2 more convicts ‘surrender’

September 10, 2019

A SENIOR citizen jailed for murder and a rape convict who gained their freedom under the Good Conduct Time Allowance (GCTA) turned themselves in to authorities.

Celestino Abapo, 65, of Bgy Pleasant Hills voluntary surrendered Monday afternoon at the Mandaluyong Police station under Col. Remigio Sedante.

Abapo was convicted for two counts of murder on January 23, 1995 and  served his sentence at the New Bilibid Prisons (NBP) in Muntinlupa City for more than two decades. He was released on April 5.

Obapo was involved in a riot in their barangay and accidentally killed a person.

On the other hand, rape convict Joseph Collo, 51, a native of Narvacan, Ilocos Sur, turned himself in to Pasig City chief Col. Moises Villaceran.

Collo was sentenced on January 2015 to serve a maximum of 10 years imprisonment at the New Bilibid Prisons (NBP) in Muntinlupa. He was able to avail his premature release last June 5, 2018. He was convicted for raping his wife’s niece on 2010.

Villaceran said Collo had served five years and nine months in jail.