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‘Di forever sa kulungan! Faeldon: Antonio Sanchez’s release could take years

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Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) chief Nicanor Faeldon said convicted rapist and murderer Antonio Sanchez won’t be freed just yet, but did not discount the possibility he would be walking out of jail despite being meted out seven life sentences.

Faeldon said Thursday (August 22) that the BuCor’s initial assessment showed that Sanchez is not qualified for release because he showed bad behavior in some instances.

“Preliminary, kasi marami siyang involvement sa some not good behaviors, eh baka hindi nga siya qualified, that’s really the probability,” he said at a press briefing at the New Bilibid Prison.

“He may not be qualified to go home today or in the next few months, mukhang hindi siya makakapasok agad. Baka abutin pa siya ng several years,” Faeldon added.

Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra earlier said Sanchez, a former mayor of Calauan, Laguna, may be released soon because of a Supreme Court ruling allowing for the retroactive application of a new law for recomputing an inmate’s good conduct time allowance (GCTA).

Sanchez, was convicted in 1995 over the rape and killing of Eileen armenta, a student at the University of the Philippines Los Baños in 1993.

He was also found guilty of killing Allan Gomez, Sarmenta’s companion.

In 2010, P1.5-million worth of shabu was found inside a statue of Virgin Mary inside Sanchez’s cell at the NBP.

A flat screen TV and air conditioning unit were also seized from him during a raid in 2015.

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