Petition launched to stop release of ex-mayor Sanchez from prison
An online petition has been launched urging the Department of Justice (DOJ) to stop the release of former Caluan, Laguna mayor Antonio Sanchez, who is serving sentence at the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) in Muntinlupa for the 1993 rape-slay of Eileen Sarmenta and killing of Allan Gomez, students of the University of the Philippines-Los Baños (UPLB).
One of those who signed the petition is Gomez’s brother, Oliver John. As of writing, the petition has garnered 7,250 signatures.
Sanchez is actually serving nine terms of reclusion perpetua for two cases at NBP.
“On August 21, 2019, the Department of Justice announced Sanchez will likely walk free after just over 20 years in jail. We petition the Department of Justice to stop Sanchez’s release and affirm his seven life sentences. He used his power and position to kidnap, rape and murder. His actions terrorized a university and an entire town. For full justice to be served, he must remain incarcerated for the duration of his lifetime,” the petition read.
Sanchez has served an actual period of 26 years in prison. He was arrested in 1993 and convicted by the Pasig Regional Trial Court Branch 70 in March 1995.
According to the testimony of star witness Aurelio Centeno, Sarmenta was given as a gift to Sanchez.
After raping Sarmenta, Sanchez told George Medialdea, who was also later convicted by the court, “O sige mga anak, salamat sa regalo ninyo. Salamat sa regalo ninyo sa akin. Tapos na ako, sa inyo na iyan. Bahala na kayo diyan. Ano naman ang gagawin ninyo diyan sa lalake?”Read more: Manila Bulletin News
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Ex-Calauan mayor Sanchez, convicted for 1993 rape and murder, set for releasewhen justice fails!!!!! Alam ko to,dinampot nila yung babae't kasama nya dinala kay Mayor as gift.Pagtapos ni Jalosjos sa kanya,binigay nya sa mga tao naman nya para sila naman.After nilang lahat binaril sila kasi nakaraos na sila e.Multiple life sentence yun,buhay pa ko so hindi pa tapos yun mga ulul. Tang ina talaga pag nakalabas yan. Walang kwenta ang justice sa Pinas! Hoy, Gising. Wag tanga!
DOJ: Former Calauan Mayor Sanchez, thousands of inmates may be released soonConvicted rapist and murderer, former Mayor Antonio Sanchez of Calauan, Laguna, is expected to be released soon due to the re-computation of his Good Conduct Time Allowance (GCTA), said Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra. Great injustice to their victims. HOW CAN A DESPICABLE RAPIST-MURDERER LIKE SANCHEZ EVEN BE CONSIDERED FOR RELEASE?!?!?!?!?! I really can’t understand? Why this Administration is pushing d death penalty? N then ‘they will release prisoners w heinous crime ? N they jailed innocent personality that r against them?
'The pain came back': Eileen Sarmenta's mom hits ex-mayor's upcoming releaseEh, kung may death penalty yan, dead na sana yan. This proven rapist and murderer is beyond reform For the life of me I plead Keep him locked up ! How we easily forget monsters like him!!!
Panelo denies hand in looming release of ex-mayor convicted of students' murder, rapePresident Rodrigo Duterte's spokesperson and chief legal counsel Sal Panelo denies he was involved in the impending release of his former client, ex-Calauan, Laguna Mayor Antonio Sanchez — a convicted rapist and murderer. Have you seen a smiling gecko? 😃🇵🇭👊🤟👍 That's where is he is good at, in denying... DenialKingPanelo
Early Sanchez release sparks fear, anguishFear, disbelief and painful emotions gripped the family of murder victim Allan Gomez when media reports came out that the man responsible for his death and the rape-slay of his college
Duterte spokesman denies hand in impending release of rapist-murderer Sanchez