The inmate who escaped from the Maximum Security Compound of the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) in Muntinlupa City on Sun, Dec 27, has been identified as Reynaldo Fuentes, 39.
“Superintendent Richard Schwarzkopf Jr. said that the escape of Fuentes, who is serving time for murder, was discovered after prison officials conducted a head count,” reports Perseus Echeminada in The Philippine Star.
Schwarzkopf added that Fuentes “does not belong to any of the 13 gangs in the NBP.”
Fuentes was detained at Dorm 12-B of the maximum security compound. He is believed to have used a rake tied to a rope to climb the wall.
As of early Mon morning, Dec 28, Fuentes still hadn’t been located.
The report noted: “Following the incident, NBP officials said the biometrics registration was put in place as part of security measures to ensure that only legitimate visitors can enter the prison facility.”
Schwarzkopf then explained that “the computerized records of the inmates’ visitors would be stored in a database and would be made available to law enforcement agencies.”
“The biometrics system is part of the reforms at the NBP to address the practice of prostitution in the prison as well as the entry of firearms and other contraband,” Schwarzkopf stated.