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3rd convict released thru GCTA Law surrenders to Bohol police

By Bohol Island News Staff | Posted 10:55 p.m., Sept. 9, 2019

Another man convicted of homicide, who was released due to the now controversial Good Conduct Time Allowance (GCTA) law, voluntarily surrendered to the police in the island municipality of President Carlos P. Garcia (PCPG) in Bohol on Monday afternoon.

Marcial Boyles Auguis is now in the custody of the PCPG Police Station awaiting his transfer to the Bohol Provincial Police Office in Tagbilaran City.

Auguis, 69 years old, who is a resident of Purok 1 in Barangay Villa Milagrosa, PCPG, presented himself to the police at past 4 p.m. after learning through news reports that his GCTA was canceled.

He was convicted of a homicide case. He was released last August 29 this year after 10 years of imprisonment at the New Bilibid Prison in Muntinlupa City following a memorandum dated Aug. 9, 2019, from Nicanor E. Faeldon, then the Bureau of Corrections director-general.

Auguis is the third convict in Bohol province who has surrendered to the police after President Rodrigo Duterte had ordered heinous crime convicts released earlier through the GCTA law to surrender to authorities.

READ: 2 convicts freed under GCTA law surrender to Bohol police

Last Saturday, September 7, convicted rapists Reynaldo Mercado and Melchor Jumamil, who were both residents of Purok 7 in Barangay (Village) Upper de la Paz, Cortes town, voluntarily surrendered to the Cortes Police Station.

More than 1,900 heinous crime convicts have reportedly been released on account of good conduct during the watch of Faeldon, who has been fired from his post.

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