FORMER Zamboanga del Norte Rep. Romeo Jalosjos has served his jail sentence, said Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) Director Oscar Calderon shortly after Jalosjos was released from the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) Thursday, March 19.
Jalosjos was convicted for “statutory rape” and the entry of judgement by the Supreme Court (SC) became final and executory on February 7, 2002.
“Natapos na ang kanyang (Jalosjos) sentence na 16 years, 3 months and 3 days, (Jalosjos has served his jail sentence of 16 years, 3 months and 3 days),” Calderon was quoted as saying in a morning interview with a morning broadcast station.
He further said that “kung naaalala mo, last year, may kapangyarihan ang Pangulo na magbigay ng executive clemency at ‘yung life sentence nya (Jalosjos) ay naging 16 years na lang (If you may recall, the President has the sole prerogative to grant executive clemency and that his (Jalosjos) life sentence was commuted to just 16 years).”
Jalosjos, 69, was granted the “colonist” status on March 17, 2009.
Hence, an additional good conduct time allowance (GCTA) of one year, six months and 17 days was extended to him.
Earlier, Jalosjos was arbitrarily released from prison on December 16, 2007.
He was recommitted to San Ramon Prison and Penal Farm and subsequently transferred to the NBP on December 23, 2007. PNA