- Antonio Sanchez’s case was recently reported being reviewed for an early release
- Local celebrities have expressed their strong opinion regarding the issue on social media
- Their posts garnered various reactions from netizens as well
The case of convict Antonio Sanchez has become the subject of public scrutiny after his case was reported to have been under review for a possible early release.
It can be recalled that Antonio, the former mayor of Calauan, Laguna, was convicted with the ràpe-slay of Mary Eileen Sarmenta and the murder of Eileen’s boyfriend, Allan Gomez.
KAMI learned that this news has been called out by local celebrities in the showbiz industry who have expressed their dismay and strong opinions on their social media accounts.
Filipina filmmaker, Antoinette Jadaone, reposted a lengthy message about the crimes of Antonio in her social media account.
Her post was commented by Angel Locsin who said, “Naalala ko to. This is pure EVIL. Nakakanginig laman.”
This was followed by Angelica Panganiban who also replied on Antoinette’s post, “Naalala ko ang mukha ni Sanchez. Nasusuka ko.”
Iza Calzado also left a short comment on the filmmaker’s post as well, “KARIMARIMARIM.”
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Other prominent figures in the showbiz industry like Sunshine Cruz, Bianca Gonzalez, and Quark Henares have also posted their sentiments about the possible early release of Antonio.
Their posts have also garnered several reactions from netizens as well.
"Reading this post sent some inexplicable shiver in my spine."
"Sana naman magsama sama ang mga mai impluwensiya sa industriya to take a stand against his release!"
"This broke my heart. Started crying midway reading. I dont know what else to feel aside from sadness, pity and anger! How can they do that to the girl?"
"Vile. Pure evil. I shuddered at thought, myself. There's this book: People of the Lie. He is one hell of not just a lost soul, but with absolutely no remorse. I don't believe in the good conduct reports at all. Pera pera lang yan!"
"Its a big NO!!! Whats happening to our country! Halos lahat ng nagkakasala sa batas at sa mga tao gusto na palayain!"
"About to pa lang daw. But the thought of it makes me wanna go out in the street. Maling mali. Talking of second chance? Paano yung mga napatay laban sa drug campaign? Susme."
As reported earlier by KAMI, the Department of Justice and Bureau of Corrections conducted a separate press conference over the case of Antonio Sanchez. Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra mentioned that prisoners convicted with heinous crimes are ineligible for the good conduct time allowance. Meanwhile, BuCor chief Nicanor Faeldon said that Sanchez may be disqualified based on several grounds.
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