More free PDLs seen

The Department of Justice announced on Sunday that more persons deprived of liberty are set to be released this October from various jail facilities of the Bureau of Corrections.

This comes after the BuCor freed a total of 558 PDLs last September from the various detention facilities.

The BuCor said that those released last September were PDLs who had served their jail terms, had been acquitted of the charges, and had been granted probation.

Of those released, 371 of them were freed during the 13 September birthday of President Ferdinand Marcos Jr.

The National Commission of Senior Citizens, on the other hand, has lauded the BuCor for releasing a large number of inmates that included the elderly.

“The Commission conveys its heartfelt and sincerest appreciation in your kind action of reviewing the commitment documents leading to the eventual release of more than 300 persons deprived of liberty among which are senior citizens who, needless to state, are in the twilight of their lives,” said NCSC chairperson and chief executive officer Franklin M. Quijano in a letter dated 15 September to BuCor director general Gerald Bantag.

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