Black Nazarene crowd reaches 8 million


MANILA, Philippines–The throng of devotees who joined the annual procession of the Black Nazarene Wednesday has reached at least 8 million, the National Capital Region Police Office said.

Police Director Leonardo Espina made the estimate in a text advisory Wednesday.

Meanwhile, Philippine National Red Cross secretary general Gwendolyn Pang said that as of 1:40 p.m., seven persons, including a 28-year old female who gave birth, have been rushed to nearby hospitals.

The woman who gave birth was identified as Rosita Rivera. She was taken to Ospital ng Maynila.

The Red Cross added that Christian Ramos was brought to Ospital ng Maynila after sustaining laceration wounds to his right eye.

Two others were unidentified, but were said to have both been unresponsive, prompting rescue teams to rush them to the hospital.

The rest complained of chest pains and one of lock jaw. Jamie Marie Elona

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  • Ugly Bunny

    Sira ang mga tinungtungang mga sasakyan.

  • Edgardo Mendoza


  • quirinomayer

    8 million zealots and fanatics. 

  • tiriring

    mga idolators ng mga images na yari sa kahoy.
    Kawawa ang mga ito na inuoto ng katoliko.

    • sanjuan683

       Inuuto ng mga pagano paring katoliko..

  • $38346712

    Suya ang mga protestante di sila kasapi sa 8 kamilyong deboto. Adto na lang sila ni Pacquiao nga gitumba ni Marquez.

  • Kim

    daming bulag sa pinas…hanggang ngayon alipin pa rin ng mga damaso…..

  • boybakal

    8 million devotees of Black Nazarene….it goes to show that Catholic is still a force to reckon with especially come election time.
    Sa Black Nazarene pa lang yan…yon devoto pa sa Immaculate Conception, Santo Nino and the whole Catholics.

    Kaya yon mga proponents ng RH Bill, tiyak ex na sa susunod na election.

    • janglegirl

      8 million devotees of Black Nazarene… it may also goes to show that more and more Filipinos lives have become more desperate that is why they have to pin their hope on a Saint who they hope may uplift their life in some miraculous ways.

      • Dodjie Basco

        You are dead wrong. This only means that many Filipinos still believes in God and His teachings. The rich and the poor together believe that miracles do happen. And by the way, the Black Nazarene is not a saint. He is the portrait of God himself

      • sanjuan683

         hehehehehe Ikaw lang ang may sabi niyan. Sa Italy yun nazarene ay puti eh bakit yan nazarene mo kulay sunog na kawali ni hindi yata naliligo yan. Ano ba yan lokohan. hehehehe

    • sanjuan683

       Utok mo huag mo ako idamay diyan dahil bumibili lang ako ng gamot sa Mercury. Nakakaperwisyo yan negro kahoy na yan taun-taon namimerwisyo sa kalsada. hahahahaha

      • boybakal

        kahit isama mo ang sarili mo pati na ang lahi mo, di ka mapapansin, tungaw ka lang sa milyon milyon devoto.
        wag mo ng ipagsiksikan ang sarili, di ka pansin. kahit ikaw pa ang mayari ng Mercury….tunggak, kulang ka sa pansin, di ka naman devoto, isa kang siit na kahoy, panggatong yan ang katulad mo.

    • suroy_suroy

       What does those 8 million believing in this craze have to do with election? They are fanatics in their belief and not in politics, big difference.

  • boybakal

    Halleluiah sa Catholics, Praise you Lord, with your spirit.
    Mabuhay ang Katoliko, Simbahang Katolico, di kayang sirain ng mga nagmamarunong na mga balatkayo.

    • sanjuan683

       Mga Pagano katoliko. hehehehehehehehe

      • boybakal

         Katoliko na nga Pagano pa…ikaw ang pagano tunggka!!!!

  • pasaway008ako

    There’s no such thing as black nazarene in the holy bible. This is the only book I go by regarding religion!!!

    • Dodjie Basco

      No worries, it is alright. We believe in the same God mentioned in the Bible.

    • boybakal

       whether there is black, blue, red or white, it does not matter.
      we believe in black nazarene.

  • Ike

    I hope and pray that this 8 million realize that they are worshiping the wrong representation of Jesus Christ! To start with Jesus is a Jew and not a negro. And when he carried the cross, he is not wearing anything clean or fancy like the black nazarene. He was almost naked, badly bruised and beaten to the pulp. This black nazarene is a piece of wood crafted by a mexican sculptor which is strictly prohibited in the 10 Commandments as the 4th Comandment said: Yo shall not make yourself an idol in the form of anything from heaven above or the earth beneath or the sea below. You shall not bow down to them or worship them.
      Is the black nazarene man made?YES! do people bow down to it? YES!! Is it phohibited by God Himself?YES!! Is it just a teaching of the Born Again Christians? NO! it is the teaching of the Holy Bible which is the Word of God Himself. And to make the matter worse the black nazarene being black and wearing a nice robe while carrying the cross is grossly mistaken representation of Christ  and an outright insult to God Himself.
      And where is the black nazarene residing? in a church where the outer walls are filled with soothsayers(maghuhula), magkukulam who sell black candles to bring bad luck to people you hate and if you want to have an abortion, san ka makakabili ng pampalaglag? Opo dun po sa simbahan ng Quiapo.

  • sanjuan683

    Daming pari mga pagano Katoliko sa Pinas.  Bakit sa Italy puti yun nazarene dito sa Pinas negro. Alin ba ang tama. Kung anu-ano burloloy pa ang nilalagay nila.

    • boybakal

       puti o black it does not matter.
      isa ka lang tungaw sa milyon milyon devotong katoliko…

  • Edgardo Mendoza


    • MarkB

      Are you serious? It was from Mexico. Just so you know, “Stupidity is also a gift of God, but one mustn’t misuse it”.

      • Edgardo Mendoza


      • boybakal

         hindi mahalaga kung made in china, ang mahalaga yon pananampalataya.

      • suroy_suroy

        It’s anyway a replica, I don’t believe the replica was made in Mexico, why not in China, they are there at least as good as in the Philippines in copying. So why not made in China? Maybe.

  • simondj

    John 4 – 21: Jesus said to her, “Woman, believe me, the hour is coming when neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem will you worship the Father. 22: You worship what you do not know; we worship what we know, for salvation is from the Jews. 23: But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for such the Father seeks to worship him. 24: God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.” 

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