Thursday, September 22, 2016

Sub-provincial Jail escapee killed by jail guards in Inopacan - Two more escapees still hunted

The place of shooting incident in Inopacan, Leyte
The following article is a reprint from Manila Bulletin

2 Leyte jail escapees hunted
by Nestor L. Abrematea
September 2, 2016

Palo, Leyte — The Leyte Provincial Jail in Barangay Kauswagan, Palo, has launched a manhunt for two inmates who bolted the Leyte Sub-Provincial Jail in Hilongos, Leyte, last August 23.

Leyte Provincial Jail Warden Homobono U. Bardillon identified the escapees as Sonny Costillas and Marlon Obligado.

Bardillon said Costillas is facing murder charge while Obligado has a pending case of car theft before the Regional Trial Court in Hilongos.

He said Costillas, Obligado and a third inmate, Ronald Merino, took advantage of a heavy downpour to break out.

Merino was killed by jail guards in Inopacan town when he resisted arrest.

He was waiting for a passenger bus bound for Manila when the jail guards, acting on a tip, caught up with him.

Bardillon has asked the Leyte provincial police to help in arresting Costillas and Obligado.

Sub-Provincial Jail Warden Cesar Maraya has been relieved following the escape and was reassigned to the Leyte Sub-Provincial Jail in Palompon, Leyte, awaiting charges for infidelity of prisoners, Bardillon said.

Maraya’s assistant, Merly Vertulfo has been named in his place.

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