By Bohol Island News Staff/ 08:12 PM September 11, 2019
At least seven persons convicted of various heinous crimes in Bohol but released under the Good Conduct Time Allowance (GCTA) law turned themselves in to authorities.
The individuals voluntarily went to the police days after President Duterte ordered them to surrender to law enforcement agencies, which would facilitate their way back to the penal institution, where they served their respective sentences.
The Bohol Provincial Police Office (BPPO) said many of these freed convicts came from Alburquerque, Cortes, Sikatuna, Carmen and Pres. Carlos P. Garcia.
Wilfredo Velos, 30, Nemesio Bacalso, 66, Roel Mangaron, 46, and Alejandro Dizon, 50, surrendered to the police on Tuesday, September 10.
Marcial 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. on Monday, September 9.
Two days before Auguis surrendered to police, Reynaldo Mercado and Melchor Jumamil had voluntarily surrendered at Cortes Police Station at past 10 a.m. on Saturday, September 7.
They were detained at the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group which handled them.
President Rodrigo Duterte publicly announced that all freed crime convicts should surrender within 15 days or else they will be considered as fugitives.