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A Filipino ‘magdarame’ (penitent) carries a wooden cross as he visit and pray infront of local churches to atone for his sins and fulfill his religious vows this Holy Week in Mabalacat, Pampanga Province

A Filipino ‘magdarame’ (penitent) carries a wooden cross as he visit and pray infront of local churches to atone for his sins and fulfill his religious vows this Holy Week in Mabalacat, Pampanga Province

epa01290445 A Filipino ‘magdarame’ (penitent) carries a wooden cross as he visit and pray at local churches to atone for his sins and fulfill his religious vows this Holy Week in Mabalacat town, Pampanga Province, north of Manila, Philippines, 19 March 2008. Filipinos have different religious practices in observance of Lent, including chanting of the Passion of Christ as read from a book and the reenactment of Christ’s crucifixion. On Good Friday, a village called Cutud also in Pampanga will hold its annual reenactment of the crucifixion with ocal penitents to be crucified. EPA/MIKE F. ALQUINTO

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