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‘Taong Putik’: A unique display of piety

During the Japanese occupation, villagers would conceal themselves in the fields, praying to Saint John the Baptist for rain to evade capture

‘Taong putik’: A ‘muddy’ expression of faith

The devotees of the “Pagsa-San Juan” call themselves “Taong Putik,” literally “mud people"

‘Taong Putik’: Filipino farmers express faith the ‘muddy’ way

People wake up before sunrise, cover their bodies with mud from the surrounding rice fields, and their faces with dried leaves

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