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BuCor frees 52 of 2K GCTA surrenderees

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The Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) has freed 52 surrenderers on Friday (Sept. 27), Department of Justice (DOJ) Undersecretary Markk Perete said.

“BuCor has confirmed the release of the first two batches of 52 PDL (persons deprived of liberty)-surrenderers yesterday,” he disclosed on Saturday (Sept. 28).

“Those residing in Metro Manila were immediately released while transportation for those from the provinces is being arranged,” the DOJ spokesman noted.

Perete said the 52 surrenderers were released after it was found that they were not among the convicts who were freed because of good conduct time allowance (GCTA).

They are among the 2,221 surrenderers who heeded the order of President Rodrigo Duterte to surrender.

Duterte gave the order to address fears that unqualified inmates may have been released under the GCTA law.

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