4 inmates escape Bacolod City Police Station

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Four inmates escaped from the Bacolod City police station, Unang Balita reported Tuesday.

4 inmates escape Bacolod City Police Station
Four by sawing iron bars of their prison cell. (Image from Bacolod City Police Office)

According to the Bacolod City Police Office, inmates sawed the railing and jumped over the fence behind the station.

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Three of those who fled have drug charges against them, namely Sunny Capa; Ely Lorence, 22, of Barangay 3; Michael Penoso, 25, of Barangay 2 while Jeffrey Elangos, 38, of Barangay Banago is facing child abuse complaints.

Police Lieutenant Colonel Ariel Pico, the spokesperson of Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO), said the detainees sawed-off the bar to escape.

He said jail officer Police Staff Sergeant Eric Olverio and desk officer Police Corporal Orwayne Jade Nadado discovered the incident around 12:45 a.m.

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Pico, who personally checked the custodial facility Monday, said a concerned citizen saw the detainees walking behind the custodial facility around 1 a.m.

“We received information that the jailer and desk officers were not around when the escapees sawed off the one-inch iron bar and escaped,” he said.

BCPO Director Colonel Henry Binas already directed Police Station 3 chief Major Ruel Culanag to launch a manhunt operation against the inmates who escaped Bacolod City police station.

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Customs ask for volunteers to repack 5,000 tons of garbage from South Korea

The Bureau of Customs is calling for volunteers to repack garbage from South Korea, which is still dumped at the Verde Soko plant in Tagoloan, Misamis Oriental, since 2018.

Of the 5,000 tonnes of waste, only about 20% are repackaged to return to South Korea.

A statement from the Kalikasan-People’s Network for the Environment (Kalikasan-PNE) said that in “June 2018, a cargo ship full of mixed waste arrived at the Mindanao International Container Terminal in Tagaloan, Misamis Oriental. It was consigned to a Korean company, Verde Soko II Philippine Industrial Corporation.”

On November 22, 2018, the South Korean embassy in the Philippines released a statement saying it would “take measures to have the wastes in question be brought back to Korea as soon as possible.”

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