Filipino Diasporic Identity

Filipino Diasporic Identity

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    The Good Friday reenactments of Jesus Christ's crucifixionplayed out in this Filipino village.The body armor of the Roman centurions may be plastic,but the nails are very much real.Enaje is a local celebrity.This is his 24th consecutive year on the cross.[SPEAKING TAGALOG]

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    I fell from the third floor of a buildingand I didn't break anything.So I vowed to myself to be crucifiedto say thank you to God.People from the nearby villages join

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    in with enthusiasm for the mile long processionaround the streets.Many believe suffering like this willbring about good fortune for their families.They're not swayed by the Catholic church, whichfrowns on such extreme customs.This is their personal vow, and thisis part of how they define their being Catholics or Christians.Only about 25 go all the way.

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