Sen. Sonny Angara said he was going to promote the restoration of death penalty for heinous offences on Thursday. During the Senate investigation into the alleged questionable application of the good conduct time allowance law by the Bureau of Correction, some senators rekindled calls for the resurgence of capital punishment.
Recently, the GCTA law, co-authored by Angara as a congressman, came under scrutiny after reports that it could lead to the release of Antonio Sanchez, a former mayor of Laguna convicted in a rape-murder case in the 1990s, one of the country’s most attended cases.
Angara said the release of Sanchez would have been “greatly unfair, apart from violating the laws and the law.”
In addition to releasing the list of inmates who can walk free, Angara also suggested computerizing the karpeta or prison documents of the detainees.
As noted during the proceedings, there are no computerized records that BuCor is the only one that can see the karpeta. Their words are law.Share on