Browsing All posts tagged under »CPDRC«

Editorial: Byron’s belligerency

January 8, 2013


From lawyers to Americans and now a police chief, former Capitol consultant Byron Garcia isn’t one to shy away from a fight. In 2011, Byron confronted an American neighbor whose road blockade he tried to remove. The younger brother of suspended Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia also challenged the management of the Filinvest subdivision for failing […]

Swat units sent to reinforce Cebu city, province jails

January 7, 2013


Police yesterday scrambled to secure the Cebu provincial jail and the adjacent city jail after rumors spread that a riot or a jail break would occur apparently to embarrass acting Cebu Gov. Agnes Magpale who was scheduled to visit the penal facility. About 10 members of the Special Weapons and Tactics (Swat) unit of the […]

Byron hits police on SWAT presence, warns of jailbreak

January 6, 2013


by Senior Reporter Marian Z. Codilla Former Capitol security consultant Byron Garcia lashed out at Chief Supt. Marcelo Garbo for detailing Special Weapons and Tactics Team (SWAT) members into the Capitol where his sister, Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia, has stayed in since last month. Byron, who visited his sister early today, also warned that there […]

Cebu inmates back on track, next show slated on Oct. 20

October 16, 2012


Following the success of its “Oppa Gangnam Style” performance last Sept. 29, Cebu province’s famed dancing inmates are scheduled to present again on Saturday, Oct. 20. The monthly public “open house” shows of the inmates in the quadrangale of the Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center every third Saturday have been revived, said Capitol consultant […]

Cebu inmates master ‘Gangnam’, other tunes

October 3, 2012


With their return to live  performances, Cebu’s renowned dancing inmates have other routines to show. Vince Rosales, choreographer of the Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center (CPDRC), said plans are  underway for different dance tunes for the  inmates who performed South Korean rap star Psy’s “Oppa Gangnam Style” last Saturday. “It was just recently that […]

Cebu inmates do the Gangnam; Over half million hits in 2 days

October 2, 2012


by Jessa J. Agua, Correspondent After only two days online, the latest performance of  Cebu’s  dancing inmates  got over half a million hits  in YouTube. About a thousand inmates in orange prison shirts danced in the rain  to Korean singer Psy’s hit song “Oppa Gangnam Style.” The  Sept. 29 performance at the the Cebu Provincial […]

Cebu’s dancing inmates inspire New York musical

June 22, 2012


  A musical inspired by the dancing inmates of the Cebu provincial jail is making a stir on line and in New York City. The play “The Prison Dancer” will be presented in the New York Music Festival (NYMF) from July 20 to 28 at St. Clements Theatre according to a report by GMA News […]

Ex-Lezo mayor seeks transfer from CPDRC to Aklan jail

June 1, 2012


The camp of former Lezo, Aklan mayor Alfredo Arsenio is seeking his transfer from a detention cell in Cebu province back to his hometown. Arsenio’s lawyer Eduardo Arriba said neither the Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center (CPDRC) nor the Cebu City Jail wants to take custody of the accused. “It is like a football […]

No special treatment for detained mayor at CPDRC — Gwen

April 11, 2012


  THERE’S no special treatment for former town mayor Alfredo Arsenio in the Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center (CPDRC), said Capitol officials yesterday. Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia repeated that she will order Arsenio’s transfer out of CPDRC even as she described as a “low blow” a Cebu Daily News editorial that questioned why the inmate […]

Fiscals ask: Why bend rules again for inmate?

April 4, 2012


    Strike two for the Cebu provincial jail’s special treatment of an inmate accused of murder in Aklan province, where he used to be a town mayor. A day after videotaped scenes emerged of a birthday party held for detained ex-mayor Alfredo Arsenio inside the office of the warden, the Regional State Prosecutor’s Office […]