All thirteen inmates of the Sagay City Jail who escaped last week have been accounted with the surrender of the two remaining escapees yesterday.
Frustrated murder suspect Marlon Bandala, “alias Toto”, 24, of Brgy. Rizal,surrendered through the help of Brgy. Fabrica, Sagay captain Merly Dimavivas and Kagawad Pete Flores at about 7:40 a.m. yesterday, Chief Insp. Edel Jose Manzano, said.
At about 8:30 last night,theft suspect Eric Cordero, “alias C.J.”, 18, of Brgy. Poblacion also surrendered through the help of Romeo Jusayan of Radio Natin-Sagay.
Bandilatold the police that he had been hiding in a sugarcane field in Brgy. Fabrica, since they escaped on Wednesday last week and decided to surrender because he was running out of food, Manzano also said.
Meanwhile, Cordero said he was convinced by his family to give himself up and he was worried that he might be in danger if he continued to hide.
Cousins Richard, 28, and Resty, 22, both surnamed Dacaldacal, were re-arrested at about 12:10 p.m. Tuesday at Hacienda Maricor, Barangay Malubon in Sagay, while murder suspects Gilbert Manija and Armando Dilao, both 24, surrendered to Sagay Mayor Leo Rafael Cueva and Councilor Donato Marañon at about 5:30 p.m. Monday.
On Saturday, Joemar Libester, 26; Jimmy Vistar, 18; Jonard Quirante, 22; and Jolito Subteniente, 26, were arrested at Hacienda Albina, Barangay Rafaela Barrera, also in Sagay.
A day after their arrest, drug suspect Rey Villanueva, 28, also surrendered to the police, Rolando Bajo, 22, the alleged mastermind of the escape, and Jeck Española, 24, were arrested Friday at the bus terminal in neighboring Cadiz City, two days after the jailbreak.
Sagay and Cadiz City policemen received the Medalya ng Kagalingan (efficiency medal) from Philippine National Police chief Director General Alan Purisima at a ceremony at Camp Martin Delgado, Iloilo City Wednesday for the recapture of the 12 of the 13 inmates who escaped from Sagay City Jail.*APN