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77-year-old convict freed under GCTA surrenders in Laguna

/ 03:45 PM September 15, 2019

SAN PEDRO CITY — A 77-year-old man convicted of murder but released through the Good Conduct Time Allowance (GCTA) law surrendered to authorities in Alaminos, Laguna, police said Sunday.

A report from the regional police office said Reynaldo Olazo’s family fetched him from Norzagaray, Bulacan where he had lived since his release from the New Bilibid Prison on May 1.

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On Saturday, around 6 a.m., they went back to the police station in Alaminos, the family’s hometown, to turn Olazo in.

Convicts freed through the GCTA have continued to “surrender” in accordance with a directive by President Rodrigo Duterte.

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The GCTA became controversial following allegations of corruption and irregularities in the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor).

The Alaminos police said they would turn Olazo over to Bucor’s custody. /je

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