De Lima, Roxas ordered by Ombudsman to clarify GCTA rules for convicts

De Lima, Roxas ordered by Ombudsman to clarify GCTA rules for convicts

The good conduct time allowance (GCTA) law is now being scrutinized by the Office of the Ombudsman and has decided to zero in on the personalities that drafted the Implementing Rules and regulations of RA 10592.
Ombudsman has asked detained Sen. Leila de Lima and former interior secretary Mar Roxas to clarify the implementing rules and regulations (IRR) they drafted for the early release of prisoners based on good conduct credits. 

Under the said law, some 2,000 heinous crime convicts have been released since it was enacted in 2013, has spawned inquiries by the Ombudsman and the Senate following reports it might benefit high profile felony convicted of heinous crimes. Here is where former Calauan, Laguna mayor Antonio Sanchez who has been convicted in the 1990s.
GCTA IRR drafter - Mar Roxas and Leila De Lima
(photo credit to owner)

The said law expanded the computation of GCTA to detention time exempts recidivists, habitual delinquents, escapees and persons charged with heinous crimes, Ombudsman Samuel Martires noted in a Sept. 6 letter to Roxas and De Lima, a former justice secretary. 
As per the IRR, however it only disqualifies recidivists, those who have been "convicted previously twice or more... of any crime," and those who failed to surrender before a court after being summoned, said Martires. 

The Ombudsman has requested De Lima and Roxas to submit within 3 days a written explanation on "why the foregoing provision in the IRR does not contain the same disqualifications as enumerated in the last paragraph of Article 29 of the Revised Penal Code." 

What can you say about the article?

Share us your thoughts by simply leaving on the comment section below. For more news updates, feel free to visit our site often.

Stay updated with today's relevant news and trends by hitting the LIKE button.

Thanks for dropping by and reading this post.

Report from ABS-CBN News

Post a Comment