Binay observes Ash Wednesday at miraculous ‘Lolo Uweng’ shrine
SAN PEDRO, Laguna—Vice President Jejomar Binay commemorated Ash Wednesday at the allegedly miraculous “Lolo Uweng” shrine.
Binay, who is seeking the presidency, headed to the Diocesan Shrine of Jesus in the Holy Sepulchre after a program with his senatorial slate at a nearby gymnasium.
The parish priest put ash on the foreheads of Binay, his running mate Sen. Gregorio Honasan, Sen. Nancy Binay, and Binay’s ally dismissed Laguna governor ER Ejercito.
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Ejercito was dismissed in 2013 due to overspending in the 2013 elections. He is seeking to regain the seat this year.
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Binay told reporters that he inaugurated the groundbreaking of the shrine two years ago.
Binay also visited the statue of Lolo Uweng.
The parish draws thousands of devotees every Friday wishing to give prayers before the wooden statue of Jesus, which is perceived to be miraculous.
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Lolo Uweng is a life-sized wooden image of Jesus that fishermen found on the shore of Laguna de Bay in the 19th century.
The shrine also has a well, where the water is believed to be miraculous. IDL
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