5 convicts freed under GCTA law surrender in WV
FIVE convicts in Western Visayas who were released from prison as beneficiaries of Good Conduct Time Allowance (GCTA) have surrendered to authorities.
Police Regional Office-6 (PRO-6) spokesperson, Police Lt. Colonel Joem Malong confirmed that
the first convict who surrendered to police is a 57-year-old man only identified by his alias as “Dale.” Dale was reported to have surrendered to the Culasi Police Station in Antique last September 6.
This was then followed by alias “Paolo,” who surrendered to the Tangalan Police Station in Aklan; and alias “Kent” who gave himself up to members of Dingle police.
All three convicts are facing murder charges, and three were also booked by local police.
Aside from the three, two other convicts identified as alias “Ben” and alias “Buloy” also yielded to members of Pavia and Leganes police respectively.
Malong said the surrenderees were later allowed to return home temporarily, with the promise that they will cooperate with police.
The GCTA has been the subject of controversy after it was found out that former Calauan Mayor Antonio Sanchez was supposed to be one of the beneficiaries of the law. His release however was prevented after several critics came out and opposed his release.
The controversy has also resulted to the resignation of Bucor Chief Nicanor Faeldon.*