AT least 37 minors escaped early yesterday morning from the custody of the Manila Youth Recreational Center (MYRC) in Arroceros, Manila.
It was learned that the minors were facing varying cases such as illegal possession of firearms, illegal drugs, gambling and snatching. among others.
The mass escape reportedly took place at around 3 a.m. and that the kids might have gone through the fence at the back portion of the center near the Pasig River.
Of the number, two were said to have been rearrested by the Manila Police District (MPD) City Hall operatives. One of them is said to be a 17-year-old boy who is facing a case of illegal possession of firearms.
Twice, reporters tried to seek the side of MYRC on the matter but the one who answered the phone during the first call said the one in charge, identified only as ‘Luz,’ was out of the office. The second time around, media was told she was in a meeting.