16 prisoners granted executive clemency
Manila (5 September) -- President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo has granted executive clemency to 16 prisoners convicted of various criminal offenses.
Executive Secretary Eduardo Ermita said in his press briefing this afternoon in Malacanang that the President had approved the conditional pardon of six prisoners and the commutation of sentences to 10 others on Sept. 3.
Granted conditional pardon were Francisco Buendia, Samuel Barredo, Juan Garing, Samuel Garing, Marcos Manalang and Armando Rivera.
Commuted were the sentences of Peter Canonigo, Ava Ma. Victoria Cariquez, Darwin Dy, Rolando Halog, Danilo Montano, Renante Perlas, Rhodesa Silan, Pepe Tranquia, Edgardo Vargas and Allan Villa. (OPS) [top]