Iwahig Prison & Penal Farm

Many of the photos I was commissioned to take at the Puerto Princesa Underground River at Sitio Sabang, Barangay Cabayugan long weeks ago are already out at Tropical Breeze Travel and Tour’s website http://tropicbreezetravel.com/

The website’s layout is cool 🙂

I’m not done yet; my busy schedule is getting in the way. But the other day, I managed to go to the Iwahig Prison and Penal Farm with Thea, my friend, who is the manager of the travel and tours.

Travelers take a tour at Iwahig Prison and Penal Farm, one of the oldest correctional facilities in the Philippines. The place is in Puerto Princesa City, Palawan. The building behind was among those built in 1904, when the U.S. colonized the Philippines.

More than a correctional facility for offenders, Iwahig Prison and Penal Farm is a popular tour site for those who care about history, and who love to help minimum security inmates by buying the souvenir items they make out of indigenous and recyclable materials.

This old building used to be the center of all activities for the minimum security inmates. They do their programs here, meetings, and others. Currently, it serves as the souvenir shop of the penal facility.

Dancing inmates at the souvenir shop at Iwahig Prison and Penal Farm. Everyday, when tourists come, they dance for just little helpful donations.

The expanse of the Iwahig Prison and Penal Farm ground, also known as “PRISON WITHOUT WALLS,” as seen from the antiquated building.

Rain sticks sold as souvenirs.

Advertisements

4 thoughts on “Iwahig Prison & Penal Farm

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s