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Guevarra tells Drilon: Don’t threaten DOJ over Antonio Sanchez’s release

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Department of Justice (DOJ) Secretary Menardo Guevarra told Senator Franklin Drilon not to make any threats concerning the issue of the possible early release of rape-slay convict, former Caluaun, Laguna mayor Antonio Sanchez.

“The DOJ has never insisted on the release of mayor sanchez and he doesn’t have to threaten this department,” said Guevarra on Thursday (August 22).

The senator has joined the issue by threatening to file charges if the DOJ fails to stop the release of Sanchez.

Drilon, who was justice secretary when Sanchez got prosecuted, has also sought a inquiry regarding the possible release of the former mayor.

“The conduct of a legislative inquiry is most welcome, as the people are reacting to the effects of the law that the congress itself enacted in 2013,” Guevarra said.

“This maybe a good time for the congress to review its own creation,” he said.

The Secretary cited that Republic Act 10592 increased the number of good conduct time allowance (GCTA) to inmates to allow their early release from prison.

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