SAN PABLO, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles) – Filipinos are known to be musically-talented. A karaoke machine is more common in households than a television set. But they are also known to love tech gadgets, including the hoverboard.
On Christmas eve, as he concluded the celebration of a traditional midnight mass, a priest in a Catholic church in the city of Biñan, Laguna, just a few miles from Manila, sang an inspirational song, ‘May the Good Lord Bless and Keep You,’ while riding a hoverboard. It was his way of greeting the parishioners and showcasing both his musical talent and tech expertise.
The congregation was very amused and showed appreciation to their pastor with applause. But the Catholic Diocese of San Pablo to which the priest belonged wasn’t. He was suspended.
An investigation is now being conducted to determine whether the funds to purchase the hoverboard came from the church’s Sunday collections.
It’s more fun to be Catholic in the Philippines!