Over 1,000 convicts surrender to police

By James Hernandez

Justice Undersecretary Mark Perete said there over 1,000 freed convicts who have surrendered.

“As of 2 p.m. yesterday, there are already 1,025 surrenderers,” he revealed on Thursday (Sept. 19).

Once the surrender deadline ends, Perete said the DOJ will be sending to the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) an updated list which will serve as its “guide in implementing the rearrest of those who didn’t surrender.”

“The list will include pertinent data to ensure that only those who ought to be returned to prison will be rearrested,” he said.

“It should minimize incidents of mistaken identity and save government resources related to its manhunt operations,” he added.

Earlier, President Rodrigo Rodrigo Duterte gave 1,914 convicts who were freed because of good conduct time allowance (GCTA) to surrender on September 19 due to concerns that many of them were not qualified to be released.

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