DOJ chief: Gov’t may suspend good conduct time allowance

MANILA, Philippines --- Following the public outrage over the almost impending release of convicted rapist-murderer and former town Mayor Antonio Sanchez, the government may suspend the processing of good conduct time allowances (GCTAs) for qualified prisoners, Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra said on Saturday.   Also on Saturday, the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) expressed concern that last week's controversy regarding Sanchez may be used to justify the revival of the death penalty.   In his statement on Saturday, Guevarra said, "We are considering seriously the need to temporarily suspend the process of GCTAs till the Bureau of Correctio...

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