MANILA—If Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. has his way, rapist-murderer Antonio Sanchez must pay for his crimes with his life.
"Well then, kill him. He won't be the first to be shot to pieces behind bars. No loss, no regrets, no nothing," he wrote on Twitter, reacting to Sen. Ronald "Bato" dela Rosa's statement that the former Calauan town mayor should have been sentenced to death.
"People today talk a lot about killing but nobody kills when killing needs to be done. F****** fairies. All talk."
Amid a public outcry over Sanchez' supposed release, Locsin said the government should not waste the political capital it has built over the years for Sanchez.
"We are not throwing away the unprecedented gigantic political capital of 2 landslide electoral victories—essential for major reforms—for this sick caricature of an hijo de p***. Period," he said.
Locsin earlier said the law and the Supreme Court are wrong in letting Sanchez walk free, a development that cites to a new rule on the reduction of sentences based on good conduct in jail.
"He got 7 sentences. True law favoring a convict has retrospective effect on his sentence. That spares him having to finish 1 of 7 life sentences. He has 6 to go or 200 years more," he said.
The Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) said Thursday Sanchez would not be eligible for early release anymore.
Sanchez could be disqualified from the good conduct and time allowance (GCTA) rule following the seizure of some P1.5-million worth of illegal drugs in his cell in 2010, the BuCor added.
BuCor director Nicanor Faeldon had said Sanchez was likely to walk free among thousands of inmates because of a new law increasing GCTA and a Supreme Court (SC) decision applying this law retroactively.