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PNP holds off on rearrest of GCTA convicts

FOLLOWING the order of the Department of Justice (DoJ), the Philippine National Police (PNP) suspended the rearrest order on convicts who were freed under the Good Conduct Time Allowance (GCTA).

DoJ orders suspension of rearrests of convicts freed under GCTA

“Philippine National Police has ordered the suspension of the arrest of all the PDLs released through the GCTA program antayin po natin na dumating yung listahan na galing po sa Department of Justice (DoJ) at saka natin ireresume yung pag-arrest [Let’s wait for the list that will come from the DoJ and then we will resume the arrest,” Police Lt. Col. Kim Molitas, PNP deputy spokesman, said in a press briefing.


PDL is Person deprived of liberty.

Police, however, will continue processing in case there would be surrenderers, Molitas said.

“If they so decide to surrender they will be accepted by our police officers,” she said.

The surrenderers will be turned over to the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor).

Metro Manila police arrested four released convicts before the suspension, National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) Police Major General Guillermo Eleazar told reporters in an interview.

Eleazar said that the tracker teams were on standby and would continue monitoring the released convicts.

On Thursday midnight, tracker teams were deployed to rearrest released convicts as the 15-day period to surrender had expired. DARWIN PESCO 

 

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