DOJ: 87 PDLs who surrendered within Duterte deadline up for release

(Eagle News)–The Department of Justice  may soon release 87 prisoners deprived of liberty.

Justice spokesperson and undersecretary Markk Perete said this was after the  DOJ and Bureau of Corrections joint task force verified on Friday night the release of 35 PDLs who surrendered within the deadline set by President Rodrigo Duterte.

This was apart from the 52 reported by the BuCor as having been processed.

“Actual release may be made today,” Perete said.

He said the task force was set to meet today anew to resume its deliberations.

The DOJ has said it would also submit a cleansed list of PDLs to the Department of the Interior and Local Government and the Philippine National Police.

The list will contain the names of inmates  who should be re-arrested following their wrongful release under the Good Conduct Time Allowance law and their failure to surrender within the 15-day deadline of the President.