Pacquiao Urges Faeldon To “Do The Right Thing” & Take Leave Of Absence
MANNY PACQUIAO – Senator Manny Pacquiao, amidst the Good Conduct Time Allowance (GCTA) Law controversy, advised Bureau of Correction chief Nicanor Faeldon to take a leave of absence.
Pacquiao said that BuCor chief Nicanor Faeldon is a good man that has served his country well. He then added that he thinks Faeldon should spare the President from shame by taking a leave.
He stated that President Rodrigo Duterte has been roped in on the controversy by being the appointing authority. Pacquiao then added that if the BuCor Chief respects the president he “must do to the right thing”.
In the statement taken from senate.gov.ph, Pacquio was questioning the alleged selling of freedom to convicts or the so called GCTA for sale. “Sa ngayon, kuwentong barbero lang yang ‘GCTA for sale’ na sinasabi nila dahil wala pa naman silang maipakitang ebidensiya,” Pacquiao added.
He also stated that the leave would only be temporary. Pacquaio then added that Faeldon could easily go back to BuCor or in any other government position once the issue has been fully clarified.
The senator voiced his concerns over the GCTA law. He said that only petty crimes should be under the GCTA law, which could reduce the sentence of convicted criminals based on their behavior inside any penal institution.
He then stated that this controversy should be served as a wake up call for Congress to approve the re-imposition of the death penalty on certain crimes. In the statement, the senator said that convicted criminals like Antonio Sanchez should be “quickly and justly punished” with the death penalty.
The Former Calauan, Laguna mayor, Antonio Sanchez was charged for the gruesome death of University of the Philippine students Eileen Sarmenta and Allan Gomez in 1999. Sanchez was given seven life sentences for the Sarmienta-Gomez murder.
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