21 prisoners escape in Bukidnon. - Photo by Wikipedia
21 prisoners escape in Bukidnon. – Photo by Wikipedia

MANILA, Philippines — At least 22 prisoners in Valencia City jail in Bukidnon managed to escape on Wednesday at around 3 in the afternoon, but 1 has been recaptured.

“Jailbreak in Valencia City (Bureau of Jail Management) in Bukidnon happens around 3:30 p.m. Around 22 prisoners escaped. PNP is helping BJMP (and one has been) recaptured,” Philippine National Police speaker Senior Superintendent Reuben Theodore Sindac said.

The inmates effectively escaped by climbing the wall located at the back of the prison.

However, the police now identified the names of the inmates who flee and they are Khalid Anggao, Ronald Ga, Teofisto Villamero, Jorem Barros, Carlos Lubos, Rogelio Tayros, Reymart Belmes, Roel Llacuna, Rodney Trinidad, Name Usop, Kairama Usop, Dionesio Daulong, Albert Espinosa, Macxie Macarampat, Jeffrey Odagon, Ronnie Recibdo, Abdul Nasser Roquero, Jamal Sambarani, Jenie Armecin, Marlon Canoy and Papaw Sarip.

A shotgun and 2 get-away vehicles were recovered during the operation.

Meanwhile, two prisoners, Albert Espinosa and Roel Llacuna, were re-arrested just today. Moreover, one escapee named Rogelio Tayros has surrendered to Superintendent Roy Magsalay.

Written by:

Alfred Mark Rosete
ABCom, Leyte Normal University