MANILA, Philippines – The procession committee of the Saint John de Baptist Church in Quiapo, Manila released on Tuesday the route for this year’s religious celebration of the Feast of the Black Nazarene on Monday, January 9.
The parade will start at 8 a.m.
Below is the route that the procession will take:
From the Quirino Grandstand (Rizal Park), left to Katigbak Drive through Padre Burgos Street, left Taft Avenue through McArthur Bridge, right Palanca Street through under Quezon Bridge, left to Quezon Boulevard, right Arlegui Street, right Fraternal Street, right Vergara Street, left Duque de Alba Street, left Castillejos Street, left Farnecio street, right Arlegui Street;
Left Nepomuceno; left Aguila, right Carcer Street, right Hidalgo Street through Plaza del Carmen, left Bilibid Viejo through Puyat Street, left Guzman Street, right Hidalgo Street, left Barbos Street, right Globo de Oro through under Quezon Bridge, right Palanca Street, right Villalobos Street through Plaza Miranda, and then inside Quiapo Church.
Authorities said that seven to eight million devotees are expected to join the procession, which serves as the culmination of the nine-day Traslacion 2012 that started last Sunday with a thanks-giving mass.
This year’s theme, aptly titled “Espiritu ng ama at ng Panginoong Hesus Nazareno-Samabayanang Pilipino, Ibangon po niyo,” is important for the reformation of the country after being ravaged by recent killer storms, Monsignor Clemente F. Ignacio, parish priest of Quiapo Church, said before reporters at a press conference at the St. Benedict building Tuesday.