RULES AND REGULATIONS OF THE BOARD OF PARDONS AND PAROLE
In 1981, the
Board of Pardons and Parole issued its first handbook containing a compilation of policies and guidelines that had evolved
through the years since the enactment on December 5, 1933 of Act No. 4103, otherwise known as the "Indeterminate Sentence
Law", as amended. It was revised in 1990 to make it more simple and easily understood by the ordinary layman, particularly,
the prisoner who wished to avail of the benefits of parole and executive clemency.
More than ten (10) years have elapsed,
hence it has become imperative to revise again the Rules of the Board to conform with recent legislative enactments and executive
issuances. The Board merely implement the laws, its interpretation by the Courts, and the policies emanating from them, as
enunciated by the President. On the basis of these guidelines, the Board has come up with its working procedures which are
embodied in the present Revised Rules and Regulations.
It is hoped that these Rules will serve as a handy manual to
correctional workers, lawyers, prisoners and their families, and the general public to learn and understand the workings and
mechanics of the Members of the Board of Pardons and Parole. It is also envisioned that the prisoner, or anybody in his behalf,
will know the steps he has to take in applying for grants of parole and executive clemency.
26 November 2002
HERNANDO B. PEREZ
Secretary of Justice
Pursuant to the provisions of Section 4 of Act No.
4103, "The Indeterminate Sentence Law", as amended, the following Rules and Regulations are hereby promulgated to govern the
actions and proceedings of the Board of Pardons and Parole:
I. GENERAL PROVISIONS
SEC. 1. Policy Objectives - Under the provisions
of Act No. 4103, as amended, otherwise known as the "Indeterminate Sentence Law", which was approved on December 5, 1933,
it is the function of the Board of Pardons and Parole to uplift and redeem valuable human material to economic usefulness
and to prevent unnecessary and excessive deprivation of personal liberty by way of parole or through executive clemency. Towards
this end, the Board undertakes the following:
Looks into the physical, mental and
moral records of prisoners who are eligible for parole or any form of executive clemency and determines the proper time of
release of such prisoners on parole;
Assists in the full rehabilitation of
individuals on parole or those under conditional pardon with parole conditions, by way of parole supervision; and,
Recommends to the President of the Philippines the grant of any form of executive clemency to prisoners other than those entitled
SEC. 2. Definition of Terms - As used in these
Rules, unless the context indicates otherwise-
"Board" refers to the Board of Pardons
"Executive Director" refers to the Executive
Director/Secretary of the Board;
"Administration" refers to the Parole
and Probation Administration;
"Administrator" refers to the Administrator
of the Parole and Probation Administration;
"Regional Director"refers to the Head
of the Parole and Probation Administration in the region;
"Probation and Parole Officer" refers
to the Probation and Parole Officer undertaking the supervision of the client;
"Director" refers to the Director of
the Bureau of Corrections;
"Penal Superintendent" refers to the
Officer-In-Charge of the New Bilibid Prison, the Correctional Institution for Women and the prison and penal farms of the
Bureau of Corrections;
"Warden"refers to the Officer-In-Charge
of the Provincial, City, Municipal or District Jail;
"Carpeta" refers to the institutional
record of an inmate which consists of his mittimus or commitment order issued by the Court after conviction, the prosecutor's
information and the decisions of the trial court and the appellate court, if any; certificate of non-appeal, certificate of
detention and other pertinent documents of the case;
"Prison Record" refers to information
concerning an inmate's personal circumstances, the offense he committed, the sentence imposed, the criminal case number in
the trial and appellate courts, the date he commenced serving his sentence, the date he was received for confinement, the
place of confinement, the date of expiration of the sentence, the number of previous convictions, if any, and his behavior
or conduct while in prison;
"Parole" refers to the conditional release
of an offender from a correctional institution after he has served the minimum of his prison sentence;
"Executive Clemency" refers to Reprieve,
Absolute Pardon, Conditional Pardon with or without Parole Conditions and Commutation of Sentence as may be granted by the
President of the Philippines;
"Reprieve" refers to the deferment of
the implementation of the sentence for an interval of time; it does not annul the sentence but merely postpones or suspends
"Commutation of Sentence" refers to
the reduction of the duration of a prison sentence of a prisoner;
"Conditional Pardon" refers to the exemption
of an individual, within certain limits or conditions, from the punishment which the law inflicts for the offense he had committed
resulting in the partial extinction of his criminal liability;
"Absolute Pardon" refers to the total
extinction of the criminal liability of the individual to whom it is granted without any condition. It restores to the individual
his civil and political rights and remits the penalty imposed for the particular offense of which he was convicted;
"Petitioner" refers to the prisoner
who applies for the grant of executive clemency or parole;
"Parolee" refers to a prisoner who is
released on parole;
"Pardonee" refers to a prisoner who
is released on conditional pardon;
"Client" refers to a parolee/pardonee
who is placed under supervision of a Probation and Parole Officer;
"Release Document" refers to the Conditional
Pardon/Absolute Pardon issued by the President of the Philippines to a prisoner or to the "Discharge on Parole" issued by the Board;
"Parole Supervision" refers to the supervision/surveillance
by a Probation and Parole Officer of a parolee/pardonee;
"Summary Report" refers to the final
report submitted by the Probation and Parole Officer on his supervision of a parolee/pardonee as basis for the latter's final
release and discharge;
"Progress Report" refers to the report
submitted by the Probation and Parole Officer on the conduct of the parolee/pardonee while under supervision;
"Infraction Report" refers to the report
submitted by the Probation and Parole Officer on violations committed by a parolee/pardonee of the conditions of his release
on parole or conditional pardon while under supervision.
SEC. 3. National Prisoner Confined in a Local Jail
- The Board may not consider the release on pardon/parole
of a national prisoner who is serving sentence in a municipal, city, district or provincial jail unless the confinement in
said jail is in good faith or due to circumstances beyond the prisoner's control.
A national prisoner, for purposes
of these Rules, is one who is sentenced to a maximum term of imprisonment of more than three (3) years or to a fine of more
than five thousand pesos; or regardless of the length of sentence imposed by the Court, to one sentenced for violation of
the customs law or other laws within the jurisdiction of the Bureau of Customs or enforceable by it, or to one sentenced to
serve two (2) or more prison sentences in the aggregate exceeding the period of three (3) years.
SEC. 4. Scope
of Authority - The Board may consider the case of a prisoner for executive clemency or parole only after his case has
become final and executory. It will not take action on the petition of a prisoner who has a pending criminal case in court
or when his case is on appeal.
In case the prisoner has one or more co-accused who had been convicted, the Director/Warden
concerned shall forward their prison records and carpetas at the same time.
II. PETITIONS FOR EXECUTIVE CLEMENCY/PAROLE
SEC. 5. Filing of Petition
- A formal petition for executive clemency addressed as follows shall be submitted to the Board before the question of said
clemency will be considered:
of the Philippines
Thru: The Chairman
Board of Pardons and Parole
DOJ Agencies Bldg., NIA Road cor. East Avenue
Diliman, Quezon City"
Petitions for parole shall be addressed to the Chairman
or to the Executive Director of the Board.
However, the Board may, motu proprio , consider cases for parole, commutation
of sentence or conditional pardon of deserving prisoners whenever the interest of justice will be served thereby.
SEC. 6. Contents of Petition - A petition for parole/executive clemency shall state the name of the prisoner,
his age, previous criminal record, if any, whether a Filipino citizen or an alien and, if a naturalized Filipino, his former
nationality and date of naturalization, his previous occupation, place of residence, present crime for which he was convicted,
the trial/appellate court, his penalty of imprisonment, fine, indemnity and the commencing date thereof, the jail or prison
to which he was committed and/or where he is presently confined, the date he was received for confinement, the grounds upon
which executive clemency is being asked and certification from the trial court that his case is not on appeal.
addition to the above-mentioned data, a petition for absolute pardon shall be under oath and shall include the date the petitioner
was released from prison after service of sentence or released on parole/pardon or terminated from probation.
SEC. 7. Supporting Documents of Petition for Absolute
Pardon - The petition for absolute pardon shall be accompanied by -
the affidavits of at least two (2) responsible
members of the community where the petitioner resides. The affidavits shall, among others, state that the petitioner has conducted
himself in a moral and law-abiding manner since his release from prison and shall indicate the petitioner's occupation and
his social activities including religious involvement;
the clearances from the National Bureau
of Investigation, the Philippine National Police, the Prosecutor's Office, the Municipal Circuit Trial Court, the Municipal
Trial Court, the Municipal Trial Court in Cities, the Metropolitan Trial Court and the Regional Trial Court where petitioner
proof of payment of indemnity and/or
fine, or in lieu thereof, certification from the City/Municipal Treasurer or Probation and Parole Officer on his financial
d. proof of service of sentence or certificate of Final Release and Discharge or court's
Termination Order of probation.
SEC. 8. Referral of Petition for Absolute Pardon to
a Probation and Parole Officer - Upon receipt
of a petition for absolute pardon, the Board shall refer the petition to a Probation and Parole Officer who shall conduct
an investigation on the conduct and activities, as well as the social and economic conditions, of the petitioner prior to
his conviction and since his release from prison and submit a report thereof within fifteen (15) days from receipt of the
SEC. 9. Referral of Petition for Executive Clemency/Parole to Other Government Agencies - A petition
for executive clemency shall be referred by the Board to the Secretary of National Defense for comment and recommendation
if the crime committed by the petitioner is against national security or public order or law of nations. In case of violation
of election laws, rules and regulations, a petition for executive clemency/parole shall be referred to the Commission on Elections
for favorable recommendation, provided, however, that regardless of the crime committed, a petition for executive clemency/parole
may be referred for a pre-parole/executive clemency investigation to a Probation and Parole Officer who shall submit a report
on the behaviour, character antecedents, mental and physical condition of the petitioner within thirty (30) days from receipt
of referral, to include the results of the National Bureau of Investigation records check
In case of an alien, the petition
shall be referred to the Department of Foreign Affairs for comment and recommendation.
III. EXECUTIVE CLEMENCY
SEC. 10. Review of Cases for Executive Clemency - Petitions for executive clemency may be reviewed if the prisoners
meet the following minimum requirements :
For Commutation of Sentence -
the prisoner shall have served at least
one-third (1/3) of the minimum of his indeterminate and/or definite sentence or the aggregate minimum of his indeterminate
and/or definite sentences.
at least ten (10) years for prisoners
sentenced to Reclusion Perpetua or Life imprisonment for crimes or offenses committed before January 1, 1994.
at least twelve (12) years for prisoners
whose sentences were adjusted to a definite prison term of forty (40) years in accordance with the provisions of Article 70
of the Revised Penal Code, as amended.
at least fifteen (15) years for prisoners
convicted of heinous crimes as defined in Republic Act No. 7659 and other special laws committed on or after January 1, 1994
and sentenced to one or more Reclusion Perpetua or Life imprisonment
at least twenty (20) years in case of
one (1) or more Death penalty/penalties, which was/were automatically reduced or commuted to one (1) or more Reclusion Perpetua
or Life imprisonment;
For Conditional Pardon, the prisoner
shall have served at least one-half (1/2) of the minimum of his original indeterminate and/or definite sentence. However,
in the case of a prisoner who is convicted of a heinous crime as defined in Republic Act No. 7659 and other special laws,
he shall have served at least one-half (1/2) of the maximum of his original indeterminate sentence before his case may be
reviewed for conditional pardon.
For Absolute Pardon, after he has served
his maximum sentence or granted final release and discharge or court termination of probation. However, the Board may consider
a petition for absolute pardon even before the grant of final release and discharge under the provisions of Section 6 of Act
No. 4103, as amended, as when the petitioner: (1) is seeking an appointive/elective public position or reinstatement in the
government service; (2) needs medical treatment abroad which is not available locally; (3) will take any government examination;
or (4) is emigrating.
SEC. 11. Prisoners not Eligible for Executive Clemency - Prisoners who escaped or evaded service of sentence are not
eligible for executive clemency for a period of one (1) year from the date of their last recommitment to prison or conviction
for evasion of service of sentence.
SEC. 12. Transmittal of Carpeta and Prison Record - In executive clemency/parole
cases, the Director or Warden concerned shall forward the prison record and carpeta of a petitioner at least one (1) month
prior to the eligibility for review as specified in Sections 10 and 13 of these Rules.
The Director or Warden concerned
shall also furnish the Board and the Administration on or before the fifth day of every month, a list of prisoners whose minimum
sentences will expire within ninety (90) days and those who may be considered for executive clemency.
SEC. 13. Review of Cases for Parole - Unless otherwise disqualified under Section l5 of these Rules,
a case for parole of a prisoner shall be reviewed upon a showing that he is confined in prison or jail to serve an indeterminate
sentence, the maximum period of which exceeds one (1) year, pursuant to a final judgment of conviction and that he has served
the minimum period of said sentence.
SEC. 14. Grant of Parole - A prisoner may be granted parole whenever the
Board finds that there is a reasonable probability that if released, he will be law-abiding and that his release will not
be incompatible with the interest and welfare of society.
SEC. 15. Disqualification for Parole - The following
prisoners shall not be granted parole:
Those convicted of an offense punished
with Death penalty, Reclusion Perpetua or Life imprisonment;
Those convicted of treason, conspiracy
or proposal to commit treason or espionage;
Those convicted of misprision of treason,
rebellion, sedition or coup d'etat;
Those convicted of piracy or mutiny
on the high seas or Philippine waters;
Those who are habitual delinquents i.e.
those who, within a period of ten (10) years from the date of release from prison or last conviction of the crimes of serious
or less serious physical injuries, robbery, theft, estafa and falsification, are found guilty of any of said crimes a third
time or oftener;
Those who escaped from confinement or
Those who were granted Conditional Pardon
and violated any of the terms thereof;
Those whose maximum term of imprisonment
does not exceed one (1) year or those with definite sentence;
Those suffering from any mental disorder
as certified by a government psychiatrist/psychologist;
Those whose conviction is on appeal;
Those who have pending criminal case/s.
SEC. 16. Deferment of Parole When Safety of Prisoner/Victim/Relatives
of Victim/Witness Compromised - If, based on the
Pre-Parole Investigation Report conducted on the prisoner, there is a clear and convincing evidence that his release on parole
will endanger his own life and those of his relatives or the life, safety and well-being of the victim, his relatives, his
witnesses and the community, the release of the prisoner shall be deferred until the danger ceases.
PROCEEDINGS OF THE BOARD
SEC. 17. Interview of Prisoners - Any Board member or government official authorized by the Board
may interview prisoners confined in prison or jail to determine whether or not they may be released on parole or recommended
for executive clemency.
The Board or its authorized representatives shall interview an inmate who was sentenced to Reclusion
Perpetua or Life imprisonment, or whose sentence had been commuted from Death to Reclusion Perpetua.
Before an interview,
the Board may require a prisoner convicted of a heinous crime as defined under Republic Act No. 7659 and other special laws
to undergo psychological/psychiatric examination if the prisoner has a history of mental instability, or in any case, if the
Board finds a need for such examination in the light of the nature of the offense committed or manner of its commission.
18. Publication of those Eligible for Executiv Clemency/Parole - The Board shall cause the publication in a newspaper
of general circulation the names of prisoners convicted of heinous crimes or those sentenced by final judgment to Reclusion
Perpetua or Life imprisonment, who may be considered for release on parole or for recommendation for absolute or conditional
SEC. 19. Objections to Petitions - When an objection is filed, the Board may consider the same by requesting
the person objecting to attach thereto evidence in support thereof. In no case, however, shall an objection disqualify from
executive clemency/parole the prisoner against whom the objection is filed.
SEC. 20. Documents to be Considered
- The carpeta and prison record of the prisoner and other relevant documents, such as the mittimus or commitment order,
prosecutor's information and trial/appellate court's decision of the case of the prisoner shall be considered by the Board
in deciding whether or not to recommend executive clemency or to grant parole.
In case the prisoner has one or more co-accused
who had been convicted, the Board shall consider at the same time the prison records and carpetas of said co-accused.
21. Factors to be Considered in Petition for Conditional Pardon, Commutation of Sentence or Parole - The following factors
may be considered by the Board in the grant of conditional pardon, commutation of sentence or parole:
the age of the petitioner, the gravity
of the offense and the manner in which it was committed, and the institutional behavior or conduct and previous criminal record,
evidence that petitioner will be legitimately
employed upon release; c. a showing that the petitioner has a place where he will reside;
availability of after-care services
for the petitioner who is old, seriously ill or suffering from a physical disability;
attitude towards the offense and the
degree of remorse; and,
the risk to other persons, including
the victim, his witnesses, his family and friends, or the community in general, the possibility of retaliation by the victim,
his family and friends.
SEC. 22. Special Factors - The Board may give special consideration to the recommendation for commutation
of sentence or conditional pardon whenever any of the following circumstances are present:
prisoners who are sixty (60) years old
physical disability such as when the
prisoner is bedridden, a deaf mute, a leper, a cripple or is blind or similar disabilities;
serious illness and other life-threatening
disease as certified by a government physician;
those prisoners recommended for the
grant of executive clemency by the trial/appellate court as stated in the decision;
alien prisoners where diplomatic considerations
and amity between nations necessitate review;
circumstances which show that his continued
imprisonment will be inhuman or will pose a grave danger to the life of the prisoner or his co-inmates; and,
such other similar or analogous circumstances
whenever the interest of justice will be served thereby.
SEC. 23. Meetings - The Board shall meet in executive session regularly or upon the call of the Chairman.
SEC. 24. Quorum - A majority of all the members of the Board shall constitute a quorum.
Board Action - A majority of the members of the Board, constituting a quorum, shall be necessary to recommend the grant
of executive clemency or to grant parole; to modify any of the terms and conditions appearing in a Release Document; to order
the arrest and recommitment of a parolee/pardonee; and to issue certificate of Final Release and Discharge to a parolee/pardonee.
The minutes of the meeting of the Board shall show the votes of its individual members and the reason or reasons for voting
against any matter presented for the approval of the Board. Any dissent from the majority opinion to grant or deny parole
shall be reduced in writing and shall form part of the records of the proceedings.
SEC. 26. Executive Clemency/Parole
of An Alien - The Board may recommend the grant of executive clemency or grant parole to a prisoner who is an alien. In
such a case, the alien who is released on parole or pardon shall be referred to the Bureau of Immigration for disposition,
documentation and appropriate action.
27. Parole Supervision - After release from confinement, a client shall be placed under the supervision of a Probation
and Parole Officer so that the former may be guided and assisted towards rehabilitation.
The period of parole supervision
shall extend up to the expiration of the maximum sentence which should appear in the Release Document, subject to the provisions
of Section 6 of Act No. 4103 with respect to the early grant of Final Release and Discharge.
SEC. 28. Form of Release
Document - The form of the Release Document shall be prescribed by the Board and shall contain the latest l"x1" photograph
and right thumbprint of the prisoner.
SEC. 29. Transmittal of Release Document - The Board shall send a copy
of the Release Document to the prisoner named therein through the Director of Corrections or Warden of the jail where he is
confined who shall send a certification of the actual date of release of prisoner to the Probation and Parole Officer.
30. Initial Report - Within the period prescribed in his Release Document, the prisoner shall present himself to the Probation
and Parole Officer specified in the Release Document for supervision.
If within forty five (45) days from the date of
release from prison or jail, the parolee/pardonee concerned still fails to report, the Probation and Parole Officer shall
inform the Board of such failure, for appropriate action.
SEC. 31. Arrival Report - The Probation and Parole
Officer concerned shall inform the Board thru the Technical Service, Parole and Probation Administration the date the client
reported for supervision not later than fifteen (15) working days therefrom.
SEC. 32. Mandatory Conditions of Supervision
- It shall be mandatory for a client to comply with the terms and conditions appearing in the release document.
33. Review and Modification of Conditions - The Board may, upon the recommendation of the Probation and Parole Officer,
revise or modify the terms and conditions appearing in the Release Document.
SEC. 34. Transfer of Residence -
A client may not transfer from the place of residence designated in his Release Document without the prior written approval
of the Regional Director subject to the confirmation by the Board.
SEC. 35. Outside Travel - A Chief Probation
and Parole Officer may authorize a client to travel outside his area of operational jurisdiction for a period of not more
than thirty (30) days. A travel for more than 30 days shall be approved by the Regional Director.
SEC. 36. Travel
Abroad and/or Work Abroad - Any parolee or pardonee under active supervision/surveillance who has no pending criminal
case in any court may apply for overseas work or travel abroad. However, such application for travel abroad shall be approved
by the Administrator and confirmed by the Board.
SEC. 37. Death of Client - If a client dies during supervision,
the Probation and Parole Officer shall immediately transmit a certified true copy of the client's death certificate to the
Board recommending the closing of the case. However, in the absence of a death certificate, an affidavit narrating the circumstances
of the fact of death from the barangay chairman or any authorized officer or any immediate relative where the client resided,
VII. INFRACTION/VIOLATION OF THE TERMS AND
CONDITIONS OF THE RELEASE DOCUMENT
SEC. 38. Progress
Report - When a parolee/pardonee commits another
offense during the period of his parole surveillance, and the case filed against him has not yet been decided by the court,
a Progress Report should be submitted by the Probation and Parole Officer to the Board.
SEC. 39. Report of Parole
Infraction/Violation - Any violation of the terms and conditions appearing in his Release Document or any serious deviation
or non-observance of the obligations set forth in the parole supervision program shall be immediately reported by his Probation
and Parole Officer to the Board. The report shall be called Infraction Report when the client has been subsequently convicted
of another crime.
SEC. 40. Arrest of Client - Upon receipt of an Infraction Report, the Board may order the
arrest or recommitment of the client.
SEC. 41. Effect of Recommitment of Client - The client who is recommitted
to prison by the Board shall be made to serve the remaining unexpired portion of the maximum sentence for which he was originally
committed to prison.
SEC. 42. Cancellation of Pardon/Parole - The Board may recommend the cancellation of the
pardon or cancel the grant of parole of a client if it finds that material information given by said client to the Board,
either before or after release, was false, or incomplete or that the client had willfully or maliciously concealed material
information from the Board.
SEC. 43. Review of Case of Recommitted Parolee - The Board may consider the case
of a recommitted parolee for the grant of a new parole after the latter shall have served one-fourth (1/4) of the unserved
portion of his maximum sentence.
VIII. TERMINATION OF PAROLE AND CONDITIONAL
44. Certificate of Final Release and Discharge -
After the expiration of the maximum sentence of a client, the Board shall, upon the recommendation of the Chief Probation
and Parole Officer that the client has substantially complied with all the conditions of his parole/pardon, issue a certificate
of Final Release and Discharge to a parolee or pardonee. However, even before the expiration of maximum sentence and upon
the recommendation of the Chief Probation and Parole Officer, the Board may issue a certificate of Final Release and Discharge
to a parolee/pardonee pursuant to the provisions of Section 6 of Act No. 4103, as amended.
The clearances from the police,
court, prosecutor's office and barangay officials shall be attached to the Summary Report.
Sec. 45. Effect of Certificate
of Final Release and Discharge - Upon the issuance of a certificate of Final Release and Discharge, the parolee/pardonee
shall be finally released and discharged from the conditions appearing in his release document. However, the accessory penalties
of the law which have not been expressly remitted therein shall subsist.
SEC. 46. Transmittal of Certificate of
Final Release and Discharge - The Board shall forward a certified true copy of the certificate of Final Release and Discharge
to the Court which sentenced the released client, the Probation and Parole Officer who has supervision over him, the client,
the Bureau of Corrections, the National Bureau of Investigation, the Philippine National Police and the Office of the President.
IX. REPEALING AND EFFECTIVITY CLAUSES
SEC. 47. Repealing Clause - All existing rules, regulations and resolutions of the Board which are inconsistent
with these Rules are hereby repealed or amended accordingly.
SEC. 48. Effectivity Clause - These Rules shall
take effect upon approval by the Secretary of Justice and fifteen (l5) days after its publication in a newspaper of general
Done in Quezon City, this 26th day of November 2002.
NILO C. MARIANO
Chief State Prosecutor and
Acting Chairman of the Board
ESTER DE JESUS-AMOR GREGORIO
CLETO B. SEŅOREN ARTEMIO
RAMON A. BARCELONA
HERNANDO B. PEREZ
REYNALDO G. BAYANG
OF PARDONS AND PAROLE HAS REVISED ITS RULES AND REGULATIONS TO GOVERN ITS ACTIONS AND PROCEEDINGS IN DETERMINING THE PROPER
TIME OF RELEASE OF PRISONERS ON PAROLE PURSUANT TO ACT. NO. 4103, AS AMENDED, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE INDETERMINATE SENTENCE
LAW AND AS AN ADVISER TO THE PRESIDENT ON PETITIONS FOR EXECUTIVE CLEMENCY PURSUANT TO EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 83 S. 1937.
REVISED RULES WAS APPROVED BY JUSTICE SECRETARY HERNANDO B. PEREZ ON 26 NOVEMBER 2002. IT TOOK EFFECT FIFTEEN (15) DAYS AFTER ITS PUBLICATION ON 27 DECEMBER 2002.
THE REVISION COMMITTEE IS COMPOSED OF ASSISTANT CHIEF
STATE PROSECUTOR NILO C. MARIANO, AS ACTING CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD, ESTER DE JESUS-AMOR, A SOCIOLOGIST, GREGORIO F. BACOLOD,
PAROLE AND PROBATION ADMINISTRATOR, CLETO B. SEŅOREN, EDUCATOR, ARTEMIO C. ASPIRAS, A CORRECTIONS EXPERT AND JUSTICE RAMON
A. BARCELONA (RET.), REPRESENTING THE PHILIPPINE BAR, AS MEMBERS. ATTY. REYNALDO G. BAYANG IS THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR AND SECRETARY
OF THE BOARD. THE REVISION COMMITTEE IS COMPOSED OF ASSISTANT CHIEF STATE PROSECUTOR NILO C. MARIANO, AS ACTING CHAIRMAN OF
THE BOARD, ESTER DE JESUS-AMOR, A SOCIOLOGIST, GREGORIO F. BACOLOD, PAROLE AND PROBATION ADMINISTRATOR, CLETO B. SEŅOREN,
EDUCATOR, ARTEMIO C. ASPIRAS, A CORRECTIONS EXPERT AND JUSTICE RAMON A. BARCELONA (RET.), REPRESENTING THE PHILIPPINE BAR,
AS MEMBERS. ATTY. REYNALDO G. BAYANG IS THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR AND SECRETARY OF THE BOARD.
THE REVISED RULES CONTAIN
A COMPILATION OF ITS POLICIES AND GUIDELINES THAT HAVE EVOLVED THROUGH THE YEARS SINCE THE ENACTMENT OF ACT NO. 4103 ON 5 DECEMBER 1933, AND MAKES REFERENCE TO EXECUTIVE ISSUANCES, RECENT LEGISLATIVE ENACTMENTS LIKE REPUBLIC ACT 7659 OR THE "DEATH PENALTY LAW".
UNDER THE REVISED RULES, IT IS NOW
REQUIRED THAT THE NAMES OF PRISONERS CONVICTED OF HEINOUS CRIMES AS DEFINED UNDER REPUBLIC ACT 7659 AND OTHER SPECIAL LAWS,
WHO ARE QUALIFIED FOR PAROLE OR EXECUTIVE CLEMENCY ARE PUBLISHED IN A NEWSPAPER OF GENERAL CIRCULATION BEFORE THE BOARD CONSIDERS
THEIR PETITIONS FOR PAROLE OR EXECUTIVE CLEMENCY.