In the Philippines, some Catholics volunteer to be non-lethally crucified on Good Friday. Sterilised nails are driven through their palms, and they are hung on crosses. Ruben Enaje has been crucified 27 times. Philippines Department of Health advises tetanus shots before the crucifixion.
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The largest number of graves of any cemetery for U.S. personnel killed during World War II is located in Manila, Philippines. It has 17,206 graves. 16,636 of which were U.S. personnel.
If you spent one day on each of the islands in the Philippines, it would take you almost 21 years to visit them all.
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During the 2009 Philippines floods, a 18-year-old boy named Muelmar Magallanes saved 30 lives. After leaping into the rushing water to save his family from danger, he repeatedly jumped back in to save others, but ended up sacrificing his life in a last trip to rescue a baby girl and her mother.
In 1993 Pepsi ran a contest in the Philippines in which it promised 1 million pesos, roughly $40,000, to the person who found the number 349 inside his bottle cap. Pepsi went on to mistakenly print 800,000 winning caps, leading to outrage and death threats to Pepsi executives. source
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