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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  • Interesting place. Maybe a little bit made for the tourist but still interesting. Maybe it is better to take time and walk around. Our driver was rushing us and I would have wanted to see more than th...  more »
  • Having read reviews beforehand, I was intrigued to see what was coming and quite anxious about us being three 22 year old girls heading into a male prison. I could not have felt more safe, and more we...  more »
  • 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 »

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