Laguna police struggle to recapture 4 escaped inmates

MANILA, Philippines – Cops from Laguna have yet to find 4 escapees after a provincial jailbreak.

According to a police report, the escape happened at the Laguna Provincial Jail at around 11 am last Friday, October 27, when a prisoner managed to sneak in a gun and shot a jail guard multiple times. This allowed him and his cellmates to escape.

They fled onboard a maroon Toyota Revo, police said. A total of 6 inmates were able to flee at the time:

Vale and Macaraig have since been recaptured. They were nabbed in Imus, in the neighboring province of Cavite, on Tuesday, October 31.

According to Philippine National Police (PNP) Calabarzon spokesperson Senior Inspector Chitadel Gaoiran, cops have set up multiple road checkpoints to make sure that the suspects do not go farther.

"Continuous po ang manhunt (The manhunt is continuous)," Gaoiran told Rappler in a text message. –

Rambo Talabong

Rambo Talabong covers security, crime, and the city of Manila for Rappler. He was chosen as a Jaime V. Ongpin Fellow in 2019 for his reporting on President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs.