Watch: Filipino Priest Rides on Hoverboard While Singing Inside the Church (Video)
A Filipino Catholic priest rode on a hoverboard while singing to the church goers. Yes, you read it right, ‘Fr. Hoverboard’ used the hottest gadget today, and he is now receiving mixed reactions from netizens. The scene was captured on camera, and was uploaded on social media and later, on YouTube. Watch the video below, and read the details before you react.
As you can see, the Pinoy priest rides on a hoverboard as he travels along the aisle of the church while singing a Christmas song. Many people were clapping, and a woman said, “Ang galing, no?” (It’s cool, isn’t it?) We cannot trace the identity of the original poster of the video, but GMA News was able to search the name of the priest and where it happened.
According to the report, the priest on hoverboard is Fr. Falbert San Jose of Our Lady of Miraculous Medal, in Biñan, Laguna, but he refused to be interviewed. But contrary to some reports, the priest did not use the hoverboard during the Holy Mass or sermon. Witnesses said that Fr. San Jose did it right after the mass because it was Christmas Eve that time.
The price of a hoverboard in the Philippines is currently P7,000-P15,000. Hoverboards became extremely popular this 2015, and is considered as the hottest Christmas gift especially to children. The concept started when Marty McFly (played by Michael J. Fox) used a levitation board used in the movies ‘Back to the Future Part II (1989) and Back to the Future Part III (1990).
But in a recent report, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) said that there were 70 emergency cases of accidents, and most of them are due to fall and collision. Amazon.com stopped selling some models this December due to high risk of fire hazards. In fact, there are already 22 reports of hoverboards in the US after they burst into flames.
Meanwhile, some netizens (including Catholics) that the unconventional act of the priest is cool and entertaining, and a great way to attract attention of sleepy church goes. On the other hand, many Catholics do not agree on the idea and called it as a total disrespect for the Catholic Church. Some of them said it’s actually distracting people and a waste of donation money.