Police: 1 Bilibid escapee killed in Muntinlupa

Published January 17, 2022, 2:05 PM

by Jonathan Hicap

One of the three prisoners who escaped from the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) in Muntinlupa on Jan. 17 was killed during manhunt operations by authorities.

The Muntinlupa police identified the fatality as Pacifico Adlawan, 49, a native of Surigao del Sur, who was serving his sentence for frustrated homicide and drug use at the NBP.

(From left) NBP escapees Arwin Bio, Drakilou Falcon and Pacifico Adlawan (BuCor, Muntinlupa police)

At 1 a.m. on Jan. 17, Adlawan and two other prisoners escaped from the NBP maximum security camp. The other two were identified as Arwin Bio, 35, who was convicted for attempted murder and murder; and Drakilou Falcon, 34, who is serving sentence for robbery with homicide.

An initial report by the police stated that the three prisoners escaped the NBP maximum security camp by sawing off the grills of the window of their dormitory cell. They fired at corrections officers at NBP Gates 4 and 3, and fled towards Sitio Magdaong inside the NBP Reservation.

Three NBP corrections officers and one prisoner were wounded. They were identified as Angelito Marquez, 57; Mark Joseph Pesons, 29; and Jancy Dagonas, 26; and prisoner Michael Dullavin. They were rushed to the Ospital ng Muntinlupa for treatment.

The Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) warned the public that the escapees are armed and dangerous.

Two of the BuCor corrections officers who were wounded by the escapees (Contributed photos)