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Cutud Lenten Rites Holy Week Philippines

In many areas in the Philippines, re-enactments of the Passion of Christ in the form of senakulo are popular. In the barangay of San Pedro Cutud, however, passion plays are taken to the next level.

Every Good Friday noon, penitents take to the streets and flagellate themselves. Under the scorching sun they imitate the steps of the Lord, as onlookers avidly snap photos. The culmination of this bloody procession – perhaps no longer surprising – is an actual crucifixion!

According to the locals, the first crucifixion was witnessed in 1962. The first to be crucified was Artemio Anoza, who was known at that time as a “quack doctor” from Apalit, Pampanga. His aspirations to become a full fledged faith healer and religious leader motivated him to volunteer for the crucifixion. 

Cutud Lenten Rites Holy Week Philippines

Since then, more and more locals have joined in to flagellate and crucify themselves as a form of “panata” or vow of sacrifice. Many of them believe that by actually experiencing what Jesus went through, they would receive forgiveness for their sins.

Tourists from all over the world flock to this small district in the province of Pampanga to witness this spectacular devotion of faith. Join us on April 18, 2014 (Good Friday) and see this unique tradition for yourself!

Holy Week Philippine Cutud Lenten Rites Flagellation


DATE: April 18, 2014 (Good Friday)

– Cutud Lenten Rites
– Half Buried Church in Lahar from Mt. Pinatubo Eruption
– Church fondly known at the “Sistine Chapel of the Philippines”

– Round trip transportation via chartered van
– Merienda
– Donation fees
– Personalized ID

RATE: Php1,600.00/head
DURATION: 6-8 hours
ASSEMBLY TIME: 9:30 AM in Ortigas

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*Photos courtesy of Rael Villanueva

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