May 22, 2018

Maiden Black Nazarene procession held in La Union

12 January 2018, 11:10 | Opal Carroll

Black Nazarene celebrations expected to attract 19 million

Manila churchmen appeal for clean Black Nazarene feast

Traslacion is the commemoration of the transfer of the image of the Black Nazarene from its original home in Intramuros to the Minor Basilica of the Black Nazarene Church in Quiapo on January 9.

Up to 20 million people are expected to attend this year's Feast of the Black Nazarene in Manila's Quiapo district on January 9.

Superintendent Lucille Faycho of the MPD said last year's crowd estimated at 18 million during the 10-day novena prior to the Black Nazarene feast could increase to 18.9 million this year.

This specific procession, known as the TranslaciĆ³n, takes place on 9 January and attracts the largest crowds. After setting off at dawn, it arrived at the city's Quiapo Church in the early evening, after stopping at 12 prayer stations en route.

If approved, the proposed liquor ban will cover the 5-kilometer radius of the procession route including Quirino Grandstand and Quiapo Church.

"We hope that the procession would be shorter this year".

500 soldiers, 1,300 MMDA men The Armed Forces of the Philippines on Wednesday said it would send 500 soldiers to augment the police force and help secure the Black Nazarene feast.

Victims family demand CBI investigation: Kamala Mills fire Row
Mumbai : A hotelier has been arrested for allegedly sheltering the three owners of 1 Above pub at his Mumbai residence in Juhu. A fire had broken out in Mojo's Bistro and spread to the adjoining 1Above which had also injured 55 people in the incident.

Manila is hosting the International Pilgrimage of the Black Nazarene.

Explaining the strong Filipino devotion, Monsignor Sabino Vengco, a prominent Catholic priest, told CNN Philippines: "People will suffer sickness, old pain and suffering will always be there", he said.

Also on Wednesday, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) said it would deploy some 1,300 personnel to help secure next week's feast.

There will also be a walkthrough along the route of the procession to ensure the safety of the millions expected to attend the event.

After a grueling 22 hours, the image of the Black Nazarene is home.

Drawn by devotees pulling on thick ropes attached to its carriage, the icon left a central Manila park with 490,000 people in tow waving white towels and chanting "Viva" ("Long live"), Manila police said. Instead of the eastbound lane of P. Burgos and Lagusnilad, the procession will take the westbound lane of P. Burgos.

Other News

Trending Now

Bills GM thinks Richie Incognito racial slur allegation is 'misunderstanding'
You've got to play hurt. "The young man toughed it out and there was leadership shown by him doing that". Williams contemplated retiring after a year ago before McDermott coaxed him to return.

Selectors Snub Glenn Maxwell For The ODI Side
Smith has told Nine, the Victorian Sheffield Shield captain deserves his call up. This content brought to you by Neds , odds correct at time of publication.

Raw: Three trucks burn following fiery crash in United States involving hazardous materials
Wheeles said they're still working to determine exactly what kind of chemicals the truck was carrying and where it was headed. Further repairs to the asphalt will be needed, Maginity said, but they will need to wait until the temperatures warm up.

6 flights cancelled, 60 delayed at IGI
The IGI Airport has advanced the CAT III B technology, which helps airplanes land in low visibility. Moreover, twenty domestic and global flights have been delayed, and six have been cancelled.

Intel has hit a "major breakthrough" in quantum computing
Needless to say, Krzanich is bringing in the big guns to gain consumer confidence back quickly. So Krzanich comes to CES every year to tout the Intel technology that enables gee-whiz gadgets.

Kenya Airways launches NY flights
This convenient schedule will allow connections to and from over 40 African destinations through Kenya Airways hub in Nairobi. It is the largest tourist source market, and in the period to October 2017 accounted for close to 100 000 tourists to Kenya.

Former WWE Star To Compete In The Women's Royal Rumble
McCool has not yet agreed to compete in the Royal Rumble Match as it was only noted that she spoke to WWE officials about it. We will continue to update this list as more matches and Royal Rumble match entrants are announced.

New IKEA ad asks women to pee on it to receive discount
Needless to say, the campaign (which honestly is any grosser than other pregnancy tests) has generated a lot of buzz online. Unsurprisingly, the ad has drawn some sharp reactions on social media.

Iranian Authorities Block Access to Social Media Tools
The youngest minister in nearly four decades of theocracy in Iran, Azari Jahromi had accused AMADnews of fomenting violence. It's very hard for social media platforms and messaging apps to operate under tight regulations in Iran.

Fatal Kansas swatting call suspect accused of Canadian call
The woman exited the home and officers confirmed the initial report of a shooting and hostage situation was false, police said. While doing so, a woman who lived at the address called in to 911 and said she believed she was the victim of a swatting call.