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SLAY OF EX-BUCOR LEGAL CHIEF SHOWS URGENT NEED FOR MOTORCYCLE CRIME PREVENTION LAW – GORDON

Senator Dick Gordon re-stressed the urgent need to implement Republic Act No. 11235 or the Motorcycle Crime Prevention Law following the recent fatal shooting of former Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) legal service chief Atty. Fredric Anthony Santos  in Barangay Poblacion, Muntinlupa City by unidentified riding-in-tandem hitmen. Gordon, the principal author of the law, once again […]

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SENATE ADOPTS BLUE RIBBON RECOMMENDATION TO FILE CHARGES VS BUCOR, NBP OFFICIALS – GORDON

The Senate adopted the recommendation of Senator Dick Gordon to file charges against officials of the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) and the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) after conducting an investigation and uncovering other anomalies activities inside the NBP, aside from the abusive implementation of Republic Act 10592 or the Good Conduct Time Allowance (GCTA)law. “The […]

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OMBUDSMAN’S ACTION VS BUCOR OFFICIALS SENDS A STRONG SIGNAL – GORDON

Senator Dick Gordon, chairman of the Committee on Justice and Human Rights, commended the Office of the Ombudsman for acting promptly in dismissing and indicting three officials of the Bureau of Correction (BuCor) who were accused of extorting P50,000 from a Bilibid inmate in exchange for early release based on the Good Conduct Time Allowance […]

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MAGUINDANAO MASSACRE JUDGE DESERVES COMMENDATION – GORDON

Senator Dick Gordon has commended Quezon City Regional Trial Court Judge Jocelyn Solis-Reyes for finally bringing to a close, the decade-old Maguindanao massacre case. “Judge Reyes deserves to be commended for continuing with the case to its conclusion after she took over from another QC judge. The lady judge displayed her commitment to fulfilling her […]

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GORDON ON PDEA CHIEF: I AM VERY DISAPPOINTED

Senator Dick Gordon said he was very disappointed by the “softening” statements of Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Director General Aaron Aquino, saying the former police officer’s narration of events was different from what he told the senator in an earlier meeting. In an interview with reporters, Gordon said Aquino claimed during a meeting with […]

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PRIORITIZE RELEASE OF SICK, OLD INMATES – GO

Senator Bong Go has asked the Department of Justice (DOJ) to prioritize the release of inmates on account of age, poor health condition and actual service of sentence taking into account existing laws. During the Senate hearing on the DOJ’s proposed 2020 budget, Go read a letter he wrote and addressed to Justice Secretary Menardo […]

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NATIONAL PENITENTIARIES NEED BETTER RECORDS KEEPING – GORDON

With the number of surrenderers exceeding the 1,914 heinous crime convicts that were freed due to the Good Conduct Time Allowance (GCTA) law, Senator Dick Gordon stressed the need for better records keeping at the national penitentiaries. Gordon, chairman of the Committees on Justice and Human Rights and the Accountability of Public Officers & Investigations […]

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GORDON TO NBI: PROBE KILLINGS INSIDE NBP

Senator Dick Gordon has asked the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) to look into the killings of Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) officials and personnel as the Senate continues its probe on the anomalies within the New Bilibid Prison (NBP). According to Gordon, there have been at least 11 killings of BuCor staff members since 2011, […]

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GORDON TO NBI: RETRIEVE DELETED MESSAGES, CALL LOGS FROM SUBPOENAED PHONES

Senator Dick Gordon ordered the National Bureau of Investigations to check the cellular phones which have been subpoenaed from two Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) personnel as part of a joint Senate committee hearing on the alleged sale of Good Conduct Time Allowances (GCTA) credits to inmates. Gordon directed the NBI to retrieve the messages deleted […]

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AUDIO RECORD OF GCTA BUYING MAY LEAD TO PERJURY CASE – GORDON

Senator Dick Gordon, Chairman of the Senate Committees on Accountability of Public Officers and Investigations (Blue Ribbon), and Justice and Human Rights said the recorded telephone conversation between Yolanda Camilon, witness on the alleged good conduct time allowance (GCTA) for sale racket at the New Bilibid Prison (NBP), and Correctional Officer III Veronica Buño could […]