2 freed reclusion perpetua convicts surrender in Tanay

Published September 10, 2019, 11:25 AM

by Dr. Eduardo Gonzales

By Nel Andrade

TANAY, Rizal – Two inmates, who were released from the Bureau of Corrections on the basis of Good Conduct Time Allowance (GCTA) a few months ago, turned themselves in at the police station in this town Monday morning following the recent order of President Duterte to surrender.

Inmates Teodoro Jesuetas Casimina, 67, and Melecio Sulit Tordesillas, 75, both residents of this town, were accompanied by some of their relatives when they surrendered to Tanay police chief Lt. Col. Rodolfo Santiago II.

Police said Casimina had been sentenced to reclusion perpetua for murder but was released last April 16.

Tordesillas was supposed to serve two reclusion perpetua sentences but was freed on the basis of the GCTA law last May 28, according to information shared by the relatives to the Tanay Police.

The two inmates were presented by the Tanay Police to Rizal Police Provincial Office director, Col. Renato Alba before they were presented to some members of the media Monday afternoon.

The inmates were scheduled to be brought back to the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) after proper documentation and medical check-up according to the Tanay Police.

Last September 4, President Duterte issued a 15-day ultimatum to the inmates who were released based on the GCTA issuance by the BuCor. The ultimatum is supposed to end on September 18.