Duterte orders total BuCor revamp

first_img“He wants to stop the corruption in theBuCor,” Panelo said. “The revamp will involve the removal of BuCor officialsand employees and transfer of jail guards based in the provinces to thebureau.” MANILA – Following the controversy of the goodconduct time allowance (GCTA) law, President Rodrigo Duterte ordered a totalrevamp at the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor). Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo saidDuterte issued the directive following the early release of thousands ofheinous crime convicts and other anomalies. According to the BuCor, at least 22,049 personsdeprived of liberty were released from 2014 to 2019 through GCTA, with 1,914 ofthem convicted of heinous crimes such as murder and rape./PN Following the controversy of the good conduct time allowance law, President Rodrigo Duterte orders a total revamp at the Bureau of Corrections. BUCOR.GOV.PHcenter_img BuCor has been at the center of controversyconcerning the release of prisoners, particularly those convicted of heinous crimesdue to GCTA. The GCTA, which was expanded under a 2013 law,came under fire following reports that it could benefit Antonio Sanchez, aformer mayor of Calauan, Laguna convicted in 1990’s rape-murder case. Duterte recently fired BuCor’s former directorgeneral Nicanor Faeldon and appointed Gerald Bantag as replacement.last_img read more

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