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Dumaan sa backdoor! Drilon finds no mention of Sanchez’s case in screening panel’s records

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Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon believes former Calauan, Laguna mayor Antonio Sanchez’s bid for early release was irregular since his name wasn’t included in the records of the Management Screening and Evaluation Committee (MSEC).

Drilon pointed out the absence of Sanchez’s name in the MSEC’s records during the continuation of the joint Senate committee hearing on the Good Conduct Time Allowance (GCTA) Law Monday (September 9).

The document was submitted to the the Senate Blue Ribbon and Justice committees.

“The minutes (of MSEC) that you submitted did not seem to include Mr. Sanchez as among those whose entitlement to the GCTA was taken up, contrary to your rules,” Drilon told Bureau of Corrections legal division chief Fredric Anthony Santos.

The MSEC decides on whether an inmate is entitled to GCTA. The panel submits its recommendation to BuCor officials.

When Santos said he will check the minutes again, Drilon replied that even the Senate technical staff found no record of Sanchez’s name in the MSEC’s minutes.

Sacked BuCor chief Nicanor Faeldon said he was unaware of whether the MSEC deliberated on Sanchez’s case since the papers of the convicted rapist and murderer were only sent to his desk for approval.

“I’m not aware because when I looked at the documents I saw that it passed through the Office of Security and Operation, the acting chairman of the national MSEC, so when there is an endorsement from that office, my assumption was it passed through all the other requirements before it reaches my office,” he said.

Drilon said the absence of Sanchez’s name in the MSEC’s records showed his case didn’t pass through the committee, as required by law.

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