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4 kids missing in Nazarene Feast

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MANILA, Philippines–At least four children have been reported missing in Manila when the procession of the Black Nazarene started early Wednesday morning, authorities said.

Gilbert Celestino of the local disaster office of Manila told INQUIRER.net that a five-year-old boy, a certain “Francis,” was reported missing at around 5 a.m. but found more than an hour after.

Six-year-old Justine Barios was also reported missing but found later by her family.

The third reported missing was an unidentified six-year-old boy, Celestino said.

Michael Bagttung also reported to the authorities that his 10-year-old son, Marcel, was also missing.

Michael said he lost his son while the procession was about to reach the Manila City Hall area.

Celestino said they also give assistance to 165 people– 5 were brought to Ospital ng Maynila,  28 were treated for trauma, 11 were given medical treatment and 125 were treated for blood pressure.

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Tags: Black Nazarene , Children , Religion

  • magsasakasanayon

    kundi ba naman mga bobo ang mga taong ito. sinabi nang wag nang isama ang mga bata, eh.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/7US4SIEZOJLP4A3BQLYYDY6UWQ Kim

    stop idolatry…

  • Mytzteplix

    This can be avoided if these devotees are disciplined. I think the people wants someone to get hurt in the procession by pushing, shoving and jumping to the people participating in the activity. They can have a procession peacefully and disciplined themselves to touch or kiss the Black Nazarene without hurting fellow devotees.

    • suroy_suroy

       I’m wondering why Filipinos in when in their homeland, they are without any dicipline, in processions or in traffic or anything else, but when in abroad they are mostly very well disiplined in their behaviour? ;)

      • popeyee

        yan ang sinasabing “matatapang lang pag nasa kanilang bakuran”…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_LJQZNP2INB2MDJNJSIE2ZSY2AM garapata

    Tigas kasi ng ulo ng mga magulang. Sinabi ng bawal ang bata sa Quiapo dinala pa di naman marunong mag alaga. GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/VS5EYSP4FPOTVQCJZ24NRE6Z2M Edgardo Mendoza


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