5 inmates bolt Oriental Mindoro jail
CITY OF CALAPAN – Police have launched a manhunt against five inmates who escaped from jail in Naujan town in Oriental Mindoro province Sunday morning, police said.
A report from the Mimaropa police identified the escapees as Remegio Orfrecio, Toribio Mercado, Ananias T. Dalisay, Marlon Genabe, and Marvin Montemayor.
Mimaropa stands for Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon, Palawan, which comprises Region 4-B.
Duty officer Senior Jail Officer 1 Bernardo J. Baldesco, of the Naujan Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP), discovered the five missing at 2:45 a.m. from the detention facility in Barangay (village) Poblacion 1.
Baldesco said the padlock of Cell 1 was unlocked and the metal bar of Cell 2 was broken.
All of the escaped prisoners, except Montemayor who was from Baguio City, were natives of Naujuan. They face charges that included drugs, violence against women and children and rape.
The police report said initial police investigation revealed the inmates escaped at about 1:30 a.m.
Negligence was stated as the reason for the escape, the report also said.
In a recent update, a certain Jet Antenor, a businessman and resident of Barangay Pagkakaisa, reportedly called the Naujan police and reported that Genabe surrendered to him at about 6:30 a.m., said Supt. Imelda Tolentino, head of Mimaropa police information office. CBB/rga
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