Monday, January 25, 2010

The "Dancing Inmates" Do It Again

The dancing inmates of the Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center (CPDRC), a maximum security jail in Cebu, Philippines became popular worldwide when a YouTube video of them dancing to Micheal Jackson's Thriller hit the internet in 2007. Time Magazine's December 19, 2007 issue ranked the inmates' Thriller video as 5th in its Top 10 List of Most Popular Viral Videos.

Several of their dance performances can now be seen on YouTube, the recent of which is their version of "The Drill" (from This Is It) with Micheal Jackson's long-time choreographer Travis Payne and dancers Daniel Celebre and Dres Reid.


Verna Luga said...

Yeah right, so sad we were in a hurry when we attended the Sinulog the other week. We were not able to visit the prov.jail. Sayang.

O the give-away, I cannot afford international shipment yet, hahahah! I'm not earning that much with my blog, kasi dapat self-sustaining heheh! ... but I can ship it to your relative or friend in case you won.

Thanks Ms. Ray. Sali ka ha... para inspired naman ako. hehehe!

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Yes, it is a matter of pride for all of us Filipinos the way Manny Pacquiao has made us all proud. There is still hope for these inmates. Thanks for featuring their video in your post. God bless you always.

JENIE=) said...


i have the same topic for a post...hope you can read about it as well;)

remember me? it's been a while friend. hope you'll visit again ;)


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