Danao shooting: 4 gunmen kill suspected drug lord’s wife, turn V-day celebration into tragic one 

Pegeen Maisie Sararana 02/15/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A Valentine’s Day celebration turned into a tragic one for the family of suspected drug lord Alvaro “Barok” Alvaro when four unidentified assailants barged into their home in Danao City and shot dead…

BREAKING: 4 CPDRC cases among 46 new cases in Cebu

Rosalie Abatayo 05/12/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Four inmates of the Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center (CPDRC) have been found positive for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) this Tuesday, May 12, 2020. Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia, in a virtual presser…

Gwen: COVID-19 breaches CPDRC

Rosalie O. Abatayo 04/29/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has breached the Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center (CPDRC) with 18 inmates testing positive for the infection. Governor Gwendolyn Garcia, on Wednesday afternoon, April 29, 2020, said the…

CPDRC jail personnel to stay-in to prevent COVID-19 exposure

Rosalie Abatayo 04/22/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Jail personnel in the Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center (CPDRC) will already be housed inside the facility to prevent the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) from penetrating the prison. Governor Gwendolyn Garcia said that…

CPDRC jail guards from COVID-19-infected barangays ordered not to report for work

Rosalie Abatayo 04/21/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu Provincial Capitol has ordered jail guards and other personnel from Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center (CPDRC) who reside in coronavirus disease (COVID-19)-infected barangays in Cebu City to no longer report…

CPDRC promises to address wastewater discharge complaints

Rosalie O. Abatayo 11/24/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center (CPDRC) in Barangay Kalunasan in Cebu City has made a promise to take steps to comply with environmental standards and address concerns on their wastewater discharge.…

Cebu City Council forms task group to solve Kalunasan ‘foul smell’ problems

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 08/14/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Council will be forming a task force composed of nine members to tackle the foul smell bothering the residents of Barangay Kalunasan here.  The council has taken upon themselves to…

Capitol to investigate complaints of foul smell allegedly coming from provincial, city jails

Rosalie O. Abatayo 07/18/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Are the Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center (CPDRC) and the Bagong Buhay Rehabilitation Center (BBRC) really the sources of stench that is bothering residents in Barangay Kalunasan, including the Langub Shrine in Barangay…

Decongesting CPDRC: Capitol to tap lawyers group to speed up disposition of cases

Rosalie O. Abatayo 07/18/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines— Decongesting the Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center (CPDRC) is still a top concern of the Capitol. This is the reason why Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia said the Capitol is looking to tap the…

Police to ask congressmen to fund construction of bigger jails in towns

Rosalie Abatayo 07/14/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — With the Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center (CPDRC) housing almost a thousand inmates more than its capacity, the provincial police are considering asking the district representatives to build bigger penitentiaries for the…

Measles outbreak sow fear among CPDRC inmates

Rosalie O. Abatayo 01/10/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines–At least 40 inmates of the Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center (CPDRC) were confirmed to have measles, Provincial Health Office chief Rene Catan said on Thursday. Catan, in a phone interview on Thursday afternoon,…

CPDRC personnel pass first surprise drug test of the year

Rosalie O. Abatayo 01/10/2019

Cebu City, Philippines – Fifty-eight personnel of the Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center (CPDRC) started the year right as none of them were found positive for illegal drug use after a surprise drug test conducted by…

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