6 in­mates bolt La­guna jail; guard wounded

Cebu Daily News - - ISLANDS - /IN­QUIRER.NET

SAN PE­DRO CITY — Po­lice are hunt­ing down six male in­mates who es­caped the La­guna pro­vin­cial jail by shoot­ing a jail guard be­fore noon on Sun­day.

La­guna po­lice di­rec­tor Sr. Supt. Ce­cilo Ison said the jail break hap­pened around 11 a.m. in Sta. Cruz town, the province’s cap­i­tal.

He said one of the es­capees re­port­edly was armed with a .38 cal­iber gun which he used to shoot jail guard Nor­berto Mal­a­banan. Mal­a­banan was taken to a hos­pi­tal but it is still not clear if he sur­vived.

The es­capees were iden­ti­fied as Rhan­del Vale of Barangay (vil­lage) Buli­han in Famy, La­guna; Rio Mahilom of Caloocan City; Ray­man Ray­mundo of Biñan City, La­guna; Teddy Bu­cal of Mabitac, La­guna; Romel Macaraig of San Pablo City, La­guna; and Ver­just Di­zon of Pagsan­jan, La­guna. The six were in­volved in mur­der, car­nap­ping and il­le­gal drug cases.

Ison, i n a phone in­ter­view, said au­thor­i­ties are con­duct­ing fol­low-up op­er­a­tions to re­cap­ture the pris­on­ers.

Mean­while, sev­eral res­i­dents from Los Baños town told the In­quirer that they saw po­lice­men chas­ing down the es­capees past noon.

“We are also in­ves­ti­gat­ing why the pris­on­ers were able to carry a gun inside the jail,” Ison added.

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