The Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center or CPDRC, is the world-famous penitentiary institution that gave us the dancing inmates. These prisoners became a worldwide sensation when a video of them dancing to Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” was uploaded to YouTube by Byron Garcia, the security consultant of the Cebu Provincial Government. To date, the “Thriller” video has garnered almost 15 million views to date. There’s even a Wikipedia article on the video itself!
Anyway, the CPDRC compound can be seen in Google Maps and is just barely obscured by clouds. In the thumbnail above, I’ve adjusted the contrast and you can clearly see the open-air courtyard where the inmates do their dances. Unfortunately, there’s no inmates performing the day this satellite image was taken.
Below, you can check out their latest video done last week. This time, they’re gyrating to the smash 1984 hit by Bonnie Tyler “Holding Out for a Hero” (popularly known as “I Need a Hero”) while paying tribute to peace heroes such as Mahatma Gandhi, the Dalai Lama, Princess Diana, Aung San Suu Kyi, and the Philippines’ own José Rizal. (Read the Inquirer article.) I’m still bemused at the sight of a thousand men dancing choreographed moves. Hehehe.