Ocampo, former vice-president of the National Press Club (NPC), was granted a one-day pass to accept his lifetime membership and vote in the organization’s elections which were being held on the same day. After casting his vote, unknown to his guards, he had quietly walked down the flight of stairs into a car waiting in the parking lot. His unsuspecting and drunk guards were only alerted by his absence after a few hours. By then, Ocampo was already far, far away, in disguise and relishing his first whiff of freedom after nine years.
Twenty-five years later, Ocampo continues to grace the headlines.
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