Zambales Catholic school possessed?
CANDELARIA, Zambales -- Terror and trauma surround parents and students of a Catholic school here after a dozen students were allegedly exorcised by evil spirits on at least five different occasions.
The allege exorcism is now a common topic, which puzzles local residents, especially parents of high school students from Saint Vincent Academy (SVA) in Candelaria.
Asterio Hermoso, 52, utility/electrician of the said school, however, confirmed that 14 female high school students from Saint Vincent Academy, including his daughter, were exorcised.
“Iyong anak kong si Baby (not her real name), 12, dalawang ulit sinaniban at hinimatay noong Huwebes at Biyernes kung kaya pinatingnan namin siya sa albularyo,” Hermoso said.
A school janitor, Carlos Morado, claimed that the exorcised students suddenly shouted that they were “Justine Cruz,” claiming that she was murdered five years ago by her father, a certain David Cruz.
The students were sent home early last Friday after another student was allegedly delivered from evil spirits.
SVA principal Angelina Rojas denied the alleged exorcism of the students and claimed that they were just playing pranks.
Candelaria municipal registrar Airene Cansas confirmed that there is no “Justine Cruz” registered in their registry of births, including the year of records 1988, 1990, 1993 at 1995.
Old residents told this reporter that the compound where the school is now located used to be a cemetery during the early years.
In a related story, rumor spreads in Subic, Zambales about a Grade Six pupil from Matain Elementary School who was allegedly exorcised of evil spirits last Thursday.
Residents claimed that that the school compound also used to be an old cemetery. By: Ruben Veloria - Peoples Journal