LIVE: House hearing on amendments to GCTA law


MANILA, Philippines – The House committee on justice holds a hearing on bills seeking to amend the controversial Good Conduct Time Allowance (GCTA) law.

The committee chaired by Leyte 3rd District Representative Vicente Veloso III will begin tackling at least 6 measures on the GCTA law or Republic Act 10592 at 9:30 am on Tuesday, November 5.

Several lawmakers previously sought a congressional investigation to help clarify whether or not inmates who are convicted of heinous crimes should benefit from GCTA.

GCTA law co-author and Cagayan de Oro City 2nd District Representative Rufus Rodriguez also wants inmates involved in the prison drug trade barred from benefiting from the law.

Watch the hearing live on Rappler. –