimates, he said over 800 out of the estimated 1,914 inmates released due to the GCTA Law were under Faeldon.

Lacson said if Faeldon will attend the hearing, he will ask him all the questions about his bases for allowing the inmates’ release. 

“The committee will not stop its inquiry until no stone is left unturned in establishing the culpability of Faeldon and other officials of BuCor, on the accountability side, not to mention exhaustively discuss improvements of RA 10592 on the legislation aspect of the issue at hand.” Lacson said

Source: Politiko

Post a Comment