2 freed convicts want to surrender to Sotto

By: - Reporter / @MAgerINQ
/ 09:59 AM September 18, 2019

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).

READ: Baguio Mayor Magalong to attend Senate GCTA hearing


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