3 inmates bolt New Bilibid Prison; 1 dead
One of three prisoners who escaped from New Bilibid Prison Maximum Security Compound early on Monday morning died in an operation, according to an officer of the Muntinlupa City Police Station.
Police Col. Angel Garcilliano confirmed the death of Pacifico Villaruz, who engaged pursuing guards in a shootout near a creek.
Villaruz, along with inmates Arwin Villeza and Drakilou Falcon escaped from their dormitory cell by sawing the grilled bars of their window.
Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra on Monday said he would ask the Office of the President to sanction erring personnel of the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor).
Guevarra said he had also directed the National Bureau of Investigation to conduct a parallel investigation of the daring escape. The BuCor is an attached agency of the Department of Justice.
Disclaimer: The comments uploaded on this site do not necessarily represent or reflect the views of management and owner of Cebudailynews. We reserve the right to exclude comments that we deem to be inconsistent with our editorial standards.