Sen. Ping Lacson Obtains Copy of Sanchez Release Order Signed by Faeldon

Former PNP Chief-turned lawmaker, Senator Panfilo "Ping" Lacson claimed that he obtained a copy of the release order signed by Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) Chief Nicanor Faeldon for the release of former Mayor Antonio Sanchez.

The documents obtained by Sen. Ping Lacson was confirmed by the senator during an exclusive interview with dwIZ radio on Saturday, August 31, 2019.

According to Sen. Ping Lacson, BuCor Chief Nicanor Faeldon can't deny signing the release order for Sanchez because he got the document from a reliable source.

The Senator was quoted as saying "“Hindi niya alam kasi na may kopyang lumabas kaya deny niya. Ewan ko ngayon ano isasasagot niya pag confront niya ang release order na pirmado niya,” the senator said.

Lacson expressed doubt that Faeldon will be able to wiggle his way out of the responsibility of signing Sanchez’s release order by claiming his signature was forced.

Sen. Lacson explained "Pwede niya sabihing forged ang signature pangungunahan ko na, pero ang tanong, hindi ba kabisado ng tauhan niya ang signature niya?” he said.

In a separate news report presented by GMA News, inmate Antonio Sanchez "was found to have served 40 years upon retroactive application of RA No. 10592 and was certified to have no other legal cause to be further detained, shall be released from confinement."

The controversial supposed to be release of Sanchez caught the attentions of netizens as well as the online community.

Mayor Antonio Sanchez was sentenced to seven terms of reclusion perpetua imprisonment of up to 40 years for the rape and killing of University of the Philippines student Eileen Sarmenta and the murder of her companion, Allan Gomez, in 1993.

Source: PNA / GMA News