By now, you have probably watched (again and again) the country’s latest YouTube phenomenon after Alyssa Alano’s mispronunciation of the song “Kiss Me.”
Over a million views just a week after its upload, the video featuring Cebuano prisoners dancing to “Thriller” has become a worldwide hit. It has not only been featured in the local news, but also in BBC, CNN, and other international news agencies.
But what is it anyway? Is it a form of punishment? A way to divert from gang wars? Or simply a prison version of a recess?
Al Jazeera English reports after the jump.
If you want a more detailed report, here’s a news feature covered by Jessica Soho for GMA.
And if you want to see what’s claimed to be “the other side of the story,” watch here…