Locsin fumes at author of GCTA law: ‘P*** i*** ang nagsulat ng hindot na batas na yan’

Department of Foreign Affairs Secretary Teddyboy Locsin Jr. (ctto)

Lawmakers behind the controversial good conduct time allowance (GCTA) law got criticism from Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr.

“Sino ba ang putngina nagsulat ang hind0t na batas ito while sickly old men and women stay in jail,” Locsin said in a tweet.

The Cabinet member was commenting on Karen Davila’s tweet saying that only the rich and powerful prisoners benefited the flawed GCTA law.

“Ang malinaw sa Good Conduct Time Allowance or GCTA Law – mas nakikinabang ang may pera at mayayaman na inmates. Sayang – inabuso ang batas na sana’y nagbibigay ng pangalawang pagkakataon sa mga tunay na nagbago,” Davila said on her tweet

The GCTA law also known as Republic Act No. 10592 expanded good conduct time allowances, allowing shorter prison sentence and early release of some inmates.

On a report from Philstar, Cagayan de Oro City Rep. Rufus Rodriguez, one of the congressmen-authors of the GCTA law said that the bill on expanded GCTA came from senators.

Rodriguez was referring to House Bill 417 and Senate Bill 3064, which were introduced in the 15th Congress and consolidated to become Republic Act 10592 signed by then President Benigno Aquino III on May 29, 2013.

Former Justice Secretary Leila de Lima and former Interior Secretary Mar Roxas, crafted and issued the implementing rules and regulations (IRR) of RA 10592 allegedly, included inmates convicted of heinous crimes as qualified to avail the benefits of the law, according to Politiko report.

Meanwhile, in her statement, De Lima defended the GCTA law against misapplication and misinterpretation to favor certain convicts.

She said, her colleagues in Congress should not blame the enactment of Republic Act (R.A.) No. 10592 or the Expanded GCTA Law, but determine whether its IRR have been followed.

Source: Politiko, Philstar

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