THE NEW GOOD CONDUCT TIME ALLOWANCE FOR PRISONERS and related DOJ Opinion on the Penal Colonist Status

21 08 2014


prisoners dilemma

Last March 18, 2014, Secretary of Justice Leila M. De Lima issued Memorandum (LML-M-18C14-366) clarifying the grant of Good Conduct Time Allowance (GCTA) and Penal Colonist status to prisoners.  There were six issues resolved accordingly.  First, “a colonist status can only be granted if the sentence of life imprisonment or reclusion perpetual was commuted by the President of the Philippines.”  Second, “the duration of reclusion perpetua and life imprisonment is forty (40) years and remains to be a single and indivisible penalty.” Third, “the 30 year period in RA 7659 has no effect on the grant of a colonist status considering that reclusion perpetua is a single and indivisible penalty and its maximum duration is forty (40) years.”  Fourth, “  there should be commutation of sentence on life imprisonment or reclusion perpetua before additional GCTA is applied.”  Fifth, “subject to the…

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Thank You!

16 06 2011

Hi All!

When I started this blog, I just meant it to be an online repository of my case digests. I never knew I’d be helping a lot of other students out there. Right now, I am having about 1500 visitors a day and all I can say is “Thank You!” for visiting this site.

I actually have good news for everyone! I am migrating some of the contents of this site to a new website which I just launched. The website is called Uber Digests.

Why transfer the content? 

Although awesome, the functions offered by this free wordpress blog is quite limited (I definitely appreciate WordPress for this wonderful blog) as compared to features available to an independent domain. With more features, I can provide more content and more resources.

What would happen to

This free blog site is here to stay, definitely! It’s just that I won’t be updating it that much anymore because all my other digests will be posted on Uber Digests. (UPDATE: Looks like is archiving blogs that are dormant – so this blog might not be around for long.)

What exactly is Uber Digests?

It’s a website that provides reliable case digests. Just like, the digests posted there are not “copy-paste” digests. They are well worded and well within the spirit and text of the jurisprudence concrened. But it’s not just a case digest site, it is also a website where you could share your own digests, reviewers, comments, etc.. This new website is also user-friendly as it also runs on WordPress. Its interface also offers a more interactive feel so that less techy students won’t be lost. 🙂

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