The wife of convicted rapist-murderer former Calauan, Laguna mayor Antonio Sanchez revealed on Tuesday, September 3, that she met with Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) Director General Nicanor Faeldon after being informed that her husband might soon be released.
During the joint hearing of the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee and Committee on Justice, Elvira Sanchez said that they went to the office of Faeldon on August 21, a day after news agencies reported the possible early release of former mayor Sanchez.
Elvira said that during the meeting, Faeldon explained that he is in-charge of the releasing process and that their family was ssured that his husband will be released within two months, if he qualifies for the Good Conduct Time Allowance provision of Republic Act 10592.
“Sabi ni director (Faeldon), kung talagang qualified siya (former mayor Sanchez), proprosesohan yung papers niya at siya’y makakalabas kasi iyan naman ay batas,” Elvira divulged during the Senate hearing.
Elvira admitted that they were pleased with the reported early release of the former mayor since he has a cataract and might lose his eyesight if he doesn’t undergo medical treatment.
“Kasi may sakit ang asawa ko. Kasi gusto namin siyang mapagamot kasi may katarata. Hindi na siya nakakakita, I mean, nakakabasa,” Elvira explained.
She stressed that she does not personally know Faeldon and that her family never talked with the BuCor director general before their meeting last August 21.
Meanwhile, Elvira also revealed that an unknown number texted her to inform her of the upcoming release of her husband.
However, when asked by Sen. Franklin Drilon to present the unknown number, Elvira revealed that she destroyed her cellphone in an outburst of emotion after the Senate hearing on Monday, September 2, and after receiving death threats.
“Binasag ko at tinangal ko yung sim card dahil pag-gising ko kanina, after ng hearing na ito, ang dami na ng nag-text sa akin, may mga death threat na kami,” Elvira explained.