Bureau of Corrections chief Nicanor Faeldon said on Friday that convicted rapist and murderer ex-Calauan Mayor Antonio Sanchez may not qualify for the privilege of granting pardon following his prison violations.
In an interview, Faeldon revealed that Sanchez’ brutal rape-slay case against University of the Philippines (UP) students Eileen Sarmenta and Allan Gomez in 1993 is set to be reviewed next month and will also be opened for public scrutiny.
He added that there will be over 49 criteria under the BuCor manual for granting GCTA and having one violation is already a ground for disqualification.
In 2010, Sanchez was caught with at least Php 1.5 million worth of shabu hidden in a statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary while in 2015, he was seized for having an airconditioning unit and a flat-screen TV inside his cell.
On Thursday, Faeldon reminded the public to not assume yet on the release of Sanchez since the BuCor is about to “compute” his good conduct time allowances.
“Let us not assume na lalabas na siya,” the BuScor chief said.
The people of Calauan, Laguna, wherein Sanchez once govern, expressed their fear on the possible release of him from jail. Despite not reluctantly talking about it, many residents have extended their support on the bereaved families of Sarmenta and Gomez.
Over two decades ago, Sanchez was named mastermind on the 1993 rape-slay of Sarmenta and her boyfriend Gomez. The 21-year-old Sarmenta was shot in the face after being abducted and reportedly presented as a “gift” to Sanchez, who raped her.
His aides then proceed on beating up Gomez who was later also shot dead.