Posts Tagged ‘dancing’

“Sydney journalist Adam Jasper visited a number of Filipino prisons earlier this year, and …. says that the Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Centre was one of the most disturbing prisons he saw, mainly because the man running it – whose family nepotistically runs Cebu province and has extensive ties to organised crime – treats the prison as his own private fiefdom and the prisoners as puppets to act out his obsession with music and dance. In comparison with inmates in other Filipino prisons, who were proud, he found the inmates at Cebu to be ‘frightened and craven’.”

Crikey, an online Australian independent news magazine.

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By now you’ve no doubt seen at least one of the 23 YouTube videos of 1,500 Filipino prisoners in orange jump suits doing precision dancing. The first video appeared back in July 17, 2007. It was a routine done to Michael Jackson’s “Thriller.” (more…)

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