While thousands of devotees trekked along the uphill road in Malasag, at least two stabbing incidents spoiled the solemn religious activity during this morning’s Panaad in Malasag, Cugman, Cagayan de Oro City.
The first stabbing incident was reported at around 3 minutes past midnight at Stations 13 and 14 which is already at the end of the Stations of the Cross. Three hours later, another stabbing and punching incident took place at Station 14. Fortunately, emergency personnel were able to respond and victims were taken to a hospital. No further details are available as to what triggered the incident. See screenshot of RTA’s post on the incident below.
Here’s the route of the Stations of the Cross in Malasag.
While many do the Panaad as a penitence, many still do it more as a recreational activity.