(Eagle News)–At least 65 convicts of heinous crimes have surrendered to the Philippine National Police since President Rodrigo Duterte gave his 15-day ultimatum.
According to PNP records, as of Sunday, Sept. 8, 8 a.m., of the 65, 24 surrendered to the Police Regional Office 2, 11 to the Police Regional Office 4B, seven to the Police Regional Office 7, and five to the Police Regional Office 5.
Four each surrendered to the Police Regional Office 13 and to the Cordillera police.
Most of those who surrendered were convicted of rape (26), followed by murder (19), robbery with homicide (4) and robbery with rape and dangerous drugs with three each.
The two who surrendered were convicted of homicide, while one was convicted each of murder and robbery; attempted rape with homicide; murder, homicide, double frustrated murder and grave threats ; parricide; carnapping; robbery; rape with homicide; and rape and arson.
The Bureau of Corrections has said 1914 convicts of heinous crimes have been released under the Good Conduct Time Allowance law since 2014.
On Wednesday, Sept. 4, Duterte ordered the convicts to surrender within 15 days following outrage over the release of convicts of heinous crimes and the near-release of former Calauan, Laguna Mayor Antonio Sanchez, who was convicted of the rape and murder of Eileen Sarmenta and of the murder of her friend Allan Gomez in the 1990s.