Suspended BuCor legal unit chief: No GCTA for sale, but there is corruption in BuCor

Fredric Anthony Santos, suspended BuCor legal unit chief, says he does not believe GCTA is for sale in BuCor. He said, however, that there was corruption there./Gem Vega/Eagle News/

(Eagle News)–Suspended Bureau of Corrections legal affairs unit chief Fredric Anthony Santos does not believe Good Conduct Time Allowances can be sold at a price for the release of inmates.

In an ambush interview on Thursday, Sept. 12, Santos said he first heard about the so-called GCTA for sale in the Senate inquiry into the problems in the BuCor.

But Santos admitted during the Senate joint hearingĀ  into problems in BuCor that there was corruption there.

Under questioning by Lacson, Santos said some keepers who are in charge of making sure the inmates are there would receive P500 to P1000 from convicts they catch using a cellphone, or having a drinking session, among others, in exchange for the non-filing of charges against them.

Santos admitted money was also given to some BuCor personnel for food, extension of visiting hours, among others.

“So talamak,” Lacson said.