Good here is that they allow the prisoners to live a normal life they also have livelihood program for them so when they leave the prison they will have something to do to earn a living.
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During our city tour of Puerto Princesa, we made a stop a this prison and penal farm. Considered one of the oldest in the Philippines, visitors of this place would most probably be amazed of how much a thriving community this prison and penal colony...More
what struck me is the management of the farm and the prisoners. they are given another chance to showcase their talent it to people and hopefully their families. we met some prisoners who entertained us with their welcome dance. later, we went around the old...More
the inmates roam around freely. Some, perhaps all, have jobs. Planting vegies, caring for the animals running a store etc. Ther are a number of animals running around. I saw cows, chickens,goats, dogs, cats.
Visited Iwahig for the morning specifically for birding, some good walks and forest trails. Had no problem getting access to the area.
The Iwahig prison and penal farm is an interesting alternative to the many island hopping tours offered in the Philippines. We went there by tricycle and spoke to some inmates who were very friendly. Bring some money to buy Filipino souvenirs and fruit to support...More
This is an open prison that is apparently much desired by prisoners in the Philippines because of the lovely surroundings and the fact that they can live there with their wife and family. It is around 40 minutes away by bus from Puerto Princesa, in...More
I was amazed when my friend tour me in Iwahig. It was really an interesting place. A very big place for the inmate.Also their had an nearby swimming area inside the Iwahig. You can stop over in the communal building where you can buy a...More
Get a tricycle or van to take you there and you can freely wander around after a small admission fee. It's so interesting and fun meeting the prisoners, expect a small dance performance and lots of harassment to buy cigarettes for the prisoners (they ate...More
a dreadful one hour drive by tricycle to get there from Puerto, 2,400 prisoners, 150 max security, 1,000+ medium and the rest minimum. You only meet the medium who are generally 20 years plus inmates, drugs, murder etc. Seemed like really nice guys, but ......More