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Crucifixion 'Star' Nears End Of His Vow By AARON B. RECUENCO

Friday, April 6, 2012

Crucifixion 'Star' Nears End Of His Vow

By AARON B. RECUENCO
SAN FERNANDO CITY, Pampanga – Ruben Enaje is near the end of his 27-year vow.

Enaje will be nailed to the cross for the 26th straight year today, Good Friday.

The “crucifixion” of Enaje and 20 other penitents has been the high point of the Good Friday observance in Barangay San Pedro Cutud, an event that draws thousands of the devout and the curious to the small village.
But the 51-year-old artist feels he is getting too old to continue the ritual. “I can already feel my body complaining,” Enaje told the Manila Bulletin in Filipino.

He looked at the huge wooden cross that he keeps in his workplace. “This will be my retirement cross. I put my heart into making this because this will be part of my last performance next year,” he said.
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URL: http://www.mb.com.ph/articles/356411/crucifixion-star-nears-end-of-his-vow

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