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‘Rapist, murderer ex-Calauan mayor Sanchez may not be qualified for release’ — Faeldon

Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) chief Nicanor Faeldon on Thursday clarified that convicted rapist and murderer ex-Calauan Mayor Antonio Sanchez may not be qualified for release after drugs and contraband were found in his cell over the years.

In a statement, 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.

Also, he added that based on initial reviews of Sanchez’ records, he was caught in 2010 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.

Sanchez was also tagged as a ‘bully’ inside the New Bilibid Prison.

Under RA 10592, it amended the provisions in the Constitution allowing the lessening of sentence for convicted prisoners or any convict who is in preventive imprisonment based on their good conduct inside the prison.

Former mayor Antonio Sanchez was convicted of reclusion perpetua or lifetime imprisonment in 1993 for the rape and murder case of University of the Philippines Los Baños student Eileen Sarmenta and the death of her boyfriend, Allan Gomez.

Sanchez was convicted on March 11, 1995, by Judge Harriet Demetriou, who said his crime was “a plot seemingly hatched in hell.”

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