THE Department of Justice (DoJ) on Friday appointed Melvin Ramon Buenafe as officer-in-charge of the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor).
Buenafe, the deputy director general for security and operations of BuCor, was designated through Department Order 468 signed by Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra.
The order said that aside from administering the day-to-day affairs at BuCor, Buenafe “is further authorized, subject to applicable laws, rules, and regulations, to effect permissible movements of BuCor personnel.”
It said that Buenafe was also authorized “to adopt strict measures to ensure integrity and proper safekeeping of official records, particularly records of good conduct time allowance (GCTA) and other similar time credits.”
Buenafe was appointed after President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday fired former BuCor chief Nicanor Faeldon amid allegations of wrongful implementation of the GCTA.
Under DO 468, Guevarra created a committee headed by DoJ Undersecretary Deo L. Marco, with assistant secretaries Neal V. Bainto and George Ortha 2nd, to exercise close administrative supervision over the BuCor pending appointment by the president of a new director general.