first_imgThe Chief Executive gave the convicts,who have been “unlawfully” released since 2014 based on good conduct, to turnthemselves in within 15 days. According to Baleros, only seven outof 55 freed criminals in the province have so far turned themselves to variouspolice stations. He noted that these inmates came fromthe cities of Cadiz; Himamaylan; Silay; La Carlota; and townsof Hinoba-an; Calatrava; and La Castellana. “They can also surrender to the Bureauof Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) or in the Bureau of Correction (BuCor)”he said. Meanwhile, Lieutenant Colonel AdrianAcollador, Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office deputy director, said asurrenderer from Himamaylan City has already completed the service of hissentence, while another one from Cadiz City also yielded to cops, although theconvict stated he forgot the nature of his release and failed to present hisdocuments. BACOLOD City – With only one day leftbefore the deadline, Negros Occidental police chief Colonel Romeo Balerosreminded all freed heinous crime convicts to surrender on or before Thursday. President Duterte recently ordered thearrest of 1,914 heinous crime convicts freed early based on a wronginterpretation of the Good Conduct Time Allowance (RA 10592) law for committingthe crime of evasion of a sentence. “If convicts failed to surrenderbeyond President Rodrigo Duterte’s Sept. 19 deadline, then they will be deemedto be fugitives from justice and they can be arrested,” he said. The joint committee will submit itsreport and draft revised IRR, uniform policy and guidelines on the computationof time credits and allowances under RA 10592 to the Secretary of Justice andSecretary of the Interior and Local Government within 10 working days from theissuance of the order./PN Four convicts from the La CarlotaCity, Silay City, Hinoba-an, and La Castellana have already been referred tothe Negros Occidental District Jail, while the convict who surrendered in thetown of Calatrava has been directly referred to the BuCor. Earlier, Interior Secretary EduardoAño and Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra have created a joint committee “toreview the Implementing Rules and Regulations and the Uniform Policy andGuidelines on the computation of credits and allowances provided under RA10592.”last_img