By Bohol Island News Staff | 10:19 PM September 10, 2019
Three more inmates freed through the Good Conduct Time Allowance (GCTA) law, surrendered to authorities in Bohol on Tuesday.
The Bohol Provincial Police Office (BPPO) said inmates Wilfredo Velos, 30, Nemesio Bacalso, 66, and Alejandro Dizon, 50, went calmly to the police stations to surrender.
Velos, a resident of Barangay Tagbuane in Alburquerque town was 17 when he was accused of raping a neighbor. At 18, he was convicted of rape and he was jailed at the Leyte Regional Prison in Abuyog, Southern Leyte.
He was released last March 21, 2019, after spending 12 years in jail.
He was jailed at Iwahig Prison and Penal Farm in Puerto Princesa, Palawan following his conviction for forcible abduction with rape. He was released on February 8, 2019.Bacalso, a resident of Villarcayo in Carmen town, surrendered to Carmen Police Station at 3:50 p.m. on Tuesday, September 10.
Dizon, a resident of Sikatuna town, personally appeared at Sikatuna Police Office to voluntarily surrender.
He had served his sentence for 40 years at San Ramon Prison and Penal Farm in Zamboanga City, Zamboanga del Sur, until he was released last July 11, 2019.
On Monday, September 9, Marcial Boyles Auguis, 69, from Barangay Villa Milagrosa in the island-municipality of President Carlos P. Garcia (PCPG), voluntarily surrendered at PCPG Police Station at past 4.p.m.
Auguis was jailed for 10 years at New Bilibid Prison in Muntinlupa City after he was convicted of homicide. He was just released last August 9, 2019.
Two days before Auguis surrendered to police, rape convicts Reynaldo Mercado and Melchor Jumamil voluntarily surrendered to Cortes Police Station at past 10 a.m.on Saturday, September 7.
Mercado, 51, and Jumamil, are both residents of Purok 7 in Barangay (Village) Upper de la Paz in Cortes town. They were co-accused of a rape case in 1987 and convicted of two counts of rape.
Mercado, who enjoyed nine months of freedom, was released last Dec. 18, 2018, from Leyte Regional Prison after 31 years in prison.
Jumamil, 55, was released last April 19, 2019, after 32 years of prison at New Bilibid Prison in Muntinlupa City.
Police Colonel Jonathan Cabal said the surrenderees will undergo the same process as any other person convicted for a crime. They will be detained at the Criminal Investigation and Detection Unit at the Bohol Provincial Police Office (BPPO) until an order is given for them to be transferred.
President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the 1,914 heinous crimes convicts freed to surrender within 15 days or else they would be treated as fugitive.