PNP halts manhunt vs. GCTA-freed convicts

MANILA — The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Friday put on hold the manhunt against persons deprived of liberty (PDLs) who were released through the Good Conduct Time Allowance (GCTA). The suspension came following an order from the Department of Justice (DOJ) pending the issuance of the revised list of prematurely released heinous crime convicts. …

Separate prison for heinous crime convicts ‘game changer’: SOJ

MANILA — Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra described the proposal of two senators to have a separate facility for those convicted of heinous crimes as a “game changer” noting that this would help authorities institute reforms in the country’s prison systems. “Isang malaking turning point ang paglilipat niyang present penitentiary natin, national penitentiary to a new place (The transfer of heinous crimes …

DOJ eyes overhaul of visa-on-arrival policy for Chinese travelers

MANILA — Logistical considerations are among the factors being taken up by the Philippine government over the proposal on whether to refine or scrap outright the visa upon arrival (VUA) policy for Chinese travelers, the Department of Justice (DOJ) said Friday. “China is a very big country. Andaming nanggagaling (There are many people who come) from remote provinces ng (of) …