MARINDUQUE, Philippines – On the island province of Marinduque, lenten rites held during the Holy Week involve a colorful festival of people in costumes and masks.
On Maundy Thursday, March 29, penitents wear morions – these are masks depicting the faces of Roman centurions. They are called by locals as
"Moriones." (READ: Behind the masks of Marinduque's Moriones Festival)
At Sta Cruz town in Marinduque, hundreds joined the lenten parade on Maundy Thursday.
Garbed in kaftan, a loong loose dress or tunic, several government employees, public school teachers, and barangay officials marched around the town on Thursday: