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MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Justice (DOJ) has recommended 134 inmates to President Duterte for executive clemency.
Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II said the list he submitted to the President before Christmas included elderly, sickly and qualified inmates in the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) in Muntinlupa City, Correctional Institution for Women in Mandaluyong City and other penal colonies of the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor).
He said his recommendations for presidential pardon followed an endorsement from the Board of Pardon and Parole (BPP) after reviewing the inmates’ eligibility.
In a press conference, Aguirre yesterday said the list included 100 inmates recommended for commutation of sentences, 18 for conditional pardon without parole, 14 for conditional pardon with parole and two for absolute pardon.
He said he could not recall if the list included political prisoners asked to be released by the leftist National Democratic Front. But he said no prominent inmate is on the list.
He said 14 in the list are elderly inmates, recalling the President’s promise to free inmates at least 80 years old, and those who have spent at least 40 years behind bars.
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