Photos: Real-life crucifixion in Pampanga (philstar.com) - March 31, 2018 - 12:21pm MANILA, Philippines — Thousands of local and foreign visitors drove to Pampanga to witness the crucifixion of several men in a reenactment of Jesus Christ's sufferings. On Good Friday, several penitents had themselves nailed on wooden crosses by villagers dressed as Roman centurions before thousands of spectators in northern Pampanga province's San Pedro Cutud village. Friday's crucifixions was the 32nd for Ruben Enaje, a sign painter who began his yearly rite after surviving a fall from a building. The Lenten rituals are frowned upon by church leaders in the Philippines, Asia's largest Roman Catholic nation, especially if the event is used to boost tourism and business. The re-enactments of the crucifixion, however, have persisted and became an awaited tourist attraction in the largely unknown village in Pampanga province, about 80 … [Read more...] about Photos: Real-life crucifixion in Pampanga
Devotees reenact Good Friday crucifixions in Pampanga Aaron Favila (Associated Press) - March 30, 2018 - 1:43pm SAN PEDRO CUTUD, Philippines — Thousands of Filipino Roman Catholic devotees and tourists descended Friday on a farming village north of Manila to witness the crucifixion of several men in a reenactment of Jesus Christ's sufferings, a gory annual tradition church leaders frown upon. At least eight men have enlisted to be crucified briefly at noon to wooden crosses by villagers dressed as Roman centurions before thousands of spectators in northern Pampanga province's San Pedro Cutud village, tourism officer Ching Pangilinan said. The spectacle reflects a unique brand of Catholicism that merges church traditions with folk superstitions. Many of the mostly impoverished penitents undergo the ritual to atone for sins, pray for the sick or a better life, or give thanks for what they believe were God-given miracles. The … [Read more...] about Devotees reenact Good Friday crucifixions in Pampanga
Natagpuan ang bangkay ng 22 anyos na single mother na si Christinnelle “Khit-Khit” Dimacali sa tinitirhang boarding house sa Angeles City noong Enero 13, 2015. “Nag-report 'yung live-in partner [ng biktima] sa amin,” ayon kay SPO3 Celso Nicdao, investigator on case ng Angeles Police. “Ang sabi niya, nag-suicide 'yung ka-live-in partner niya.” “'Yung bangkay, nakahiga na, nakalatag na doon sa higaan nila. Hindi na nakasabit. Nandoon na 'yung pinagsabitan [na] lubid, tapos medyo magulo 'yung kwarto nila,” dagdag ng pulis. Sa obserbasyon ng mga awtoridad, may napansing ligature mark sa leeg ng biktima na posibleng sanhi ng pagbibigti. Kuwento ng mga kapamilya ng biktima, Disyembre 2014 nang matanggap si Dimacali bilang production staff sa isang electronic company sa Clark, Pampanga. Ngunit noong Enero 5, 2015, napagdesisyunan ni Dimacali na mag-resign sa trabaho. Ayon sa ina ng biktima na si Natividad Dimacali, napansin niya raw ang … [Read more...] about News SOCO: Babaeng natagpuang patay sa Pampanga, nagpatiwakal nga ba?
Kalaboso ang isang lalaki habang nakatakas naman ang kaniyang kasamahan matapos mambiktima gamit ang pekeng pera sa Apalit, Pampanga. Nabisto ang kanilang modus matapos magreport sa pulisya ang ilang may-ari ng sari-sari store sa Barangay Tabuyoc. Narekober mula sa sinakyang van ng mga suspek ang mga nabiling diaper, chichirya, kendi at ilang inumin. Gamit ng mga suspek ang mga P50 na hinihinalang peke. Payo ng otoridad, maging mapanuri sa pagtanggap ng pera magkano man ang halaga. Hindi umano klaro ang pagkakaimprenta at pare-pareho ang ginagamit na serial number sa mga pekeng pera. Mahaharap sa kasong paglabag sa Article 166 ng Revised Penal Code ang nahuling suspek habang patuloy ang paghahanap ng pulisya sa kaniyang kasamahan. - ulat ni Gracie Rutao, ABS-CBN News Bisitahin ang Patrol.PH para sa iba pang mga balita. … [Read more...] about 1 arestado, 1 nakatakas dahil sa pekeng pera sa Pampanga
ACTOR Baron Geisler was arrested by police after he allegedly threatened to kill his brother-in-law at his house in Angeles City, Pampanga. The Angeles City Police Station 3 said the actor went amuck in front of the residence of Michael Robin Stone Morales in Barangay Pulung Maragul on Monday afternoon. Morales said that Geisler threatened to kill him with a kitchen knife that he was holding at that time. Geisler was charged with illegal possession of a deadly weapon following the incident. Last week, Geisler posted photos of his bruised face on his social media accounts. He said Morales broke into his home in Angeles City and assaulted him. Geisler is now temporarily detained at the Angeles City Police Station 3. The actor, known for his role in the 1999 Filipino coming-of-age drama “Tabing Ilog” has been detained numerous times for his violent behavior, with the last incident in October 2017 in a restaurant-bar in Quezon City where, after a few drinks, was … [Read more...] about Actor Baron Geisler arrested anew in Pampanga for threatening to kill brother-in-law