Senate President Vicente Sotto III claimed to have received an “A1” intelligence report on the corruption within the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) in connection to granting Good Conduct Time Allowance (GCTA) to inmates.
Sotto said he has shared the report with Senator Panfilo Lacson ahead of the continuation of the joint Senate hearing on the GCTA Law Thursday (September 5).
“Milyones daw, yun ang kwento,” the Senate President told reporters Wednesday (September 4).
Sotto said the entire BuCor is reportedly benefiting from the alleged payoffs.
“Sa kuwento kasi nilalahat e, tignan natin kung hanggang saan,” he said. “Kung hindi aamin ang tumanggap at hindi aamin ang nagbigay, e kung may umamin na nagbigay na hindi nakalabas o merong umamin na nakita niyang nagpalitan, nagbigayan.”
Sotto refused to say who his source was for the supposed intelligence report, except that it was an “A1” personality.
Citing sources, Lacson earlier said that bribing officials is rampant at BuCor.
Sotto said the recent killing of BuCor chief administrative officer 3 Ruperto Traya may be related to the controversy over the early release of some convicts of heinous crime.s
“According to intel reports that we gathered from the inside, it is related to the releases,” he said.