Panelo points to De Lima and Mar Roxas for GCTA scandal: They crafted the messy IRR

Panelo points to De Lima and Mar Roxas for GCTA scandal: They crafted the messy IRR

The problems besetting the Good Conduct and Time Allowance (GCTA) Law has made government officials call on an in depth investigation as regards who could be the possible culprit or who has caused this big scandal in our justice system.

Presidential Spokesperson and concurrent Presidential Legal counsel Atty. Salvador Panelo has pointed the blame to former Justice Secretary Leila de Lima and Interior Secretary Mar Roxas  for creating the confusion on implementing the Good Conduct and Time Allowance (GCTA) Law during the administration of former President Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III.

In one of the Malacanang Press Briefings, Panelo said  Leila de Lima, now a detained senator, and Mar Roxas crafted and issued jointly the implementing rules and regulations (IRR) in 2014 or a year after the enactment of GCTA Lawfor use by the Bureau of Corrections as their bible determining which convicts deserve an early release.

Aquino, De Lima, and Roxas
(photo credit to owner)

“Leila de Lima issued and crafted a reso—implementing rules and regulations together with the DILG Secretary Roxas, placing those convicted of heinous crimes as covered by Republic Act 10592. I think that started the whole thing,” he added.
He said this was the reason why President Rodrigo Duterte said this problem did not originate under his watch. “If they’re saying that why are you not removing those people who have been doing the wrong computations? The President’s answer is: ‘I cannot do that because they are covered by the Security of Tenure. They are—they were employees of the previous Administration and even prior to that. So, please don’t blame me. Tell that to Mrs. Chiong.”
Bureau of Corrections Chief Nic Faeldon admitted during a senate hearing that atleast3 of the convicted felon in the Chiong sister case have been freed under this law.

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