2 inmates escape from police detention in Davao del Sur
More News from Orlando B. Dinoy
Senior Inspector Milgrace Driz, the town’s police chief, said James Lapis and Kamad Mangelen, who face robbery and drug charges, respectively, sawed off the iron grills of their cell’s upper window as darkness began to envelop the town around 6:30 p.m. Friday.
She claimed policemen and other inmates were so busy looking for emergency lights, although the brownout was previously scheduled, nobody noticed the two inmates cutting the iron grills.
Senior Superintendent Ronaldo Llanera, provincial police director, said an alarm for the escaped prisoners has been sent out as far as North Cotabato and other adjacent provinces.
Jailbreaks often occur in various detention facilities in Davao del Sur but efforts at recapturing the fugitives are not often successful. Out of the more than a dozen inmates who bolted the Davao del Sur Provincial Rehabilitation Center in December 2010, seven remain at large to this day.
Disclaimer: The comments uploaded on this site do not necessarily represent or reflect the views of management and owner of INQUIRER.net. We reserve the right to exclude comments that we deem to be inconsistent with our editorial standards.
To subscribe to the Philippine Daily Inquirer newspaper in the Philippines, call +63 2 896-6000 for Metro Manila and Metro Cebu or email your subscription request here.
Factual errors? Contact the Philippine Daily Inquirer's day desk. Believe this article violates journalistic ethics? Contact the Inquirer's Reader's Advocate. Or write The Readers' Advocate:
c/o Philippine Daily Inquirer Chino Roces Avenue corner Yague and Mascardo Streets, Makati City,Metro Manila, Philippines Or fax nos. +63 2 8974793 to 94