Government Reviewed Some List Of Prisoners To Be Grant Executive Clemency

Manila, Philippines -  the office of President Benigno Aquino III 's review the list of prisoners recommends by  the Department of Justice ( DOJ ) to grant executive clemency , according to a MalacaƱang official .

In a press briefing on Tuesday , presented by Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. , who submitted the list by Justice Secretary Leila de Lima to the Palace of the recommended  prisoners to release.

" Currently the analyzation and recommendations  is being reviewed and when it is issued it is certainly will be announced to the public ," Coloma said.

It is not confirmed that the executive clemency of the prisoner will be granted before the Pope comes in the Philippines this coming Thursday.

Recently De Lima, announced executive priority list for presidential pardon the older prisoners with serious illnesses

It was after calling the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP ) President Aquino to release the sick , the elderly, and abandoned subsequent inmate also the theme of the visit of the Pope to the country , " Mercy and Compassion . "

The power of the presidency to release prisoners in accordance with the provisions of Article VII , Section 19 of the 1987 Constitution states: " Except in cases of impeachment , or as otherwise provided in this Constitution , the President may grant reprieves , commutations , and pardons , and remit fines and forfeitures , after conviction by final judgment. "

Also stated in Republic Act 4103 or indeterminate Sentence Law, the ' commutation of sentence ' means a reduction in the sentence of a prisoner .

Meanwhile , it also means the " conditional pardon " of saving an individual from the corresponding penalty provided by law for the offense , but it has some limitations and conditions .
source: GMA


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