CPDRC’s dancing inmates groove again!

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 08/12/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — After 12 years of being put off the spotlight, the famous Cebu dancing inmates are set to enthrall again after the dancing program was relaunched on Friday, August 12 at the Cebu Provincial…

‘Sa Cebu Ra Ni’ stories rundown: Brgy. Kalunasan

Dianne Zarina G. Savillo 07/06/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — CDN Digital’s “Sa Cebu Ra Ni” series is a collection of past and newly-discovered stories from a barangay in Cebu City that share inspiration, ideas, and hope for the Sugbuanons. For our second…

Netflix’s ‘Happy Jail’ Fil-Am maker gives a close-up of Cebu’s viral dancing inmates

08/17/2019

LOS ANGELES — While the Philippine island of Cebu boasts some of the best beaches in the country, it has also gained international attention for its jail that features dancing as a recreational activity for inmates. Cebu…

PBA player’s brother injured in jump

Melissa Q. Cabahug 03/22/2015

A brother of a Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) player jumped off the viewing deck of the Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center (CPDRC) after being detained for a week on rape charges. Joven Poligrates, brother of Eliud…

Freed inmate prefers to stay in jail

Melissa Q. Cabahug 03/09/2015

Being a prison maintenance man is his way to thank those who treated him well in CPDRC   He was free to walk away from jail after he was acquitted last month of the rape charges filed…

‘Pope dance’ by Cebu’s men in orange

Peter L. Romanillos 01/10/2015

An afternoon drizzle did not stop the world-renowned dancing inmates of the Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center (CPDRC) from presenting a “sneak peek” of their special dance for Pope Francis yesterday afternoon. Clad in their bright-orange…

Dancing Christmas tree, ‘lechon’ and Miss Earth for inmates

Peter L. Romanillos 12/27/2014

Dancing to the classic carol “Jingle Bells,” around 2,100 inmates of the  Cebu provincial jail entertained visitors, including family members who  watched their  open house performance on Christmas eve. As a finale, the inmates rearranged themselves in…

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