Sunday, April 24, 2011
They have 2 groups of procession. The first is the group of the Independent Catholic or Aglipay. Their number is not so big but they have many carriages of the different statues of Jesus. The lower picture here for instance is a big carriage portraying the Last Super.
I took these pictures as they were still assembling for the procession that would start at 6pm. Those carriages have big and bright bulbs to lighten Jesus’ statues when the procession would drag by evening.
They would be following the carriage of Jesus carrying the huge cross.
A group of mostly senior women who recite certain prayers and novena as they walk.
They would be followed by some senior men in dark suits with colorful addendum to their attire. Turned out that the man in the middle was one of our wedding sponsors I did not immediately recognize him, he approached me after I took the picture, and I bowed before my Ninong.
Another huge carriage of the Last Super. This was put in a small truck.
I don’t know, I may be wrong because I did not see the other processions in other cities and provinces. But the huge turn-out in the annual procession during Good Friday shows how strong the Catholic religion is in many parts of the country.
(See my earlier photo-essay, Filipino religiosity part 1)