‘GCTA for sale’: Inmate’s wife claims she was offered husband’s freedom for money

‘GCTA for sale’: Inmate’s wife claims she was offered husband’s freedom for money

- Yolanda Camelon, the wife of an inmate, has faced the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee

- During the hearing, she shared her dealings with some Bureau of Corrections officials

- Camelon said that she was a victim of “GCTA for sale”

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During a hearing with the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee, Yolanda Camelon, a wife of an inmate at the New Bilibid Prison, has narrated her alleged dealings with some of the Bureau of Corrections officials.

KAMI learned that in exchange for the freedom of Camelon’s husband, she has to pay a certain amount of cash.

In a report by the GMA News Online, Camelon claimed that she was one of the victims of the “good conduct time allowance (GCTA) for sale.”

"Isa po kami or ako sa mga naging biktima . . . na nagpapatunay na meron po talagang GCTA buying, . . . yun nga lang, magastos," Camelon said.

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As reported by the CNN Philippines, Camelon shared that she was approached by a certain Major Mabel Bansil who offered her a deal.

“Meron po kasing empleyado na lumapit sa akin, Major Mabel Bansil. Nag-approach siya sa akin kung gusto kong mapalaya ang asawa ko agad agad. Para ma-shorten ang service of sentence niya. Siyempre po, in my part, gusto ko po talaga,” Camelon said.

“Sabi ko, in what way ma'am? 'Yung nga lang, magastos. Paano po yung gastos na yun? Meron siyang binanggit na certain amount, 50,000. Sabi ko sa kanya, paano po ba ang sistema natin diyan?” she added.

Camelon mentioned that she gave P40,000 to Bansil. However, the first P10,000 was paid to Ramoncito "Chito" Roque.

Roque said that he returned the money to Camelon a few days after getting it. However, Camelon said that she did not receive any money.

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In a previous report by KAMI, the Philippine National Police is expected to obey the “shoot-to-kill” order of President Rodrigo Duterte after he instructed the 1,700 recently released convicts under the GCTA law to surrender themselves within 15 days.

The good conduct time allowance (GCTA), under Republic Act. 109592, allows a deduction from the prisoner’s initial sentence provided that they have shown good behavior.

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