Location: Mandaluyong City
Date: April 22 2011
Present: The Click Freaks
It indeed was a Good Friday for some of the members of The Click Freaks (TCF) who went on their feet to witness and capture how devout Catholics of Mandaluyong practice mortification of flesh as proof of their faith.
Being the only Catholic country in Asia, Holy Week is one of the most celebrated events by the Filipinos, which is commemorated with street processions, Pasyon, Senakulo, and a lot more. Practices of self-flagellation, despite the disapproval of the Church, are known to have started during the Spanish colonization and are very evident in Marinduque and San Fernando, Pampanga.
No matter how old and peculiar our society’s customs can be, it is gratifying to see that they are still being practiced even by the young generation.
Kaiz is a stay-at-home mom and currently works as an Operations Specialist for a software engineering company based in the US.