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Tulog sa pansitan! Drilon: GCTA Law flawed but Faeldon liable for negligence

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Sacked Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) chief Nicanor Faeldon could be held liable for incompetence and neglect over the implementation of the Good Conduct Time Allowance (GCTA) Law, Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon said Tuesday (September 17).

Drilon made the remark even as he acknowledged there are flaws in the GCTA Law that allowed convicts of heinous crimes to be released.

“For incompetence and neglect, I think Faeldon is responsible. But for the law itself, there is doubt thrown on the coverage or inclusion of the life termers in the GCTA Law. The confusion rose in the manner the law was crafted,” he said.

“That is why I am saying I am not prepared to say that there is a malicious intent to violate the law. But certainly, there is negligence when we hear all these anomalies that have nothing to do with the law,” Drilon added.

President Rodrigo Duterte fired Faeldon over the controversy surrounding the GCTA Law’s implementation.

Otherwise known as Republic Act 10592, the GCTA Law allowed inmates to qualify for early release if they showed good behavior.

However, loopholes in the law allowed a number of drug lords and individuals convicted of murder to be released.

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