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dArKeR Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-26-05 01:39 AM
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Philippine police `repent' in bid to keep their jobs

Nineteen policemen facing dismissal or suspension atoned for their infractions by flagellating themselves or volunteering to be crucified during yesterday annual reenactment of Jesus Christ's final hours.

Dozens of Filipino devotees mark Good Friday by volunteering to be nailed to wooden crosses in what has become a tourist attraction in Asia's most populous Roman Catholic country.

This year the Central Luzon regional police command, north of Manila, gave officers who have been absent without leave or who have neglected their duty a novel option: Redeem themselves -- and keep their jobs -- by joining the Lenten rites, said regional commander Chief Superintendent Rowland Albano.

I'm hoping Delay, Hastert, Lott, Hyde, Abrams, Wolfowitz, Lice, Cheney, and Frist volunteer for this too!
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