Truth Behind The Viral Photo of Cardinal Tagle Who Kissed Bautista's Foot Exposed!

It's been a while since the photo of Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, the 32nd Archbishop of Manila, who kissed the foot of Commission on Elections (COMELEC) Chairman Andres "Andy" Bautista went viral on social media. The photo draws different reactions and there are netizens asking if it is edited or not.
Tagle kisses foot of Bautista
Upon checking on the internet, the photo is real and not edited. An article from GMA News Online dated March 24, 2016 gives the answer.

Their report was entitled: Cardinal Tagle kisses the foot of Comelec chairman Bautista, and it was during the washing of the feet ceremonies at the Manila Cathedral on Maundy Thursday.

Tagle kisses foot of Bautista


Tagle also washed Bautista's feet during the event.

Tagle washes feet of Bautista


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After exposing husband's alleged unexplained wealth, Patricia, the wife of COMELEC Chair Andres Bautista, presented information and documents to the National Bureau of Investigation on August 1, allegedly showing more than ₱336 million in local and foreign bank accounts that weren’t disclosed in the official’s Statement of Assets and Liabilities (SALN). She also listed 14 properties in the Philippines and abroad worth more than ₱300 million as well as foreign investments in companies based in the British Virgin Islands, Brunei Darussalam, and Anguilla — all allegedly under Bautista's name. In her affidavit, Patricia accused her husband of “misleading and corrupt practices while in office."

However, Chairman Bautista denied the corruption allegations of wife and said Patricia's claims may be politically and financially motivated.