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Isang bala lang! Bong Go warns of ‘shoot to kill’ order if freed convicts due to GCTA don’t surrender

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Convicts of heinous crimes freed because of the Good Conduct Time Allowance (GCTA) Law may be shot dead if they don’t heed President Rodrigo Duterte’s order to surrender within 15 days, Senator Bong Go warned Wednesday (September 4).

In a statement, Go said the re-arrest of convicts released due to the GCTA Law will “correct the error” of prison authorities who allowed them to be freed.

“Sa ngayon, binibigyan sila ng oportunidad na magsurrender. If ayaw nila magsurrender, considered fugitive na sila at danger to the public so shoot to kill if they resist arrest,” he said.

Duterte said in a press conference Wednesday night that released convicts who do not surrender within 15 days will be considered fugitives.

The President said he will decide within three days if a P1-million bounty will be offered for the inmates freed due to the GCTA Law.

Otherwise known as Republic Act 10592, the GCTA Law allows prisoners to cut their jail sentence by racking up credits for showing good behavior.

Otherwise known as Republic Act 10592, the GCTA Law allows prisoners to cut their jail sentence by racking up credits for showing good behavior.

Records of the Bureau of Corrections showed 1,914 convicts have been freed due to the GCTA Law since 2014.

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