MORE convicts freed based on the Good Conduct Time Allowance (GCTA) law surrendered to the authorities.
In Nueva Ecija, a former murder convict in General Tinio town who was released due to the implementation of the GCTA law voluntarily surrendered to the police over the weekend.
Provincial police director Col. Leon Victor Rosete identified the surrenderer as Victorio Pletado, 53, single, of Bgy. Bago, General Tinio.
Pletado gave himself up to the authorities at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday or four days after President Rodrigo Duterte issued an ultimatum for all heinous crime convicts released by the law to surrender to the government.
Pletado was sentenced on March 27, 1991 to two life terms for double murder and double slight physical injury by the Regional Trial Court Tagum in Davao Del Norte.
General Tinio police head Capt. Gregorio Bautista said Pletado was released from the New Bilibid Prisons on Nov. 9, 2018 after completing his sentence due to the GCTA law.
Another beneficiary of the GCTA law who was convicted for murder on Sunday surrendered to the police in San Juan, Batangas.
Convicted for murder Ceferino Capisonda, 65 of Bgy. Calit-Calit, San Juan, Batangas was accompanied by his wife, Leliosa, in surrendering to the police.
Capisonda on April 19, 2000 was given a life sentence by the Lipa RTC for murder. He was released on April 18, 2019 through the GCTA law.
With Celso Lidot