Aie Balagtas See of The Philippine Star reports that "a source told (the newspaper) that inmate Prudito Capones Jr. of the Valenzuela City Jail escaped through the jail's rooftop about 2 a.m. on Saturday, June 15, ’using a key’ supposedly under the care of Jail Officer 1 Ferdinand Bruzo." Bruzo was allegedly Capones’ unofficial "boss," as the former reportedly trusted him to do tasks around the compound.
The report explained how Capones escaped: "Capones freely roamed the jail compound until about 2 a.m. Then he climbed the stairs connecting the fifth floor and the rooftop. He went down using scaffolding that construction workers set up for the renovation of the city jail."
The report noted that according to jail officer-in-charge Superintendent Flory Sanchez "being a ’jail aide,’ Capones was allowed to stay out of his cell until 5 p.m. but Bruzo ’allowed him to stay beyond that time.’" The report explained: "Sanchez, as OIC, temporarily replaced Superintendent Ferdinand Fontillo, the jail warden when Capones' escape happened."
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