Photos of tourists posing on Pampanga crosses went viral on the social media.
TOURISTS – The photos of tourists who posed on crosses in Angeles City, Pampanga hooked the netizens on the social media.
One of the most-observed religious events by the Catholics is the Holy Week. It is a sacred commemoration of the sufferings and the death of Jesus Christ in the pursuit to save the people.
Before the Holy Week, the Catholic Church and the other religious institutions are continually stressing to the people to meditate and reflect on the upcoming event. The Church is also busy in preparing for numerous activities aligned on the commemoration of Christ’s sufferings and death.
However, it seems like there are people who have forgotten the sacredness of the cross – the symbol which many Catholic devotees believed to be where the Son of God has fulfilled His mission and showed His love for the people.
In the social media, the photos of some tourists who posed on crosses in Pampanga hooked the online community’s attention.
Based on a news report in Rappler, it was on the 13th day of April when Mandaue City Mayor Luigi Quisumbing shared on his social media account a collage of photos that has reached him through a friend.
In his Facebook post, the Mandaue City Mayor stressed, “Ok. This maybe one of the worst things ever. Photo: sent by a friend. CTTO (credit to the owner).”
According to the news report, the posted photos sparked negative comments from the netizens. One Facebook user stated in a comment that the photos were shot in Pampanga.
Based on the news report, the source has traced the photos which was taken five years ago in Pampanga.
It was after the Good Friday “Siete Palabras” (Seven Last Words) ceremony in Barangay Lourdes Northwest, Angeles City when the photos was taken. It has also hooked the netizens’ attention on that year.
“This is so disrespectful and unbecoming… so sad that some people sometimes do not realize the real essence of the cross,” stated one netizen in a comment.
According to the news report, Angeles City Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan Pamintuan told the source that on 2013, the city government, in the pursuit to prevent it from happening again, has already taken some corrective measures.
Pamintuan expressed that the “tourists were no longer allowed” to go near to the area and they have put “wire fences.”