Inmates’ welfare

Editorial 03/14/2017

We don’t know when the regional Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG-7) will disclose the results of their inspection of the Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center (CPDRC) and their recommendation to Interior Secretary Ismael Sueno.…

Corrective measures

Editorial 03/10/2017

A Congressional investigation into the strip search conducted on inmates of the Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center (CPDRC) should go beyond just scoring political brownie points for its chief proponent, former Cebu governor and now Rep.…

Ruiz: Removal of inmates’ clothes was my decision

Ador Vincent S. Mayol 03/09/2017

CEBU CITY–The director of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in Central Visayas (PDEA-7) has cleared Cebu Gov. Hilario Davide III on accusations that the latter ordered the stripping naked of inmates of the Cebu Provincial Detention and…

Overcrowded CPRDC starts to accept inmates

Izobelle T. Pulgo 03/07/2017

Considering that municipal jails are also getting overcrowded, Gov. Hilario Davide III said that they have started to accept inmates inside the Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center (CPDRC) starting in January of this year, provided that…

Operation Greyhound and male circumcision

Nestor Ramirez 03/07/2017

The latest Operation Greyhound conducted at the Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center (CPDRC) is inarguably successful if our only gauge is the pieces of contraband recovered from the inmates. For that I would congratulate Regional Director…

Dalaw for CPDRC inmates restored

Izobelle T. Pulgo 03/06/2017

JAIL visits or “dalaw” for inmates at the Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center (CPDRC) has been restored. This developed after the at least 20 police officers, who were deployed to augment the security personnel of the…

‘Way dalaw ug way corruption, way lusot!’

Lloyd Suarez 03/05/2017

Ang labing epektibo nga himion ni Governor Junjun Davide sa Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center (CPDRC) ug mga warden sa lainlaing mga jail facilities aron epektibo ang kampanya sa illegal drugs mao nga wa nay itugot…

CPDRC RAID

Ador Vincent S. Mayol, Nestle L. Semilla 03/05/2017

CHR to evaluate findings; may conduct more interviews THE Commission on Human Rights in Central Visayas (CHR-7) has interviewed at least six inmates of the Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center (CPDRC) following reports that they were…

CHR PROBE

Ador Vincent S. Mayol, Izobelle T. Pulgo 03/03/2017

Concerns that stripping naked CPDRC inmates violates human rights come to fore Concerns over the stripping naked of inmates at the Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center (CPDRC) during a raid and herding them to a quadrangle…

Invasive search

Editorial 03/03/2017

A photo of prisoners squatting butt naked on the ground during an Operation Greyhound launched by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) at the Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center (CPDRC) that went viral on social media…

Naked prisoners: CHR starts investigation

Ador Vincent S. Mayol 03/03/2017

The Commission on Human Rights in Central Visayas (CHR-7) is conducting an investigation after inmates of the Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center (CPDRC) were stripped naked during a surprise inspection by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency…

Ruiz: Prisoner held keys to CPDRC jail cells

Ador Vincent S. Mayol, Izobelle T. Pulgo 03/02/2017

BELIEVE it or not, one of the inmates of the Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center (CPDRC) was in possession of the keys that open the jail’s detention cells. Yogi Filemon Ruiz, director of the Philippine Drug…

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