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Minimum Security Compound in Iwahig palawan

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The Iwahig Prison and Penal Farm is located at Baranggay Iwahig, Palawan a 30 minute ride from the capital Puerto Princesa. There are at this moment  some 4,000 inmates living there.These minimum security inmates live in kind of dormitories and are working on one of the many agricultural projects. High risk prisoners are confined to maximum securities areas.

 Families of the prisoners can live  and stay with them in the prison farm.

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A: Prison Entrance Pan Equi

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Prison Entrance Pan Equi

B: Entrance Iwahig Prison in puerto princesa

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The guards inside  the Iwahig prison near puerto princesa in Palawan

Entrance Iwahig Prison in puerto princesa

C: Church In Iwahig Prisoner camp in Palawan

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The Church In Iwahig Prisoner camp in Palawan

Church In Iwahig Prisoner camp in Palawan

D: The Iwahig hospital in palawan

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The Iwahig hospital in palawan

The Iwahig hospital in palawan

E: Central Square in Ihawig Prison

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View of the central square of the iwahig prison near puerto princesa. In the middele of the square is...

Central Square in  Ihawig Prison

F: Theatre And Shopping Mall Iwahig Prison

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Theatre And Shopping Mall Iwahig Prison

G: The maximum securtity area in Iwahig

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This is the maximum security area, where the inmates are more strictly monitored, but these prisoners...

The maximum securtity area in Iwahig

H: Herbal Flower Garden Area Equi

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I: Little Chapel On Iwahig Compound

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Little Chapel On Iwahig Compound

J: Balsahan Lake In Iwahig Prison

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Balsahan Lake In Iwahig Prison

This panorama was taken in Philippines

This is an overview of Philippines

The Philippines are an archipelago of more than seven thousand islands off the southeast coast of Asia. Only half of these islands have been named and roughly one thousand are inhabited. Look at how beautiful they are! People first arrived here from the mainland around 25,000 B.C. by crossing a land bridge which existed at the time.

The name comes from Ferdinand Magellan of Portugal, who explored the Philippines in 1521. He claimed them in service of Spain, naming them after Prince Philip. Spain controlled the Philippines for the next 350 years until the Philippine Revolution of 1896.

Here's a picture of Fort Santiago, where the national hero Jose Rizal was imprisoned prior to his execution. He was a poet and novelist who supported peaceful reform, rather than violent revolution, against the Spanish government.

This is one of poems in which he describes the creation of the world, as a gift to his mother:

"Say they that tell of the world, the first dawn of the sun, the first kiss that his bosom inflamed, when thousands of beings surged out of nothing, and peopled the depths, and to the heights mounted, to wherever his fecund kiss was implanted"

Violent revolution broke out anyway and the Philippines changed hands from Spanish, to American, to Japanese control over the next fifty years. Following World War Two they finally became an independent republic.

Back to the beautiful ocean! You can dream about the Cafe Del Mar resort next time you find your screen saver kicking in when you're still sitting at the desk staring blankly. There's a series of DJ mixes with this title but I don't know if it refers to the same place. I would not be surprised.

Annnnd to really get you buying your plane tickets...

the sunset over Borocay White Beach!

Text by Steve Smith.

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