Manhunt yields success: 9 out of 10 Pasay prison escapees rearrested
MANILA, Philippines (Updated) — Nine out of the ten prisoners who escaped a Pasay jail facility on Monday have been rearrested by authorities, the Southern Police District (SPD) said on Tuesday.
SPD said Norman Deyta, Carlo Magno, and Romeo Estopa were nabbed during a manhunt operation on Tuesday.
On Monday, the authorities brought back into custody escapees Christian Salvatierra, Joey Hernandez, Eden Garcia, Tirzo Galit, Joshua Panganiban, and John Michael Cabe.
Meanwhile, a manhunt operation continues for Richard Dela Cruz, who remains at large.
The inmates escaped Malibay Detention Facility in Barangay 152 at around 4:30 a.m. on Monday.
The SPD said they managed to storm out of the facility after they busted their cell’s iron bar, overpowering and mauling the duty jailer. After the assault, they stole his service firearm and assorted prison cell keys from him.
Originally published April 4, 2023 at 09:14 a.m.