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Faeldon can face 800-year imprisonment for possible violations of GCTA Law – Rep. Nograles

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By JOHN CARLO M. CAHINHINAN

Embattled Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) Director General Nicanor could face up to more than eight centuries in prison for possible violation of the Good Conduct Time Allowance (GCTA) provision of the Revised Penal Code under Republic Act 10592.

Party-list Cong. Jericho Nograles (Puwersa ng Bayaning Atleta) said BuCor officials including Faeldon may be held liable for violation of RA 10592 and could face imprisonment up to 2,160 years for releasing a total of 2,160 heinous crimes convicts from 2014 to 2019.

“Those who recommended release and approved release for the heinous crimes convicts may be criminally liable for violation of Sec. 6 of RA10592 the GCTA law,” said Nograles.

Nograles said violators of the GCTA Law could face one-year imprisonment and fine up to P100,000 if proven guilty for each count of violations.

“2,160 released heinous crimes convicts means 2,160 counts. 2,160 years (na kulong) and 216,000,000 fines per person,”

Nograles earlier stressed that a total 816 inmates form the national penitentiary were released through the GCTA provision under Faeldon’s watch from the period January to August 2019.

Nograles said he already asked the Committee on Justice to direct the BuCor to submit the list of all members of the management, screening, and evaluation committee (MSEC) through the years and who they recommended for release who identified heinous crimes convicts.

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