2 jail guards, 1 inmate killed in Cebu City ambush

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 13) — Two provincial jail guards and an inmate died in an ambush at around 9 a.m. Thursday in Barangay Kalunasan, Cebu City.

The three were on board a jail transport vehicle en-route to a court hearing when four assailants riding two motorcycles peppered them with bullets.

The police have identified the jail guards as Joel Teves and Bernie Bayotas, and the inmate as Jerryfer Perigrino.

Several gunshot wounds killed the three instantaneously. Bullet holes were also seen on the jail transport vehicle . The incident happened just less than a kilometer away from the Provincial Jail or the Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center (CPDRC).

Initial police investigation showed that Perigrino was among those in possession of illegal drugs during the recent greyhound operation at the CPDRC.

CPDRC Warden Reynaldo Valmoria said that the two jail guards were facing the Capitol's Committee on Discipline for alleged lapses in the entry of illegal drugs into the jail facility.

The CPDRC is a jail facility operated by the Cebu Provincial Government and not the BJMP.

Cebu Governor Hilario Davide III, who went to the crime scene, said he wants an in-depth investigation on the incident. He said a review of the security details will be done following the ambush.

Meanwhile, two CCTV cameras of Barangay Kalunasan which shows the exit roads and vicinity around the CPDRC were mysteriously shut down from 1:00 a.m. until after the ambush incident around 9:30 a.m.

The CCTVs were connected wirelessly to the barangay hall. Barangay officials were clueless as to why the cameras went off and who turned it back on again after the ambush incident.

The last time the cameras went off was during the latest greyhound operation at the CPDRC last week led by the Regional Police Office.