TWELVE inmates bolted their detention cell yesterday morning in Malvar, Batangas.
The suspects were identified as Diego Baes Barola, Melvin Ona, Jerald Rivo, Leodigario Lara Jr., John Raniel Hiwatig, Arvie Villegas, El King Leonida, Carissa May Salagan, Noel Malpas, Artemio Castillo, Moris Carandang and Fredie Santos.
Carandang is facing charges for illegal drugs while Santos faces murder raps.
Reports said the incident occurred at 4 a.m.
The inmates managed to escape from their detention by sawing off the steel bars of their cell.
Police immediately conducted a manhunt and dragnet operations for the recapture of the inmates.