Talisay jail holds its own novena, dance competition for Sto. Niño

WHILE the majority focuses its attention on various Sinulog activities in Cebu City, the Talisay City Rehabilitation and Detention Center (TCRDC) held its own version of the Sinulog dance competition participated in by more than 300 inmates last Thursday.

The TCRDC’s Sinulog contest is an annual activity that has become a tradition among inmates and helps lift their spirits and fight boredom inside the facility.

Supt. Johnson Calub, former TCRDC chief, initiated the in-house Sinulog activity as their way of venerating the Sto. Niño.

Chief Insp. Renante Rubio, TCRDC jail warden, said this year’s Sinulog contest for the inmates was the sixth.

At least six of the seven cottages, occupied by 40 to 50 inmates each, were represented in the dance contest.

They choreographed their own dance presentation.

The TCDRC has built a Sto. Niño shrine inside and each of the jail’s cottages has its own patron saint.

Insp. Emilianito Enriquez, Rubio’s deputy, said the group from Cottage Two bagged the first prize, while the female dorm and Cottage One were named second and third prize winners, respectively. (more)

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