Inmates perform for Capitol anniversary
() - August 7, 2010 - 12:00am

CEBU, Philippines – Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center (CPDRC) inmates took part in the celebration of the 441st founding anniversary of the Province of Cebu.

Thirty-seven selected inmates, chosen based on their dancing abilities, performed at the quadrangle of Cebu Provincial Capitol.

Vince P. Rosales, CPDRC dancing inmates' choreographer, said the whole performance lasted for nine minutes. They performed three dances from Michael Jackson.

Around 500 people gathered in front of the Capitol building to witness the presentation. Members of the audience were excited to see the moves of the inmates, which are all featured at the popular internet site YouTube.

Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia shook the hands of each inmate to personally congratulate them for the good show.

CPDRC dancing inmates became popular when videos of their performances were uploaded in the internet. This caught worldwide attention and members of the international media visited Cebu to see their performances live.

The public is also given an opportunity to watch the inmates dance once a month as the CPDRC gates are made open for the show.

The CPDRC performance capped yesterday's series of activities, which started with an early morning mass,in line with the Capitol founding celebration. - Clea Lhyle P. Ompad and Razel V. Cuizon, USJ-R Mass Com Interns/JPM (THE FREEMAN)

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