Pinoy prisoners make Philippines proud?


I was browsing Hollywood gossips in Just Jared when I got to see a post entitled Philippine Prisoners Dance "Thriller." At first I thought I misread it, but I read it right. It's really about the Filipino inmates in Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center (CPDRC) reenacting Michal Jackson's hit dance-song Thriller. I was really shocked that the video by a certain byronfgarcia posted on Youtube just a week ago, July 17, 2007, would gain so much attention internationally.

In Youtube, the video has been watched 1,082,128 times, has 1,615 comments and has been favorited 6,508 times. Truly amazing, isn't it? It breaks records in Youtube. Here are some of its current honors:

#35 - Most Viewed (This Month)
#5 - Most Viewed (This Month) - People & Blogs
#1 - Top Rated (This Week)
#1 - Top Rated (This Week) - People & Blogs
#3 - Top Rated (This Month)
#2 - Top Rated (This Month) - People & Blogs
#14 - Top Rated (All Time) - People & Blogs
#17 - Most Discussed (This Week)
#8 - Most Discussed (This Week) - People & Blogs
#32 - Most Discussed (This Month) - People & Blogs
#1 - Top Favorites (This Week)
#1 - Top Favorites (This Week) - People & Blogs
#6 - Top Favorites (This Month)
#1 - Top Favorites (This Month) - People & Blogs
#36 - Top Favorites (All Time) - People & Blogs
#9 - Most Linked (This Week)
#2 - Most Linked (This Week) - People & Blogs
#56 - Most Linked (This Month)
#11 - Most Linked (This Month) - People & Blogs
#79 - Most Linked (All Time) - People & Blogs

Aside from Just Jared and Youtube, the video is making waves in other foreign sites like Boing Boing, Daddy Types, Universal Buzz, poeTV, asupremenewyorkthing, Morning Cup O' Joe, jibjab and a lot lot more.

In Dlisted, it has been tagged as the gayest prison ever, while in ectoplasmosis, the author said it's one of the greatest things he has ever seen on the internet. One commented that it shows rehabilitation center at its very best while one said that it's time to free the prisoners.

It all happpened in just a week.

Some could not believe they're inmates and generally, the videos draw both positive responses in the whole world, enough to make the Filipinos proud, even if it's thru the prisoners. As they say, it's ONLI IN DA PILIPINS! Michael Jackson will surely be impressed and he needs to speak up about it.

You can read more of people's reactions here.

Here are some of the talented prisoners' world-famous videos.

Sister Act-Hail Holy Queen

I will follow him - Sisters Act

Dayang Dayang

I hope they could come up with a video of Kembot, My Humps and Itaktak Mo.

About M.I.

Mykiru is an entertainment blogger, having been named as one of the Top 10 Pinoy Showbiz Resources in the Philippines. For a decade now, has been delivering the latest, the hottest and most trending issues in the country.

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