CIDG-7 to monitor freed GCTA convicts who did not surrender within 15-day grace period

Alven Marie A. Timtim 09/20/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The Criminal Investigation and Detection Group in Central Visayas (CIDG-7) will continue to monitor convicts who were released with the help of the good conduct time allowance (GCTA) law and did not surrender within the…

PNP suspends hunt for GCTA-freed convicts

Cathrine Gonzales - INQUIRER.net 09/20/2019

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine National Police (PNP) suspended on Friday its crackdown on convicts believed to have been erroneously released under the Good Conduct Time Allowance (GCTA) law, after the Department of Justice (DOJ) spotted errors…

DOJ chief: ‘Bato’ eyed BuCor authority to release convicts

Maila Ager - INQUIRER.net 09/09/2019

MANILA, Philippines – Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra on Monday bared that then-Bureau of Corrections chief Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa had requested that the authority to release persons deprived of liberty (PDLs) be delegated to the Bucor head.…

CIDG-7 to supervise voluntary surrender of convicts from Cebu freed under GCTA

Alven Marie A. Timtim 09/06/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines –The Criminal Investigation and Detection Group in Central Visayas (CIDG-7) said convicts released under good conduct time allowance (GCTA) who will voluntary surrender will undergo the same procedure with arrested suspected criminals. Police Lieutenant…

Dela Rosa could be liable for release of 120 heinous crime convicts – Lacson

Cathrine Gonzales - INQUIRER.net 09/04/2019

MANILA, Philippines — Senator Panfilo Lacson said Wednesday that former Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) chief and now Senator Ronald Dela Rosa should explain the release of 120 heinous crimes convicts from the New Bilibid Prisons (NBP) due…

Palace to DOJ: Study possible rearrest of released heinous crime convicts 

Nestor Corrales - INQUIRER.net 09/03/2019

MANILA, Philippines – Malacañang on Tuesday ordered the Department of Justice (DOJ) to study the possible rearrest of inmates convicted of heinous crimes who were released early under  Republic Act 10592 or the Good Conduct Time Allowance…

Senate probes early release of heinous crime convicts

Maila Ager - INQUIRER.net 09/02/2019

MANILA, Philippines — The Senate on Monday began its probe on the controversy surrounding the implementation of the law that resulted in the early release of inmates convicted of heinous crimes. The hearing, led by the Senate…

Police intel chief seen attending drug convict’s birthday bash

Morexette Marie B. Erram 08/22/2018

BE transparent. This was the advice of Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña to the Central Visayas police after a ranking policeman was caught on video attending the birthday party of convicted robber and drug dealer Herbert “Ampang”…

Police still has no suspect in ex-convict’s slay

Benjie B. Talisic 05/24/2018

Police are still looking for the suspects who killed a 23-year-old ex-convict in Barangay San Nicolas, Cebu City on Wednesday evening. SPO1 Winston Ybañez said that their witnesses could not determine what get-away vehicle was used during…

Cebu court convicts Australian, Filipina for cybersex operation

Ador Vincent Mayol 02/20/2018

An Australian national was meted two life terms and another 20 years in prison for operating a cybersex den and exploiting minors in Barangay Labangon, Cebu City in 2013. Drew Frederick Shobbrook was found guilty by the…

Two ex-convicts caught smuggling shabu to inmates

Agnes Alpuerto, Rene Alima 07/08/2017

Two ex-convicts were arrested by police after they were caught smuggling shabu inserted between reams of cigarettes that they threw to inmates at the Cebu City Jail yesterday morning. Police found two small packs of shabu inserted…

Indonesia executes 4; 10 other drug convicts to face firing squad

07/30/2016

Indonesia executed four drug convicts Friday, but 10 others due to face the firing squad were given an apparent reprieve in a confused process one lawyer condemned as a “complete mess.” The executions on a remote prison…

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