MANILA, Philippines — The Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) on Tuesday updated the number of inmates who escaped from the maximum security compound of the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) on Monday.
In a statement, the BuCor said the count of escapees was increased to four after one person deprived of liberty (PDL) was reported missing.
“Please be informed that one more PDL identified as PDL CHRIS Candas ABLAS N217P-4392 of Dorm 8C-2, was reported missing up to present with possibility as the 4th escapee who was involved in the prison escape incident yesterday on 17 Jan 2022,” the bureau said.
This means that there are two unaccounted PDL escapees who are still at large, namely, Ablas and Drakilou Falcon.
Ablas was convicted for robbery with homicide and sentenced to reclusion perpetua without parole; while Falcon was convicted for robbery with homicide and illegal possession of firearms.
The BuCor earlier offered a P100,000 reward for information that could lead to the arrest of Falcon.
The other two escapees, identified as Pacifico Adlawan and Arwin Bio, were killed during the manhunt operations after they allegedly resisted arresting authorities.
“Maximum Security Compound is still placed on lockdown status as of this time while recovery efforts are still on going,” BuCor said.