PNP ready to re-arrest freed heinous crime convicts by GCTA

PNP ready to re-arrest freed heinous crime convicts by GCTA




The mess that was created by the grant of good conduct time allowance (GCTA) under Republic Act 10592 is gonna be an extra work for the Philippine National Police (PNP).

The PNP has made it public that they are willing to re-arrest heinous crime convicts who were released due to the contentious provisions on the grant of good conduct time allowance (GCTA) under Republic Act 10592, a law which was signed during the previous administration.


“The PNP is ready to field tracker teams to assist the Bureau of Corrections in accounting for national prisoners released thru Good Conduct Time Allowance (GCTA) if it will be necessary to recall these convicts,” PNP chief, Gen. Oscar Albayalde, told reporters in a press conference in Camp Crame in Quezon City.
PNP Chief Gen. Oscar Albayalde
(photo credit to PNA)
“These persons were convicted by the court to serve prison sentence for their crime. Should there be any nullification or invalidation of their early release from prison, these convicts will be treated as fugitives from justice, thus warrantless arrest is applicable,” Albayalde explained.
The PNP chief said that they are closely monitoring the developments on this matter and will be guided accordingly by orders and issuances from higher authorities to ensure inter-agency coordination.

Earlier reports by media said close to 2,000 inmates, including those who were convicted for heinous crimes and drug trafficking, were ordered released by the BuCor, through the GCTA, since 2013.







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