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BREAKING: 2 inmates bolt QC jail during earthquake drill

By: - Reporter / @CMarquezINQ
/ 12:29 PM July 27, 2019

MANILA, Philippines — Two inmates escaped from the Quezon City Jail while the Metro Manila-wide shake drill was being conducted early Saturday morning.

READ: LOOK: NCR residents join metro-wide shake drill as Batanes experiences real quake

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Initial report from the Quezon City Police District (QCPD), the inmates were identified as Mamerto Valenzuela, facing charges of rape; and Dennis Valdez, facing drug charges.

Neil Camalig, a Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) personnel, told police officers that the two so-called “persons deprived of liberty” were missing from QC jail at around 4 a.m. while the earthquake drill was ongoing.

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BJMP Spokesperson Chief Inspector Xavier Solda told INQUIRER.net that the manhunt operation to catch the detainees is still ongoing, noting that the inmates escaped through a manhole.

“Hanggang ngayon tuloy pa rin ang manhunt [especially yung passage dun] sa manhole. Dumaan sila [inmates] sa drainage system pati personnel ng BJMP nandun,” Solda said in a phone interview. /jpv

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