Thursday, July 26, 2007

Jailhouse Rock!

Have you seen the controversial dance videos of Filipino inmates in Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center (CPDRC)? These videos show more than 1,000 inmates practicing synchronized group dances to the tunes of "Thriller" by Micheal Jackson, "Radio Gaga" by Queen and "Jumbo Hotdog" by the Masculados. They are so amazingly entertaining that the videos have been viewed more than 1 million times in youtube over the last few weeks.

The videos were posted in youtube by the detention warden himself, Byron F. Garcia. He was recenlty quoted in ABC news saying "While the goal is to keep the body fit in order to keep the mind fit, such may not happen if it is done in a manner deemed unpleasurable. Music, being the language of the soul, is added to that regimen."

Even Patrick Rubio, chief admistrator of the Directorate of Operations within the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology, agrees saying "There's a time to dance and a time to sing. If they say laughter is the best medicine, how much more for dancing?".

What did i tell you? Pinoys really love to sing and dance...even in prison! It's so unconvetional but it has been effective in keeping the peace and order situation in CPDRC so far. Imagine how dancing has united all the non-conformists? Hundreds of killers and rapists tapping their feet and swinging their hips in synchrony to the tune of "Jumbo Hotdog". Only in the Philippines!

To see the videos, click on the links below:

Radio Gaga
Jumbo Hotdog
Sister Act

If you want to read more about the featured news report on ABC news:

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