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Cebu’s dancing inmates featured in upcoming Netflix docu ‘Happy Jail’

Aug 10, 2019 - 7:59 PM

A new documentary by Filipino American filmmaker Michele Josue explores life inside the world-famous Cebu Detention and Rehabilitation Center

Cebu jail search yields drugs, guns

Oct 05, 2017 - 9:30 PM

An initial inventory finds several small packs of a substance believed to be shabu, valued at least P71,000, 5 bottles of valium, improvised guns, drug paraphernalia, and several mobile phones and gadgets seized during the operation

OPERATION GREYHOUND. Operation Greyhound yields contraband. Photo by Gelo Litonjua.

Gwen Garcia wants House probe into viral drug raid at Cebu jail

Mar 08, 2017 - 8:45 PM

House Deputy Speaker Gwen Garcia says the Cebu provincial jail turned from epic jail to epic fail under Governor Hilario Davide III

DAVIDE'S FAULT? Deputy Speaker Gwendolyn Garcia condemns the recent jail inspection that required Cebu inmates to strip naked. Screengrab from congress.gov.ph

Drug-sniffing dogs to help patrol Cebu jail, bus terminal

Oct 25, 2016 - 8:15 AM

The provincial government of Cebu has trained the K9s before their turnover to the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency Central Visayas

Gwen Garcia seeks House probe into Cebu jail drugs

Sep 01, 2016 - 8:00 AM

The congresswoman blames Cebu Governor Hilario Davide III for the entry of drugs and other contraband into the Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center

Cebu jail raid: warden owns fighting cocks seized by cops?

Aug 13, 2016 - 10:28 PM

The early morning raids of the Cebu Provincial Detention Center and the Cebu City Jail yield P4 6 million in cash shabu and drug paraphernalia among others

Papal envoy to Cebu dancing inmates: 'Jesus was a prisoner'

Jan 27, 2016 - 7:43 AM

The inmates say they were moved to tears and overwhelmed as Archbishop Charles Maung Bo spoke to them after their two dance numbers

DANCING INMATES. Filipino inmates perform during the visit of Burmese Cardinal Charles Maung Bo, at a prison facility in Cebu City, Philippines, January 26, 2016. Photo by Jay Rommel Labra/EPA

Cebu dancing inmates rehearse for int'l Catholic meet

Dec 30, 2015 - 11:19 PM

Video shows the prisoners rehearsing a special dance number to this year s IEC theme song Christ in Us Our Hope of Glory

DANCE. The Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center (CPDRC) inmates are preparing for another dance video, this time for the International Eucharistic Congress. Screengrab from Youtube

Prisoners turn to prizefighters at CPDRC

May 25, 2015 - 2:30 AM

Four prisoners at the Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center were the star attractions of a boxing card which featured prison amateurs against fighters from the outside world

Members of the CPDRC Supermax Boxer Team (L-R): Jimmy Berian, who is incarcerated for frustrated murder; Robert Marayan, the team's trainer who is locked up for rape; George Salugaol and Marvin Narte, who also locked up for murder. Photo by Mars Alison