887 Prisoners Escape from Davao
A total of 887 inmates detained in prison facilities under the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor), including the New Bilibid Prison (NBP), escaped during the period 2000 up to April 2011.
Records of the BuCor obtained by ABS-CBN News revealed that the Davao Prison and Penal Farm in Panabo, Davao registered the highest number of escapees with 227.
The NBP came in second with 212; followed by the Iwahig Prison and Penal Farm in Puerto Princesa City, Palawan with 184; the Sablayan Prison and Penal Farm in Occidental Mindoro with 147; the San Ramon Prison and Penal Farm in Zamboanga City with 80; the Leyte Regional Prison in Abuyog, Leyte with 22; and the Correctional Institution for Women with 10.
Of the 887 inmates who escaped, 246 were retrieved. Over 300 inmates who escaped in previous years were also retrieved.