Manhunt underway for 8 Calbayog jail escapees

POLICE have launched a manhunt operation against eight persons deprived of liberty (PDLs) who escaped from Calbayog City Jail in Samar Monday, July 27, 2020.

In a report, Police Regional Office (PRO)-Eastern Visayas Spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Ma. Bella Rentuaya identified the escapees as Milo Ligason, 36; Eron Tomboc, 25; Edgar Elbano, 45; Edar Balantino, 33; Juvy Openiano, 41; Edwin Abria, legal age; Eden Albana, legal age; and Raul Doroja, 43.

Responding unit from Calbayog City Police Office led by Lieutenant Sam Andarino, officer in charge, said the jailbreak occurred at around 2 p.m. Monday.

Initial investigation disclosed the escapees rushed towards the gate while they waited for the supply of water coming from Calbayog City Water District.

The eight PDLs fled on foot going to the mountainous area of Barangay Gadgaran, Calbayog. (SunStar Philippines)


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