A photo of young woman in skimpy shorts who posed in front of a cross became viral in social networking sites.
Netizens called the woman a "disgrace" for disrespecting the Catholic rituals during the Holy Week. Roman Catholicism composes mostly 80% of the Philippine population.
The photo is believed to be taken in Angeles City in Pampanga, where Holy Week rituals such as senakulo are common during the season. The activity is a re-enactment of the suffering and death of Jesus Christ in the cross.
Angeles City officials have condemned the incident, and reminded tourists to "respect the solemnity of the Holy Week."
Another photo became controversial on Good Friday after a citizen uploaded in on Facebook. In the photo, a security guard was assaulting a half-naked man while praying inside a church in Davao City.