FIVE inmates, three of them facing rape charges, escaped from their detention cell in Manjuyod town in Negros Oriental yesterday.
Police have launched operations to re-arrest the escapees, who were identified as Janly Callao, 39; Julan Paculanang, 30; Lito Pedro, 49;Joseph Casido, 24; and Ronnie Flores, 25; all residents of Negros Oriental.
Callao, Paculanang and Pedro are facing rape charges before a local court while Casido and Flores are charged with murder and illegal possession of firearms, respectively.
Senior Jail Officer 1 Christopher Sarsuelo, of the Manjuyod District Jail, discovered the wall of the inmates’ cell broken at around 5:30 a.m. yesterday.
Jail officials promptly conducted a headcount of the inmates and found out the five inmates missing.