Several representatives and staff of the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) decided on Monday to undergo a lifestyle check after being marked on the supposed sale of excellent behavior credits allowing inmates to leave prison before the end of their corresponding sentences.
Staff Sergeant Ramoncito Roque, Document Division Head of BuCor, Senior Correctional Ins. Maria Belinda Bansil, Corrections Officer 3 Veronica Buño, also agreed to the request of Sen. Risa Hontiveros to present their corresponding declaration of assets, liabilities and net worth (SALN) over the last 6 years during a Senate investigation.
Fredric Anthony Santos, chief of the legal division of BuCor, also agreed to send his SALNs. Witness Yolanda Camiron previously marked the three BuCor representatives for the New Bilibid Prison sales system in the supposed good conduct time allowance (GCTA).
Camiron, a wife of an inmate in the minimum security compound of the national penitentiary, said Roque’s group provided to work on the early release for P50,000 of her husband.
Not pushed through the release, prompting Camiron to come out in public. During last Thursday’s Senate hearing, Roque rejected Camiron’s accusations. Bansil and Buño also denied involvement in the alleged scheme, claiming that they had no say in processing the records of a prisoner.
Recently, a 2013 law expanding the GCTA for inmates came under scrutiny after reports that it could benefit Antonio Sanchez, Calauan’s former mayor, Laguna convicted in the 1990’s rape-murder case, which was among the country’s most followed.
Senate President Vicente Sotto III and Sen. Panfilo Lacson also said witnesses have surfaced to testify that the NBP is selling hospital passes and several other jail advantages.
Sotto said some BuCor representatives and staff were also engaged in the domestic penitentiary’s so-called “tanim-kaso” system where prisoners due for discharge are requested to pay for the rejection of manufactured charges.Share on