Across the country’s Catholic churches are full of the faithful and after the 3 PM activities, typically the Sieta Palabras and reenactments of the death of Christ, the people venerate the cross. Just like in Argao and Carcar.

It was my first time to witness an actual crucifixion, an unexpected experience as I didn’t know until I saw the poster in Angeles City. But like any other things, I was more curious on how it goes.

It was all over me, specks of red on my camera and camera bag, shorts, legs, arms and shoes as well as face. I was splattered with blood following the flagellants at Lourdes Northwest, Angeles City. Pampanga.

I was dumbfounded when I learned about it that I just have to go and peek. No, take pictures and see for myself, one of the country’s rarest image in the lenten procession. What’s more, its antique and have the head and hands made of ivory.