An estimate of 15 devotees will be nailed to the cross during the Lenten rites in brgy Cutud, San Fernando, Pampanga on Good Friday, March 30.
57-year old Ruben ‘Ben’ Enaje, who has been participating in the event for 32 years, will lead the penitents in this year’s re-enactment of the crucifixion, which is known to attract local and foreign tourists.
The nails that will used in this year’s crucifixion of Enaje are the same nails he used since his first penitensya, and had been placed in a jar of alcohol since last year.
Among the penitents that will be crucified are two men from the Mindoro Province, and two nephews of Enaje who have previously participated in the annual event.
Enaje also admitted that he is already growing old to join the annual crucifixion in Cutud, but insisted that he will continue this practice since he is being assisted by God.