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BIGGEST JAILBREAK | 110 inmates on run after breaking out of jail in Kidapawan

Seal of Kidapawan City, where the country's biggest jailbreak so far happened.

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KIDAPAWAN CITY, Philippines -- (UPDATED W/VIDEO) Authorities said Thursday morning they had recaptured, so far, 34 inmates of Cotabato District Jail who escaped the night before in the country's biggest jailbreak, but more than 110 remained on the run in vast farmlands and isolated villages.

The BJMP does not want to speculate on the identity of possible perpetrators who stormed the prison.

The badly overcrowded jail in Kidapawan, 950 kilometers (590 miles) south of Manila, contained rebels from the various groups as well as members of criminal gangs that thrive in the corruption and poverty of the south.

The jail, which housed about 1,500 inmates, is a run-down former school building that militants have targeted repeatedly over the past 15 years.

The Chief of the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP), Jail Director Serafin P. Barretto Jr., went to Cotabato to oversee the situation.

Currently, the joint forces of BJMP, Philippine National Police (PNP), and Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) are still pursuing the escapees.

All units of BJMP Region 12 including facilities in nearby provinces remain on heightened alert.

Suspected Muslim guerrillas stormed the decrepit jail on Wednesday, freeing 158 inmates and killing a guard, in what authorities said was a bid to free fellow rebels.

Thirty-four of the inmates had been recaptured by Thursday morning, adding to five who were killed on Wednesday, jail authorities said, but they emphasized there were many obstacles in the manhunt.

"This is a very wide area. Aside from sugar, rubber and coconut plantations, there are areas and camps held by rebels that we cannot easily enter," jail warden Peter Bongngat told AFP.

On Thursday, the joint government forces went to Barangay Pisan, Kabacan, North Cotabato, to pursue some 50 armed men who, residents said, passed by the area.

According to the PNP, a former commander of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) named Omar Sultan, alias Derby, led the jailbreak and was seen with 20 escapees.

Derby had been imprisoned in the same jail for murder but escaped last year.

The MILF told Interior Secretary Ismael Sueno that it was not involved in the prison attack but promised to cooperate and apprehend the escapees.

Cotabato is part of the Mindanao hotbed of the decades-old Muslim separatist insurgency, as well as extremist gangs that have recently declared allegiance to the Islamic State.

The southern region of Mindanao is the ancestral homeland of the Muslim minority in the largely Catholic Philippines.

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Following is the list of jail breakers as compiled from a BJMP source:

1 ABAN, RAMOS AKMAD, 22, Kayaga, Kabacan

2 ABAS, RAMIL INIDAL, 28, Buricain 2, Pigcawayan

3 ABAS, ISMAEL, 22, Nalapaan Pikit

4 ABDUL, Dong Kadil, 46, Paucan, Datu Odin Sinsuat

5 ABID, BADRODIN ESCAK, 33, Poblacion, Kabacan

6 ABPI, Roger Tatak, 28, Kabasalan, Pikit

7 ADAM, Ali Sapal, 26, Kibayaw, Carmen

8 AFDAL, Dennis Ulangkaya, 35, Pikit

9 AGAT, SAMIR MANGANSAKAN, 18, Poblacion, Matalam

10 ALBERIO, RENGIE ENOC, 22, Poblacion, Kidapawan City

11 ALIMUDIN, ABDULLAH MANSID, 18, Kayaga, Kabacan

12 ALON, Dadong Akan, 39, Poblacion, Kabacan

13 ALON, JONARD SUELO, 18, Lapu-Lapu St., Kabacan

14 AMBEL, BAYAN CARLOS, 34, San Isidro, Midsayap

15 AMBOD, BOY MAPUNDO, 38, Poblacion, Tulunan

16 AMBOLODTO, RAPACON DIMAWAN, 36, Pob. 3, Midsayap

17 AMBONG, Bong Solaiman, 42, Pagalungan

18 AMIGO, Eddie Baugbog, 26, Junction, Kidapawan City

19 ANGKANAN, Jason Dikolano, 20, Poblacion, Kabacan

20 ANGKANAN, Mokaliden Dikolano, 31, Kabacan

21 ANGKIL, Guinda Manalasal, 29, Kayaga, Kabacan

22 ANOK, Rolly Plang, 26, Plang Village, Kabacan

23 ANTAO, Tagali Kasim, 25, Makasampan, Datu Odin Sinsuat

24 ARANAS, JOEY REGNER, 41, Sudapin, Kidapawan City

25 AYOB. MISUARI ASI, 19, Dalingawen, Pikit

26 BABA, KABELAN SAKILAN, 35, Kadigasan, Midsayap

27 BALASANA, SAMMY ANTICRISTO, 33, Poblacion, Kabacan

28 BALEÑA, Ronie Camura, 43, Poblacion, Antipas

29 BANDILA, Memeng Ugalingan, 35, Dagupan, Kabacan

30 BANOG, Guialil Madigan, 38, Lower Paatan, Kabacan

31 BANSILAN, Danny Taligtig, 29, Pagagawan, North Cotabato

32 BANSILAN, Faisal Sambutol, 33, Poblacion, Kabacan

33 BAROT, ARTURO PONCE, 30, 1-B Brgy. Malamuti, Kabacan

34 BATAGA, Camino Dalupan, 44, Poblacion 2, Banisilan

35 BATAN, Toto Balabagan, 32, Poblacion, Matalam

36 BAYAAN, JAY BOY BANTAC, 18, Kauswagan, Magpet

37 BERMEJO, Jemboy Igbuhay, 20, Poblacion, Carmen

38 CADETE, ZACARIA MACALINGANG, 27, Luanan, Aleosan

39 CADUNGOG, NILO SEBRERO, 38, Lower Katingawan, Midsayap

40 CAGUIO, Jomel Gawilan, 28, Sagundanon, Kitawtaw

41 CAÑETE, MELVIN ANTIPUESTO, 35, Lanao, Kidapawan City

42 CARLOS, BENJIE MANON, 34, San Isidro, Midsayap

43 CASANGYAO, MELVIN JUANILLO, 42, Onica, Kidapawan City

44 CASIM, Nohamad Tagayong, 27, Poblacion 7, Midsayap

45 CEDEÑO, ADONIS RAY FERRAREN, 33, Pob. 7, Midsayap

46 DACULA, KUSAIN MAJID, 23, Poblacion S.K., Pendatun

47 DAGADAS, Abdulhapid Gulam, 23, Poblacion, Kabacan

48 DALANDAN, MABINI ABPI, 43, Malanduagi, Kabacan

49 DALUMANGKOM, Amenudin Pino, 23, Layog, Pagalungan

50 DANGSULAO, BOBY ADSAL, 56, Kandangan, North Cotabato

51 DATU CALI, Aladin Datu, 31, Bulit, Datu Muntawal

52 DATULUKES, RASUL KEBAG, 22, Datu Saudi Ampatuan

53 DELA CRUZ, JASON MANGGA, 18, Popoyon, Tulunan

54 DIMATINDAY, SAMSUDIN RINGAW, 33, Nuyo, Buldon

55 DINAMPO, ROLLIE MAYORMITA, 33, Matina, Davao City

56 DITCHON, ARIEL BIOLON, 23, Lika, Mlang

57 DORONIO, ROY BALETE, 47, San Francisco

58 ENDAILA, JUN AYOB, 32, Kapinpilan, Midsayap

59 ENDEGAY, Tongal Samad, 21, Pandag, Datu Paglas

60 FLORES, RITCHELL VALLES, 30, Sadaan, Midsayap

61 GARCIA, ARMAN GONZAGA, 31, Prk 1, Magallon, Mlang

62 GONZAGA, FERLJOHN J, 21, Poblacion, Kidapawan City

63 GREGORIO, Jorry Derado, 33, New Bunawan, Tulunan

64 GUIAMBALAEN, TAYAN DAUD, 31, Ugalingan, Carmen

65 GUINDA, SAMSUDIN BARA, 27, Pinaring, Sultan Kudarat

66 HADJISALIK, TAHIR NAWAL, 35, Crossing Simuay, Sultan Kudarat

67 HASSAN, SAM MANIAL, 38, Rajamuda, Pikit

69 IBRAHIM, SULAIMAN MADI, 19, Nuangan, Kidapawan City

70 ISLA, JONATHAN MAMIDTID, 18, Poblacion, Matalam

71 ISMAEL, KENTOL GUIMAD, 30, Toreta, Libungan

72 ISMAEL, SUKAT PALAKAD, 40, Balacayon, Pigcawayan

73 JIMENEZ, ANGELITO USIO, 44, Sandawa Homes Phase 1, Kidapawan City

74 KADIL, WAHID HUKOMAN, 26, Nasapian, Sitio Minito, Carmen

75 KAJI, NASSER KADIL, 29, Inug-og, Pagalungan

76 KAMID, JAYBY BALAT, 29, Poblacion, Dalican

77 KASAN, Anton Ambong, 34, Simsiman, Pigcawayan

78 KIDAL, MANDO LIDASAN, 39, Katil, Datu Paglas

79 LAMPANI, KOSIB BAKAL, 24, Batolawan, Pikit

80 LAMPONI, Nor-amin Sagadan, 26, Dungguan, Mlang

81 LANGKUYAN, RASID MUSA, 47, Kayaga, Kabacan

82 LANGUIDO, KAHAR SUNDANG, 29, Pob. 2, Pigcawayan

83 LASAGAS, RONITO A., 29, Liton, Kabacan

84 LIDASAN, RONNIE GUIAMBANGAN, 25, Lanuon, Carmen

85 LIGUE, Danny De Guzman, 28, Matro, Kidapawan City

86 LISCANO, EDFEL BAUTISTA, 39, Pob. 6, Midsayap

87 LOBINO, Jay-ar, 25, Oasis, Kabacan

88 LUAY, Nonoke Cuta, 25, Batulawan, Pikit

89 LUMAMBAS, SAMMY SALAKAN, 33, Popuyon, Tulunan

90 MAMA, Mohamad Mokamad, 45, Poblacion, Kidapawan City

91 MAMALUMPONG, ABDULLA ABUBAKAR, 32, Nungoan, Pikit

92 MAMOKAN, Abdul Ryan Sulaiman, 31, Poblacion 8, Midsayap

93 MANGANDILI, SADINA HEDO, 34, Galakit, Pagalungan

94 MANGANTANG, SAIDALI SALILAGUIA, 35, Fort Pikit, Pikit

95 MANIBOG, JONIE MANLUNAS, 23, Pob. 6, Midsayap

96 MINTOG, PJ Sinapan, 18, Poblacion, Kabacan

97 MOHAMAD, Pahid Rahim, 18, Balacayon, Pigcawayan

98 MOHAMAD, ROSMAN SALIK, 35, Lower Migading, Aleosan

99 MOKAMAD, ALEX, 51, Balacayon, Pigcawayan

100 MONDEJAR, ALFON CORDENERA, 31, Kiyaab, Antipas

101 NAMLI, Myro Manontoc, 17, Mapanao Extension, Kabacan

102 OGUIT, Jerome Nadal, 22, Malasila, Makilala

103 OLIMPAIN, Bandro Sr. Teparan, 42, Kayaga, Kabacan

104 OMAR, ADSEHAR BASAGAN, 28, Talitay, Pikit

105 OPING, Muslimin Langgoyowan, 18, Simone, Kabacan

106 PANANGILAN, ONDO, 30, Rajah Muda, Pikit

107 PANAYAMAN, Nasrudin Guialil, 26, Kilangan, Pagalongan

108 PANDITA, Abdullah Mundas, 44, Amas, Kidapawan City

109 PANGAWILAN, HOMER DABPI, 24, Bagumbayan, Tulunan

110 PANGAWILAN, JONATHAN DUMALABA, 24, Rajamuda, Pikit

111 PASANDALAN, Monaim Kugang, 32, Tambak, Tulunan

112 PENCERGA, Jimmy Obad, 24, Bulatukan, Makilala

113 PENDATUN, HENRY SALINUGAN, 21, SK Pendatun, Sultan Kudarat

114 PERDIDO, JORESTE ROBLES, 34, Pob. 3, Midsayap

115 PIGCAULAN, Rossman Caumbo, 29, Fort Pikit

116 PILAS, MOKALED KANIBPAL, 26, Lumayong, Kabacan

117 PLANG, Usop Beda, 34, New Panay, Aleosan

118 RUTA, Winnie Corimo, 17, Malangag, Antipas

119 SAGUIA, SADAM SABAN, 22, Datu Saudi Ampatuan

120 SALAMAT, ABDULKDAIR PEPICAN, 42, Pagagawan, Datu Montawal

121 SALIK, AKMAD SAMULA, 42, Dunggoan, Datu Montawal

122 SALIK, Aladen Samula, 32, Tunggol Datu Montawal

123 SALIK, Jainoden Samula, 19, Tunggol, Datu Montawal

124 SALIMULA, AKMAD ALI, 27, Poblacion, Matalam

125 SAMAMA, Ebrahim Baraguar, 29, Balacayon, Pigcawayan

126 SAMAMA, Nasser Kalim, 31, Pagalungan

127 SAMPILO, JERRY ORDINESA, 42, San Francisco

128 SANCHEZ, EDGAR CABALLERO, 41, Poblacion, Pres. Roxas

129 SANCHEZ, REX GAKO, 33, Pob. 8, Midsayap

130 SARAUM, ROBIN MELGASO, 17, Bantac, Magpet

131 SELGAS, John Mair Escribano, 50, Baguir, Libungan

132 SERDIÑA, RIZALDE ARANIADO, 37, Prk. Sulphor, Amas, Kidapawan City

133 SING, Aladin Manguka, 28, Tamar, Talayan

135 SOLINAP, RENATO ORATE, 37, Magsaysay, Kidapawan City

136 SULTAN, Acob Dimasangkay, 19 Lanuon, Carmen

137 SULTAN, ALI KUYAG, 20, Rajah Muda, Pikit

138 TAHIR, ABDULLAH MAMARDA, 30, Sapan, Matanog

139 TAKULANGA, JOHN REX PUTI, 29, Poblacion, Kabacan

140 TALUNGON, SUMAEL ANGELES, 22, Crossing Tombras, Midsayap

141 TAYAG, Madz Dali, 20, Langugan, Carmen

142 TIBAN, ALEX DATUAN, 18, Pob. 3, Midsayap

143 TIBURON, Faisal Shariff, 28, Poblacion, Matalam

144 TILONA, Amer Camsa, 24, Central Malamote, Matalam

145 TOLENTINO, ALLAN JAY FABRO, 28, Katidtuan, Kabacan

146 TOMENEZ, JOSILITO LUCAG, 34, Kilagasan, Kabacan

147 TUGAN, ABDULLAH AYADA, 29, Sinalayan, Datu Paglas

148 UNAYAN, AKMAD TANDAY, 25, Kibayaw, Carmen

149 UNOS, Toto Makagkaid, 38, Datu Odin Sinsuat

150 USMAN, Kaliga Kamsa, 21, Baguadatu, Datu Paglas

151 USOP, GARDO SAMPOLNA, 48, Lanoon, Carmen

152 UTALA, Jomar Pulindao, 25, Tamburong, Datu Paglas

153 WALINGAN, Arman, 35, Kayaga, Kabacan

154 ZAILON, HASSIM KAMANSA, 36, Pagagawan, Datu Montawal

155 ZAINON, Oden Labay, 26, Sunrise Street, Kabacan

156 Aka Bataga Tamamay, For verifiaction due to their Aliases or different names

157 Aka ISMAEL, Kadil, For verifiaction due to their Aliases or different names

158 Aka Nasser Abdullah, For verifiaction due to their Aliases or different names

The escape from the jail in Kidapawan adds to a long history of jailbreaks in Mindanao, abetted by abysmal security and corruption that allows rampant smuggling into the rundown prisons.

Here are some of the successful jailbreaks:

April 10, 2004: Fifty-three inmates break out of the main jail on Basilan island, which is a stronghold of the Abu Sayyaf Islamic militant group. The Abu Sayyaf was blamed for the bombing of a ferry in Manila a few months earlier that killed 116 people. Twenty Abu Sayyaf militants were among the escapees.

Police later kill nine of the fugitives, including four Abu Sayyaf members, and recapture 15 others.

February 2, 2007: The Moro Islamic Liberation Front, the nation's biggest rebel group which has waged a decades-long separatist rebellion, free 49 inmates of the Kidapawan jail, the same prison where this week's breakout took place.

One of the escapees is Khair Mundos, a top leader of the Abu Sayyaf. After the US government places a $500,000-bounty on his head, Mundos is recaptured in 2014 in Manila.

December 13, 2009: More than 100 gunmen believed to belong to the MILF blast a wall of the Basilan provincial jail and spring 31 inmates. One prison guard and one assailant dies.

Among the escapees is a man accused of taking part in the beheading of 10 marines in an MILF ambush more than two years earlier.

March 4, 2010: Mohammad Jaafar Maguid, alias Commander Tokboy, escapes from his prison cell in Alabel town, according to the government's Philippine Information Agency.

Maguid later founds and leads Ansarul Khilafa, a small militant organisation that pledges allegiance to the Islamic State group and becomes one of the nation's most wanted criminals. He was killed in a police raid at a beach resort in Sarangani on Thursday.

August 27, 2016: Dozens of Islamic militants of the Maute group, another gang that has pledged allegiance to IS, raids a jail in Marawi city and frees 23 inmates. 

Eight of the escapees are Maute members who were arrested a week earlier carrying pistols and improvised bombs at a military checkpoint. 

The Maute group is then blamed for a bombing a month later in southern Davao city that kills 15 people.

 

 

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