11 months Too much power, lack of check and balance blamed for BuCor mess MB
By Mario Casayuran The existence of too much power at the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) that determines whose sentences should be commuted and the lack of check and balance in the exercise of such function caused the unrestrained release of prisoners convicted of heinous crimes. Senator Richard Gordon(CZAR DANCEL / MANILA BULLETIN FILE PHOTO) This is what Senator Richard J. Gordon, chairman of the Senate Blue Ribbon committee, wanted to be clarified and corrected when his committee starts tomorrow its probe into the ‘’scandalous’’ but aborted release of former Calauan (Laguna) Mayor Antonio Sanchez, convicted of rape and murder. Although ... more