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The Philippines is Asia's largest Catholic outpost where the sect counts some 75 million adherents

A penitent self-flagellates on the eve of the Good Friday reenactments of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ in front of a church in San Fernando City, Pampanga province, north of Manila, on April 5

Holy Week in the Philippines

Every year, Catholic devotees in the Philippines reenact the suffering of Jesus Christ literally by flagellation and crucifixion. All these are part of their yearly penitence and show of faith.