- Bureau of Corrections director Nicanor Faeldon was invited to join the Senate hearing
- He was asked by Senator Risa Hontiveros if he will be resigning from his post
- However, Faeldon shared that he will not be leaving his position
Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) director Nicanor Faeldon said that he will not resign amidst the controversy he has been facing due to the good conduct time allowance (GCTA).
KAMI learned that Faeldon was invited to join the hearing of the Senate blue ribbon and justice committees on Monday to discuss the implementation of GCTA.
In a report by the GMA News Online (author Amita Legaspi), Hontiveros directly asked Faeldon if he will be resigning from his post.
“Sa ganitong kaliwa't kanan na kapalpakan, pagkukulang tungkol sa GCTA, mga importante pero simpleng tanong na mahirap sagutin dito sa komite na dapat alam na alam n'yo agad, kelan po kayo magre-resign sa inyong puwesto bilang BuCor head, Usec?” she asked.
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As reported by CNN Philippines, Faeldon said that he refuses to resign amid the controversy.
“I believe no,” he said.
"I would defer that question to the appointing authority," Faeldon added.
In a previous report, KAMI explained the good conduct time allowance as stated under Republic Act No. 10592.
The controversy of GCTA sparked following the reports that about 11,000 prisoners were set to be released for good behavior. However, among the possible candidates were convicted for heinous crimes like former Calauan Mayor Antonio Sanchez and the three suspects of the Chiong sisters slay case.
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