In the wake of the brouhaha caused by the near release of former Caluan, Laguna Mayor Antonio Sanchez following his conviction for murder and rape for which he was sentenced to seven life terms, my heart goes out to the families of victims of heinous crimes whose suspects have either already gotten out or are among the 11,000 slated to be freed under the good conduct time allowance (GCTA) system.
I am reiterating this stand in the aftermath of the arrest of a 41-year old patrolman who was caught on video sniffing shabu triggering his arrest by agents of the PNP Integrity Monitoring and Enforcement Group during a buy-bust operation in Muntinlupa City on Monday night.
‘WIRETAPPING’ suspected drug lords and manufacturers in the country as well as convicted big-time criminals now serving time at the national penitentiary with the court’s permission would greatly help the Philippine National Police and other law enforcement agencies thwart and solve major criminal activities in the country, officials told the Journal Group yesterday.
THE Philippine National Police has proposed to the 18th Congress the passage of the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2019 which will allow the justified wiretapping of suspected terrorist and other criminal groups to help thwart their activities, the Journal Group was told yesterday.
SINIMULAN na kahapon ng Senado ang pagdinig sa kontrobersiyal na pagpapalaya ng Bureau of Corrections (BuCor), sa mga ‘convicted criminals’ sa ilalim ng RA 10592 o ang ‘Good Conduct Time Allowance’ (GCTA) na naging batas noon pang 2013 sa ilalim ng administrasyon ni Noynoy Aquino.