By Mortz C. Ortigoza
The downsides of President Rodrigo Duterte appointing to civilian posts retired military and police officials: They looked dumb when asked about their functions.
Look how these retirees fared on the latest senate hearing on the good conduct time allowance (GCTA) that cause an uproar for the bungled prison released of rapist and murderer mayor Antonio Sanchez and other prisoners convicted with heinous crimes.
When Senator FrancisTolentino, a lawyer, asked Bureau of Correction Chief Nicanor Faeldon, a former Marine officer, about his knowledge on the “illegal release of prisoners before and after election” as provided by the Omnibus Election Code and Resolution 10429 of the Commission on Election, the Bucor Chief answered in the negative.
|BELEAGUERED Bureau of Correction Director Nicanor Faeldon (left photo) and Bureau of Immigration & Deportation Commissioner Jaime Morente. Faeldon used to be a Marine Captain while Morente, an alumnus of the Philippine Military Academy, was a retired police general.|
“I don’t know about it,” he referred to the law that he did not understand that could make him criminally and administratively liable because he allowed to release in that period some convicts.
I could only shake my head.