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Murder suspect walks out of Manila jail

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A former policeman on trial for murder in the Philippines escaped from jail on Thursday, then embarrassed authorities further by speaking to the media over the phone. 

Illustration of Philippine police holding truncheons in Manila. A former policeman on trial for murder in the Philippines escaped from jail on Thursday, then embarrassed authorities further by speaking to media outlets over the phone.

Ex-police superintendent Cezar Mancao, charged with murder over the killings in 2000 of a well-known publicist and his driver, casually walked out of a detention centre in Manila with the help of prison wardens, authorities said.

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