2 freed convicts want to surrender to Sotto
MANILA, Philippines—Two convicts freed by virtue of the controversial Good Conduct Time Allowance (GCTA) law have expressed readiness to surrender to Senate President Vicente “Tito” Sotto III.
Sotto himself revealed this in an interview on DZMM on Wednesday.
“Hindi ko alam kung bakit kelangang sa akin pa su-surrender o bakit sa amin pa sa Senado su-surrender. Pwede naman syang dumeretso dun e,” he said.
“Baka takot o baka merong mga gusto munang ibunyag e aabangan na rin namin bukas ng umaga just in case,” the Senate leader said.
The Senate Committee on Justice is set to resume its probe on the the GCTA law, which was used as basis for the release of heinous crime convicts.
Sotto, in a separate text message, said the two convicts were released through the said law.
Asked when the two would yield to him, he said: “No words as of now. Dapat noong Monday pa. One said baka tomorrow.”
“They are just sending word. No direct contact yet,” he added.
Sotto said the two convicts are among those expected to face the ongoing probe at the Senate.
Also invited to appear before the justice committee is Baguio City Mayor Benjamin Magalong, who headed the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) of the Philippine National Police (PNP).
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