Iwahig Prison and Penal Farm, Puerto Princesa

For an eye-opening experience, head to Iwahig Prison and Penal Farm. The prison was originally built in 1904 during the American occupation to home prisoners who were fighting against American colonization. Interestingly, in 1959 the government decided to distribute colonial land for cultivation to deserving colonists. Prisoners were divided into settlers and colonists, and those settlers who were approved were granted land to cultivate and develop. Today, the prisoners live in dormitories and work on various agricultural projects within the prison farm (except for high security prisoners). Visit the souvenir shop, where you’ll find various products on sale, all made from recycled materials and by the prisoners themselves. Money raised through the sale of souvenirs goes to supporting the prisoners' families. Add Iwahig Prison and Penal Farm to your Puerto Princesa travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Puerto Princesa visit planner .
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  • Stayed in Puerto Princesa, and used a afternoon to to visit the Iwahig Prison and Penal Farm, an experience due to you, really meet the inmates, some of them had killed, others done drugs crime. Many ...  more »
  • must go there and see how murderers live their life! a childhood dream come true! I was talking to murderers they cooked lunch for us!  more »
  • We have discussions with prisoners which one in particular Issac in Manila who told us his career without waffling is the Exchange we had surprising I recommend you visit and discuss with them do not forget d bring of cigarettes they will be very grateful I loved after coming back after guard right go swim with the Filipinos in the natural tubs of water c is great you can talk to the families of the prisoners, the guards, the students in Criminology there is a school on-site all mixed it gives several lovely ecperience notices
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