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Photos: ‘Taong Putik’: Filipino farmers express faith the ‘muddy’ way

People wake up before sunrise, cover their bodies with mud from the surrounding rice fields, and their faces with dried leaves

Photos: ‘Penitensya’ (A Holy Week devotion in the Philippines)

Penitents consider these acts to be mortification of the flesh to ask forgiveness for sins, to fulfil a vow, or to express gratitude

Photos: Faithful in Philippines’ Bulacan province ‘arrest’ Jesus

Self-flagellations and crucifixions are some of the popular forms of rituals that Filipino Catholics participate in during the Holy Week

Photos: Philippines’ devotion to ‘Black Nazarene’ through the years

There used to be a myriad of stories during the celebration of the “feast” of the Black Nazarene in Manila every January 9

The Black Nazarene and the Filipinos’ quest for resurrection

The Black Nazarene devotion is perhaps one of the Philippines' most predominantly working-class Catholic devotions

Filipino devotion to ‘Black Nazarene’ getting stronger, more challenging amid pandemic

This year, there will be no sea of bodies of devotees of the Black Nazarene who would usually flood Manila's Quiapo district

What is the ‘Black Nazarene’?

“Our culture is a culture of touch and, significantly, in a way we want to touch heaven”

Manila’s annual religious procession of Black Nazarene cancelled due to COVID-19...

The Department of Health said the Philippines is now at "high-risk" classification for COVID-19

Sri Lanka shaman dies of COVID-19 after touting ‘blessed’ water cure

Eliyantha White claimed that he could end the pandemic in Sri Lanka and India by pouring pots of his "blessed" water into rivers

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