Dec 192014
Malacañang on Saturday assured the public it is studying a recommendation to grant executive clemency to elderly inmates.

Presidential spokesman Edwin Lacierda said the office of the Chief Presidential Legal Counsel is studying the matter and will come out with its recommendations.

“Hintayin natin ang magiging pagsusuri rito ng ating Chief Presidential Legal Counsel sa Office of the Executive Secretary,” he said on government-run dzRB radio.

“Let’s wait for the recommendations to be made,” he added.

A report on The Philippine Star said Public Attorney’s Office head Persida Acosta asked President Benigno Aquino III to grant pardon to elderly and ill inmates.

She was quoted in the report as saying most of the convicts are seriously ill, and that they are hoping Aquino will consider.

But Lacierda declined to comment further, saying he does not want to give “false hope.”

“Ayaw natin magbigay ng false hope. Kailangan pag-aralan ang lista… Pag-aaralan yan nang maayos ng palasyo,” he said. Joel Locsin/LBG, GMA News

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