Ex-BuCor chief Bantag reportedly sent second surrender feelers — DOJ
Ex-BuCor chief Bantag reportedly sent second surrender feelers — DOJ
Ex-BuCor chief Bantag reportedly sent second surrender feelers — DOJ
by Ellicia Del Mundo10 May 2023
Photo courtesy: Gerald Bantag Facebook

The Department of Justice (DOJ) revealed on Tuesday that former Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) Chief Gerald Bantag allegedly sent another intention to surrender and face the charges against him.

In an interview with the media, DOJ Secretary Jesus Crispin 'Boying' Remulla said Bantag conveyed the first surrender feelers to a Cabinet official.

While the other surrender feeler was dispatched to one of the Justice Chief's friends, who is working in an enforcement unit about, six days ago.

"But looks like they are not really serious in surrendering," Remulla said.


According to the justice chief, they are now discussing the detention place of Bantag and former BuCor deputy security officer Ricardo Zulueta, and they are trying to prevent the two former Corrections officials from being detained at BuCor.

"But we’re amenable to special arrangements for DG Bantag and Mr. Zulueta if that is a problem to them," he noted.

Last month, Las Pinas and Muntinlupa courts respectively issued a warrant of arrest against Bantag and Zulueta over the murders of veteran radio broadcaster Percival Mabasa or known as Percy Lapid, and the alleged middleman in the slay case, Cristito ‘Jun’ Villamor.

Following the issued warrant, Remulla earlier said that Bantag first reportedly expressed his intention to surrender to one of his colleagues in the Cabinet.


Bantag and Zulueta are officially banned from departing the country after the Bureau of Immigration (BI) said that the hold departure order (HDO) issued by a Muntinlupa court took effect last April 28.

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