Art, music therapy among interventions in Cebu City jail amid rising COVID-19 cases

Alven Maria A. Timtim 04/24/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Bureau of Jail Management and Penology in Central Visayas (BJMP-7) has set up physical, mental, and spiritual intervention inside the Cebu City Jail amid the rising positive cases of coronavirus disease 2019…

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…

BJMP urged: Temporarily free political, elderly prisoners

Froilan Gallardo 04/19/2020

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Philippines—A group of human rights lawyers has asked the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology  (BJMP) for the temporary release of non-violent prisoners including the elderly and political prisoners. Lawyer Czarina Golda S.…

US to free some prisoners amid coronavirus threat

03/27/2020

Washington, United States–US Attorney General Bill Barr said Thursday he had instructed federal prisons to free some inmates to lessen the impact of the coronavirus epidemic. One day after the United Nations human rights chief urged countries…

CPDRC will halt accepting new prisoners

Jessa Mae O. Sotto 06/25/2018

The management of the Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center (CPDRC) will temporarily stop accepting prisoners from municipal jails due to lack of space for new detainees. CPDRC Jail Warden Reynaldo Valmoria said the facility located in…

Good values

Cris Evert Lato-Ruffolo 09/01/2017

Organizing and hosting events with children as the main audience and speaking in lectures and workshops with children as participants placed me on this platform where I can interact and observe them with understanding eyes. I have…

PH, China mulling prisoners swap — envoy

Inquirer.net 05/17/2017

BEIJING — The Philippines and China are eyeing a possible agreement to swap Filipino and Chinese prisoners so that they could serve their sentence in their own respective countries, Manila’s envoy here said Wednesday. “There are some…

Five prisoners escape Compostela jail; guard on duty under investigation

Ador Vincent S. Mayol, Fe Marie Dumaboc 04/07/2017

Five inmates who escaped from the Compostela Police Station holding cell early yesterday morning are now the subject of a manhunt. Giovanni Tapayan, 40; Joel Cuyos, 33; Rubin Catipay, 19; and Nelson Agbay from Compostela; and Joseph…

Compostela police launches manhunt for five escapees

Benjie Talisic, Fe Marie Dumaboc 04/07/2017

Compostela police are now conducting manhunt operation for five inmates who escaped early morning on Friday. Giovanni Tapayan, 40; Joel Cuyos, 33; Rubin Catipay, 19 and Nelson Agbay from Compostela and Joseph Pio Mahinay, 33, of Liloan…

HOOKED ON DRUGS

Nestle L. Semilla 04/04/2017

Cebu City officials are now tracing what caused the alarming number of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) cases inside the Cebu City Jail, even as they are inclined to believe that needle-sharing among users of nubain, a restricted…

Naked prisoners in Cebu jail cause uproar

Inquirer.net, Nestle L. Semilla 03/02/2017

Photos showing hundreds of prisoners in a Philippine jail sitting naked while being searched for contraband have triggered accusations of further rights abuses in President Rodrigo Duterte’s deadly war on drugs. The inmates of the Cebu Provincial…

Provincial Capitol: Of prison breaks and other problems

Izobelle T. Pulgo 01/05/2017

(Conclusion) Known globally as the jail facility that houses the dancing inmates, unknown to the world, the Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center (CPDRC) has been plagued with various issues: from the escape of inmates, to the…

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