THE number of convicts freed under the Good Conduct Time Allowance law who have surrendered has reached 758, and 505 of them were turned over to the Bureau of Corrections, Philippine National Police chief General Oscar D. Albayalde said yesterday.
The PNP has initially fielded 106 tracker teams to bring fugitive convicts back under BuCor control.
Meawhile National Capital Region Police Office director Major General Guillermo Lorenzo T. Eleazar said that before President Duterte’s deadline for the freed convicts to peacefully yield expired midnight Thursday, 65 including 26 in Metro Manila presented themselves to the NCR police.
Thirty-nine others who were not on the BuCor list also surrendered to the NCRPO during the period.
After the deadline, Eleazar said eight more yielded to them, three of them included in the NCR-based list while five others are not.
The official said that there were 202 Persons Deprived of Liberty or PDLs in Metro Manila whose names were included in the BuCor list furnished to the NCRPO.
As of yesterday, Eleazar said that a total of 163 PDLs are yet to be accounted for by his men.
Interior and Local Government Secretary Eduardo M. Año told newsmen at Camp Crame that they will wait for the official “clean list” of PDLs from the BuCor and the Department of Justice before going after them.