- Senators Franklin Drilon and Risa Hontiveros commented over the impending release of Antonio Sanchez
- Drilon said that he would file a resolution to investigate the release
- Hontiveros also said that Sanchez is not qualified to have “good conduct”
Senators Risa Hontiveros and Franklin Drilon have aired their thoughts over the supposed early release of former Calauan, Laguna mayor Antonio Sanchez.
KAMI learned that the two senators questioned the qualifications of Sanchez to be released due to “good conduct.”
In a report by the Inquirer (author Maila Ager), Drilon was the Justice Secretary when Sanchez was convicted for rape and murder of UPLB student Eileen Sarmenta and the slay of Allan Gomez.
“Nagulat po ako noong sinabi nila na dahilan sa good conduct allowance ay pwede nang palayin,” Drilon said.
“Ang balita pa natin ay mayroon siyang aircon sa kaniyang kulungan. Paano naman naging good conduct ito?” he added.
Drilon also mentioned that he would file a resolution to probe the early release of Sanchez.
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Meanwhile, Senator Hontiveros also opposed the release of Sanchez.
“How can Sanchez qualify for good conduct? He was reportedly caught w/ P1.5M worth of shabu hidden in a religious statue in his cell. He was also enjoying VIP perks: may aircon at flatscreen TV sa selda!” she wrote on Twitter.
“I-review ito nang maigi para malaman kung good conduct nga ba talaga,” she added.
In a previous report by KAMI, Senator Bato dela Rosa said that Sanchez deserves a second chance and to start a new life. He also mentioned that some corrections officers have claimed that Sanchez has become a “changed man.”
The case of former Mayor Antonio Sanchez stemmed from the slay of Eileen Sarmenta and Allan Gomez in 1993. Sanchez was convicted in 1995 and was given 40 years of jail time.
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