On January 17, the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) of the Department of Justice of the Philippines announced that three inmates escaped with guns from the highest security area at New Bilibid Prison in Metro Manila at around 1 a.m. that day. , during which 3 prison guards were shot.

  The Bureau of Corrections' preliminary investigation report showed that the three prisoners, aged 34, 35 and 49, were jailed for murder, drug trafficking or robbery.

In addition, the three prison guards who were shot have been sent to a nearby hospital for treatment.

The police are currently hunting down three fugitives.

  New Billy Peter Prison is located in Muntinlupa City, Capital Region of the Philippines, and is maintained by the Bureau of Corrections under the Department of Justice.

It is reported that as of November 2021, the prison has a total of 28,545 inmates, with an overcapacity of 6,435 inmates.

(Making Yueziyan)

Responsible editor: [Luo Pan]