Man re-enacts Jesus Christ's crucifixion; asks better government response against pandemic


Amid the health crisis, a 57-year-old man in Sto. Tomas City, Batangas was not restrained from doing his yearly "panata" or vow during the Holy week which is to  reenact Jesus Christ's crucifixion.

Based on the report of Abs-Cbn News, just this Tuesday (March 30), Greg Meer Horton willingly let himself be nailed in a cross with the help of some of his companions.

According to Horton, he has been doing the reenactment of the crucifixion for eight years. However, because of the pandemic, he was not able to do it last year that is why this 2021, he made sure that his vow will be fulfilled.

Horton shared, he used to nail himself in the cross as a way for him to gather attention from the authorities and for his societal calls to be heard. 

"Ito po ang gusto kong iparating sa kinauukulan: Magsakripisyo po tayo... Lalo sa kinauukulan, mag-sacrifice po tayo. Isakrispisyo natin yung sarili nating interes para sa kapakanan ng lahat," Horton said.

With his vow, he also wanted the government to stop the widely spread corruption in politics especially amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The reenactment of Jesus Christ's crucifixion is traditionally done during Holy week. However, due to COVID-19 protocols, this was postponed together with other Lenten activities.

Source: ABS-CBN

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