photos by Menzie Montes

A woman was bitten by a snake while she was relieving herself near Station 2 of the Panaad sa Guadalupe, a traditional religious activity during Holy Week located in Tablon, Cagayan de Oro City.

Emergency personnel on-duty were quick to administer first aid on the victim who was then transported to Northern Mindanao Medical Center (NMMC) for further medical aid. Accordingly, 21-year old Gilmae Rose Abriol is now doing well. – ABS-CBN News

The Panaad sa Guadalupe is an annual religious tradition in the city during the Lenten Season with “Stations of the Cross” placed along the 4-kilometer route which includes nine (9) river crossings up to the Guadalupe Shrine. The Panaad route traverses thickly forested areas so presence of wild animals including snakes are not discounted. Those who do the ‘Panaad’ are advised to be cautious and keep themselves safe.

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