De Lima & Roxas should be bared from seeking public office for GCTA mess

De Lima & Roxas should be bared from seeking public office for GCTA mess


As the Filipino saying goes, only carabao’s grows old.
Former Senate President Juna Ponce Enrile, woke up from retirement and made known again that he is still a legal luminaire in his own right.

Shedding a light in the Republic Act 10592 or the Good Conduct Time Allowance (GCTA) Law, whixh he said is actually a good law, what went wrong is when irregularities were inserted in the Implementing Rules and Regulation drafted by  former secretary of Justice Leila de Lima and then Interior secretary Mar Roxas as the real culprits for the can of worms opened at the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor).
Roxas and De Lima
(photo credit to owner)

Enrile clearly knows what he talking about, because he was the Senate President when said law enacted. He says that Ra 10592is clear and needs no amendment.
Section 1 of that law, he says, explicitly excluded, among others, heinous crimes, as within the coverage of that good conduct allowance.
“I understand what happened was the IRR, instead of respecting Section 1 of the amendatory law, included heinous crimes that was excluded from the law,” he said, pointing out that De Lima and Roxas should be disqualified forever for holding any public office.

“Nobody can change, not even the President, the law of Congress,” he emphasized.
Enrile said, De Lima who is a lawyer should have known better, The IRR, we understand, is all about how to implement the law, not violate it. In the case of the GCTA, De Lima and Roxas must have gone beyond the line.
Basic is the rule that nothing can change the law unless Congress acts to change it. But De Lima and Roxas did“They have no right to that. They do not deserve their positions,” Enrile said
Enrile2 says former BuCor chief Nicanor Faeldon, as implementor of the law, was only being guided by the IRR.

“He is not a lawyer. The ones that should be made responsible are those people that made the IRR,” said Enrile, referring toDe Lima and Roxas.





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