Parents: Abraham Sulatra and Helia Marquez-Sulatra

(Photo courtesy of Claire)
The annual celebration of Holy Week in the Parish of San Nicolas de Tolentino, Cabatuan, Iloilo is climaxed by the staging of a traditional ceremony locally known as "Dampug."

Dampug is an angel personified by a small boy or girl who will announce the resurrection of Jesus Christ from death. The ceremony takes place at 4:30 A.M. of Easter Sunday. It is preceded by a procession from the Church to the "dampugan" or the place where the ceremony will take place. During the procession, the images of the Risen Christ and His Sorrowing Mother, borne on the shoulders of devotees, will meet at the "dampugan" and then the ceremony starts.

This year, the personification of our "dampug" will assume the personality of a girl. She is Claire Marquez Sulatra.

"Cling," as she is fondly called, is the daughter of Abraham Sulatra and the former Helia Marquez. She is a Grade II pupil of Cabatuan Parochial School. Her family resides at Rizal Ilaya St., Cabatuan, Iloilo.

The grandparents of our Dampug at her paternal side are Jose Sulatra and the former Consejo Leysa (both deceased), while her grandparents at her maternal side are Pedro Marquez (deceased) and the former Avelina Suoberon.

Source: Panicitos, April 24-30, 2011
Provided by Peter John Mina Cudo (Lay-out Artist, Panicitos).

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