INTERIOR and Local Government Secretary Eduardo Año said that the DILG and the Department of Justice (DOJ) have already clarified all the ambiguous provisions of the much talked-about Good Conduct Time Allowance (GCTA) law.
Meanwhile, the BJMP’s Directorate for Health Service (DHS) has stepped up its mental health campaigns through the conduct of an in-service training for psychometricians to better prepare the agency for the growing demand for psychological interventions for recruitment, personnel promotion and for the persons deprived of liberty (PDL).
Wardens of the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP), their field operatives and technical service personnel have gathered to finalize the policy on the bureau’s minimum deployment standards (MDS) that will set the procedures on the effective placement of personnel in offices and field units.
STARTING September 19, tracker teams will be deployed in several parts of the country to go after heinous crime convicts who were released through the controversial Good Conduct Time Allowance (GCTA), and the government could seek the help of the Interpol to bring back those who have gone abroad.
“Para sa akin, ‘yung nakagawa ng heinous crime at mga drug lords, head ng drug syndicates, yung mga Chinese drug lords, dapat ibalik natin yan. . . nakikita natin na hindi maayos yung pagka-compute ng GCTA credits. Kung nagkamali tayo, dapat i-correct natin yung mali,” Año told reporters in a press briefing at the DILG building in Quezon City.
In supporting the Department of Justice (DOJ), Secretary Eduardo Ano said that the law is categorical in excluding recidivists, habitual delinquents, escapees, and persons charged with heinous crimes from the benefits of Republic Act 10592 or the GCTA Law.
He pointed out that militant student organizations in the University of the Philippines (UP) however are missing the point when they claim that the government is planning “militarization” when in fact they in government wish to address communist recruitment in schools.
INTERIOR and Local Government Secretary Eduardo Año expressed support on the proposed amendment to the Human Security Act (HSA) of 2007, particularly the provision on longer wiretapping and detention period.
THE Office of the Ombudsman has started its preliminary investigation and administrative adjudication against Public Attorney’s Office (PAO) chief Persida Acosta and PAO Forensic Laboratory chief Erwin Erfe over corruption allegations in connection with the Dengvaxia vaccine controversy.