TEN inmates escaped from a detention facility in Pasay City at dawn of Monday, April 3, 2023.
In an initial report, police said the prisoners worked together in destroying the iron fence of the main facility.
They also mauled the duty officer and took his service firearm, money and jail keys.
The escape happened around 4:30 a.m. at the Malibay Detention Facility in Barangay 152.
The escapees were identified as Richard Dela Cruz, Carlo Magno Legazpi Benavidez, Christian Samson Salvatierra, Norman Punzalan Deyta, Joey Gabriel Hernandez and Eden Rodriguez Garcia who were also facing charges for illegal drugs; Tirzo Navarro Galit, Romeo Marasigan Estopa and Joshua Panganiban who were detained for robbery; and John Michael Medellin Cabe, who is facing carnapping charges.
Police Community Precinct Commander Major Jerry Sunga and the jail officer involved in the incident were relieved from their post to pave the way for the conduct of an impartial investigation.
As of 4 p.m. Monday, Garcia, Hernandez, Galit and Panganiban have already been rearrested. (SunStar Philippines)