Aquino grants executive clemency to 8 inmates

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President Benigno Aquino. FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines—President Benigno Aquino III has given executive clemency to eight inmates.

Justice Secretary Leila De Lima on Friday said six of the eight inmates were given conditional pardon with parole while the sentences of the two others have been commuted.

The six who were given conditional pardon were Agustin Caballero, 71; Nicanor Medel, 72; Clarita Miranda, 71; Pablito Estrada, 73, Felipe Gahit, 72 and Venerando Generaldo, 83; while the penalty imposed against Aurelio Amolong and Celerino Sanchez have been reduced.

For humanitarian reasons, the President usually grants executive clemency during Christmas or the Lenten Season.

The names were chosen upon the recommendations of the Board of Pardons and Parole.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Abdul-Rashid/100004367910013 Abdul Rashid

    This is the beauty of matuwid na daan, walang political favors, at hindi mga politiko ang pinardon. Unlike GMA releasing a notorious politician accused of rape, considered a heinous crime and now seeking public office.
    Ikahihiya ko ang aking pagka Pilipino with the existence of these king of politics in the country. Sana may magawa naman si PNoy sa kahiyaan nito? I need not criticize PNoy, hindi naman siya double standard. Siguro hindi lang niya na feel ang feel ng mga tao those that are affected by these unscrupulous politicians..

    Kailan pa?   

    • jurbinsky77

      Abdul,

      Sana ang mga botante ay iboto ang nararapat sa pamamahala. Hindi ko nakikita kung ano ang magagawa ng Pangulo maliban sa mangampanya siya na iboto ng madla ang mga taong mayroon siyang kompiyansa.

  • basilionisisa

    Nice Christmas gifts to the family of the inmates. well done, Mr President!

  • buttones

    No mention of the crimes- par for the course, I guess you have get votes where you can……….

  • disqusted0fu

    one thing for sure… none of these people are Aquino’s foes! it would be unbelievable if some of them were.

  • Barangkuag

    Have they been incarcerated too long until their usefulness are gone? How can they fend for themselves outside prison? Baka ayaw ng tanggapin ng pamilya mga iba sa kanila dahil sa matanda na sila. Huwag naman sana.  

  • Your_King

    Aquino’s theory here is, might as well pardon inmates. They’re all able to escape prison anyway, since no one has paid any attention to improving the BuCor.

    • To_Be_Continued

      You are talented in distorting reality. You are making it sound like Noynoy pardoned all inmates when in fact, only seven prisoners–out of the thousands in prison. Those given clemency were aging and with a few years left to live. You are portraying Pinoy’s compassion to seven individuals as incompetence. That is crab mentality.

      • Your_King

        NoyNoy did not pardon all inmates. But he certainly has not done a good job in regards to the BuCor. Murder convicts can escape from jail and grenades can be smuggled in. And this all happened supposed in Philippines’ maximum security prison. When NoyNoy said that it’s more fun in the Philippines i didn’t know that that goes for jailed convicts as well.

  • boybakal

    Aquino grants executive clemency to 8 inmates…Agustin Caballero, 71; Nicanor Medel, 72; Clarita Miranda, 71; Pablito Estrada, 73, Felipe Gahit, 72 and Venerando Generaldo, 83.

    After long years of incarceration, these Lolos and Lola were free.
    The question is….may tatanggap pa kaya sa kanila.
    Sana di na lang pinalabas, sa hirap ng buhay, palagay tuloy nito sa home for the aged.

    On the other hand, these grandparents would be the beneficiaries of GMA’s bill granting education, training etc etc to ex convicts to be back in the society.
    Are there years left for them?

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