Pampanga painter to be crucified for 33rd time

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Philippines --- Ruben Enaje is not yet throwing away his steel nails or white robe. On April 19, Good Friday, he is going to be crucified, his 33rd time to do the painful practice, as his thanksgiving offering as well as sacrifice. The 58-year-old billboard and house painter will act the part of Jesus Christ in the play "Via Crucis" (Way of the Cross) that is staged on the streets of Barangay San Pedro Cutud in this Pampanga capital every Good Friday. 10,000 flagellants Real-life crucifixion takes place here as penitents perform their version of Calvary between the boundaries of San Fernando and Bacolor town. More than 10,000 "mandarame" (flagellants...

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