Jaybee Sebastian is confirmed dead at the age of 40.
Jaybee was best known as a Filipino convicted kidnapper and carjacker.
Death was likely due to COVID-19.
Jaybee Sebastian
Jaybee Niño Manicad Sebastian

1979 or 1980
Died(2020-07-18)July 18, 2020 (aged 40)
Cause of deathCOVID-19
Other namesPalos
Criminal statusdead (died of disease)
AllegianceSigue Sigue Commando
Criminal charge2 counts of kidnap-for-ransom, one count of carjacking (2009)
Penalty2 life imprisonment (kidnap-for-ransom)
17 years and four months-20 years imprisonment (carjacking)
Imprisoned atNew Bilibid Prison
Jaybee Niño Manicad Sebastian (born 1979 or 1980 – July 18, 2020) was a Filipino high profile inmate interred at the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) who was convicted for kidnap-for-ransom and carjacking in 2009. He was known for running a prison and was allegedly involved in the illegal drug trade within the prison.
1 Criminal career
2 Death
3 References
4 See also
Criminal career
A third-year college drop-out, Sebastian was arrested in the early 2000s for kidnapping and carjacking and was detained at the Manila City Jail pending a decision on criminal charges against him. Inside the Manila jail, he became involved with Sigue Sigue Commando and served as an overall advisor to the prison gang. After his conviction in 2009, he was transferred to the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) in Muntinlupa.
At the NBP, Sebastian reportedly lead Presidio one of the two prison gangs involved in illegal drug trade. The other group was Carcel which was supposedly lead by Herbert Colanggo, a convicted kidnapper.
During the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte, Sebastian was alleged by Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II of running a three-year funding campaign to support the Senate candidacy of Leila de Lima for the 2016 elections in exchange for de Lima tolerating Sebastian's drug trade involvement inside the NBP. De Lima was then Justice Secretary under Duterte's predecessor, Benigno Aquino III.
On September 28, 2016, Sebastian and two other inmates were injured, while a Chinese drug lord named Tony Co died after being involved in a stabbing incident in NBP Building 14.
Sebastian died of COVID-19 at the New Bilibid Prison Hospital on July 18, 2020. His body was cremated in Dasmariñas, Cavite.
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