Secretaries Eduardo Año of the interior and Menardo Guevarra of justice yesterday signed a joint department order to suspend the implementation of the GCTA for 10 days.
This would pave the way for a review by a joint committee of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) and Department of Justice (DOJ) following criticism on the implementation of RA 10592.
DILG Undersecretary and spokesman Jonathan Malaya said the review would tackle both the implementing rules and regulations (IRR) and the uniform policy and guidelines on the computation of credits and allowances under the law.
The joint committee is expected to determine if the policies currently being implemented are in line with the intent of Congress when the law was passed and if there are inconsistencies in the implementation.
Processing and computation of time credits and allowances will also be suspended following the issuance of the joint department order.
The review will give both departments time to revisit provisions in the IRR to either make adjustments within the guidelines or recommend possible amendments to Congress.
The main purpose of suspension in order to able to make the necessary adjustments to the IRR, if needed, so that there is no need to go to Congress or to the Judiciary for interpretation.
The joint committee, chaired by the DOJ and co-chaired by the DILG, will submit its report and the draft revised IRR and guidelines to the interior and justice secretaries within 10 working days.
While the senate hearing continuous, there are so many magical corruptions still discovered. It involves the so-called hospital arrest for sale and the special treatment for sale in the said bureau.
Maybe, it is time to change the name of Bureau of Corrections to Bureau of Corruptions because of the modus cohorts with the jailed persons and the jailers.