Chiong sisters rape-slay convicts can benefit from GCTA -DOJ

MANILA, Philippines -- Even Francisco Juan "Paco" Larrañaga and six others who were convicted for the abduction and rape of sisters Marijoy and Jacqueline Chiong in Cebu in 1997 can

23.8.2019

Even Francisco Juan “Paco” Larrañaga and six others who were convicted for the abduction and rape of sisters Marijoy and Jacqueline Chiong in Cebu in 1997 can also benefit from the adjusted GCTA. | T2TupasINQ

MANILA, Philippines -- Even Francisco Juan "Paco" Larrañaga and six others who were convicted for the abduction and rape of sisters Marijoy and Jacqueline Chiong in Cebu in 1997 can

MANILA, Philippines — Even Francisco Juan “Paco” Larrañaga and six others who were convicted for the abduction and rape of sisters Marijoy and Jacqueline Chiong in Cebu in 1997 can also benefit from the adjusted good conduct time allowance (GCTA).

“Yung pinaguusapan ay kung saan maiimprison yung person. So, in this case meron tayong agreement with Spain kaya doon sya pero yung substantive law that will govern is still the Philippine law. So, in my opinion, he will still benefit [from the increased GCTA] because he was tried, prosecuted and sentenced under Philippine laws,” Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra told reporters.

Guevarra said it does not matter if the inmate is high profile or not, as long as they will qualify, their GCTAs will be computed. /muf

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