De Lima wants GCTA law improved, not junked

      MANILA, Philippines --- Instead of repealing the controversial good conduct time allowance (GCTA) law, members of Congress should instead improve it. Senator Leila De Lima said this Wednesday in view of moves to junk the law that shortens prison time of inmates following public outrage on the possible early release of convicted rapist-murderer Antonio Sanchez. "Let's improve the law and/or the IRR [implementing rules and regulation], if we must. But, please, let's not abrogate it. To junk this law is to retrogress from hard-won triumphs in the legal universe," De Lima said in a statement. The Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) earlier said that Sanch...Keep on reading: De Lima wants GCTA law improved, not junked

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