Nicanor Faeldon cries foul over ‘GCTA for sale’ controversy

Nicanor Faeldon cries foul over ‘GCTA for sale’ controversy

- Nicanor Faeldon said that it was his first time to hear the “GCTA for sale” scheme

- He mentioned that bribing the prisoners’ families is worse than heinous crimes

- Faeldon said that it is their job to protect the prisoners and help the government

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Sacked Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) chief Nicanor Faeldon was enraged after learning that a witness claimed that some BuCor officials sold the good conduct time allowance (GCTA) to set some convicts free.

KAMI learned that it was Faeldon’s first time to hear the “GCTA for sale” scheme.

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In a report by the ABS-CBN News, Faeldon said that bribing the families of the prisoners is worse than any heinous crimes.

“Kung totoo ang revelation kanina doon, ang tingin ko doon masahol pa ’yan sa heinous crimes, you know why? Kahit maliit na pera o malaki, ’yung hinihingan nila ng pera, mga preso, they are the lowest member of our society, tapos aapihin mo pa ng ganyan. Dapat d’yan bitayin nang paulit ulit, ang ganyang mga tao,” Faeldon said.

“I’m still crying inside my heart kasi ang preso di mo dapat ginanyan, pagkaperahan mo. Trabaho mo ’yan na protektahan sila. Trabaho mo na ayusin ’yung gobyerno,” he added.

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In a previous report by KAMI, a certain Yolanda Camelon, an inmate’s wife, claimed that she was offered an early release of her husband in exchange for cash.

The good conduct time allowance, under the Republic Act No. 10592, allows a deduction from the initial sentence of the prisoner if he is qualified for exhibiting good behavior.

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