Antonio Sanchez already out of Bilibid since June?

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Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra on Thursday said that he will verify information now making the rounds on social media that ex-Calauan mayor Antonio Sanchez has been spotted in public.

Facebook and Twitter posts claimed that Sanchez was even seen in his ancestral house in Calauan as early as June of this year.

Heinous crime comitted! Sanchez may not qualify for an early release under GCTA rule

Sanchez hogged headlines once again after it was reported that he maybe out from prison soon.

This was because of a new law increasing good conduct time allowance of prisoners (Republic Act 10592), and a recent Supreme Court decision applying this law retroactively.

“He may actually be released na. (But) no idea how soon,” Guevarra told reporters in a SMS recently.

According to Guevarra, Sanchez’s good conduct time allowances (GCTA) are “now being recomputed pursuant to new law and recent SC ruling.”

Sanchez gained notoriety for the 1993 rape and murder of University of the Philippines Los Baños students Eileen Sarmenta and Allan Gomez.

Sanchez was convicted on March 11, 1995 by Judge Harriet Demetriou, who said that the rape and murder of Sarmenta and Gomez were “a plot seemingly hatched in hell.”

The SC upheld the Laguna regional trial court ruling in 1999 against Sanchez, who is currently serving his sentence of seven terms of reclusion perpetua at the New Bilibid Prisons in Muntinlupa City.

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