A CONVICTED person deprived of liberty (PDL) freed under the controversial implementation of the good conduct time allowance (GCTA) law voluntarily surrendered on Saturday, September 14, to police in Baybay City, Leyte.
Authorities said that around 5 p.m. Saturday, Arnel Corcino, 28, single and a resident of the city voluntary surrendered himself to Baybay City Police Station.
Corcino was sentenced on January 20, 2016 by Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 14 in Baybay for the crime of murder with criminal case number B-09-0677.
He was released from Leyte Regional Prison (LRP), Abuyog, Leyte on June 8, 2019 under Republic Act 10592 pursuant to the Department of Justice approval as per memorandum dated 19 March 2019 from Undersecretary Nicanor Faeldon, director general of the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor).
His certificate of discharge from prison was dated June 8, 2019.
Corcino has undergone documentation prior to turnover to LRP.
Earlier, Ormoc City Police Station said that one GCTA-freed convicted PDL named Pio Nabarquez, 64, also surrendered to the authorities on September 11.
Nabarquez, a farmer and resident of Ormoc, was sentenced last July 14, 1992 by RTC, Branch 12, Ormoc City for the crime of rape under criminal case number 3951-0, police said.
He was released from New Bilibid Prison (NBP) on June 10, 2019 as he completed the service of his sentenced imposed upon him by the court with GCTA per memorandum dated June 7, 2019 of Asec. Melvin Buenafe, CEO VI, BuCor deputy director general for operation.
Nabarquez has also undergone proper documentation prior to his turnover to LRP. (SunStar Philippines)