Pagsugat is a Filipino Easter tradition, celebrating the meeting of Jesus and Mother Mary after His Resurrection. I know, I know, it's not in the Bible, but think about it: who would be the first person Jesus would show Himself to?
Pagsugat takes place very early in the morning, in the case of our parish, at 4:00AM in the parking grounds of the nearby Victoria Mall. Too early, in fact, for my own mother and me: we arrived thirty minutes late, so we missed the actual meeting itself. Too bad we missed the spectacle: a child dressed as an angel, suspended from a rope (think bungee-jumping), is usually tasked to remove the veil from Mother Mary's face. We did stay around for the Mass, though.
As you can see, the Mass is quite well-attended, despite its very early hour.
Dawn breaks, finally. Look at the wonderful colors.