Aquino grants executive clemency to elderly inmates

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President Aquino: ‘Highly dishonorable’. FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines—President Benigno Aquino III granted two more executive clemency to elderly inmates.

Aquino commuted the sentences of Arsenio Flores, 72, and Francisco Alimpos, 73.

Flores’ sentence of 8 to 14 years imprisonment has been commuted to 7 to 12 years in prison. He already served more than five years in prison.

Alimpos, meanwhile, has been sentenced to 12 to 20 years imprisonment but was commuted to 10 to 15 years imprisonment. He has health problems.

For serving the minimum of their commuted imprisonment penalties, they are already eligible to apply for parole. If they qualify, Justice Secretary Leila De Lima said they will be immediately released subject to parole conditions.

“We understand very well that the President takes the exercise of his constitutional power to, among others, commute sentences and grant pardon very seriously. After all, it means the balancing of at least three important state policies, that is, ensuring the delivery of justice and closure for the aggrieved parties and their family, the function of the penalties as crime deterrent and the promotion of the principles of restorative justice,” De Lima said Thursday.

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  • rayingga

    Humanitarian reason, hmm… not bad.

  • bugoybanggers

    Papano naman yung mga RAPIST na LOLO? Nahatulang may edad ng 70yrs pa taas, makakalaya din sila pala dahil sa edad? O para madali, kung si CGMA ay nahatulan, papano? Palalayain na agad kasi matanda na? Humanitarian issue o reason na naman?

    • rayingga

       Yung kay GMA ibang situation yun. Forever and ever yun kasama ng mga convicted hard killers

  • jumpah

    si GMA dapat pakawalan na rin mula sa Veterans Hospital maawa ka naman Pnoy! Ilipat mo nalang sya sa may BILIBID hehehe

    • wawa2172

       Oh common lupit mo naman. Dapart pakawalan na si GMA dahil retiree and PWD (person with disability) na siya. So dapat house arrest na lang siya sa Pampanga tulad nang ginawa kay Erap. I would suggest si fertilizer scammer naman ang hahalili kay GMA but sa Munti dapat bumagsak. Among the opposition, si GMA lang ang nakakulong, di ba parang unfair dahil wala pa namang sentensiya sa kanya at puro kaso lang. Plunder ang kaso ni GMA and same with others, tanong ko lang bakit si Pandak lang ang nasa hospital arrest sa VMCC? The PWD former president is not faking her health, ikaw kaya ang malagyan nang bakal sa leeg at tiyak di ka lulusot sa xray nang NAIA. In fairness, dapat nang bigyan laya si Gloria, unfair sa kanya…mantakin mo ang asawa niya na mas malaki ang kasalanan sa kaniya ay na kaka pag abroad pa. Si Imelda na pinalayas na nang bansa ay  matagal nang nakabalik sa Pinas at nakatira nang matiwasay sa Manila Hotel? What the F U c K!!!!  Well, GMA is a poster sample of anti-corruption war of PNoy. Kaya lang bakit s GMA lang ang nakakulong, Noy naman, dapat may kasama si GMA at nalulungkot. Maaring magsama rin kayo ni Mam basta huwag mo lang gagalitin si Nognog na baka maging presidente nang bansa sa 2016..God Save the Philippines.

      • jumpah

         If you want to be fair, sa iyo si FG akin si Little lady mapakinabangan ko pa yan kahit lola na hehehe

      • wawa2172

        Hanep naman pare wlang ganyanan, di ko type si FG, si Noy ang tipo ko  kung kadugo ko si Pape Piolo. Pero hindi eh, lalake talaga ang lahi ko so kahit si Kris, AiAi at Vice G di ko papatulan dahil mga bakla sila…lalake ako pre…real men wears pink..tanong mo kay idol Rauderick Paulate. Hindi rin ako mahilig sa matrona kasi maasim na ang darting…nang pawis at ayaw na sa aircon dahi kakabagan. Totoong lalake ako pre at don’t go against me..kukurutin kita sa singit…ha ha ha. Thanks for responding sister bro.

      • jumpah

         Ganyan ka pala? hayyyyyyyyyy, magpa- kurot nalang rin ako sa singit ko, kurutin mo na ako hayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyhehehe

  • buttones

    what were the crimes committed?

  • UrHONOR

    HUMANITARIAN is for humans……be kind to animals for sub-humans.

  • Your_King

    I suppose this is Aquino’s lame response to  the over-crowding of jails and the ability of inmates to slip in and out of prison while also being able to smuggle in grenades.

  • disqusted0fu

    What were the crimes committed by these inmates? Pnoy is granting clemency in the same manner that he absolves his kkks from their bogus ways.

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