2 of 9 escapees from CamSur penal farm surrender
MANILA -- Two of the nine inmates who bolted the Tinangis Penal Farm in Pili town, Camarines Sur have surrendered, police said.
Moriel San Joaquin, 22, charged with carnapping, and Erwin Capuz, 33, charged with possession of illegal drugs, surrendered to San Jose del Monte, Bulacan Police on Friday.
A sibling of one of the inmates sent surrender feelers to radio dzMM, according to dzMM reporter Dennis Datu.
Radio dzMM then coordinated with San Jose del Monte Police Chief Joel Estaris and Tinangis Penal Farm jail warden Jojo Musa for the escapees' surrender.
According to San Joaquin, it was not their plan to escape from prison. He said they just followed the other inmates when they sawed off the grills of their detention cell and escaped through the back of the penal farm last Wednesday.
San Joaquin said they decided to surrender since they no longer have money to buy food.
They will now be brought back to the Tinangis Penal Farm, police said.
The other inmates who remain at large are:
Roland Negrido, charged with murder;
Eugene Brutas, charged with possession of illegal drugs;
Lloyd Gilford Embile, charged with robbery;
Rolly Cabaltera, charged with rape;
Richard Tell, charged with statutory rape;
Juan Polidario, charged with illegal possession of firearms; and
Kalim Padillo, charged with frustrated murder.
Those who have any information on the inmates may contact the Camarines Sur Police hotline at (054) 475-8680. -- Reports from Dennis Datu, dzMM; Jeck Batallones, ABS-CBN News