Crucifixion in Bulacan
Despite the Church's repeated exhortations that Holy Week is not about going to the beach or being nailed to the cross, a woman is crucified in Paombong Bulacan

BULACAN, Philippines – Crucifixions are not men’s domain alone. On Good Friday, April 6, a woman was crucified in Barangay Kapitangan, Paombong, Bulacan. Her name is Precy Valencia and she went through the flagellation like all the men.

Crucifixions are a yearly spectacle in the Philippines, with the tradition having deep roots in Pampanga in Central Luzon. Folks in the nearby province of Bulacan have also adopted the bloody exhibition of penance. The Roman Catholic Church has repeatedly said, flagellation and being nailed to the cross are not the way to salvation. Video by Charles Salazar. –

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