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Catholic Church offender a Nazarene devotee

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Carlos Celdran, Black Nazarene devotee. RYAN LEAGOGO/INQUIRER.net

Ironic that a man who was found guilty of offending “religious feeling” is actually a fervent Black Nazarene devotee.

Posted: January 11th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

‘Green Brigade’ praised for cleanup after Black Nazarene procession

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The Black Nazarene as it made its way towards Quiapo Church. INQUIRER.net

Pollution watchdog EcoWaste Coalition on lauded the efforts of the “Green Brigade” of volunteers who worked to clean up the heaps of garbage left by thousands of devotees of the Black Nazarene on the streets of Manila in Thursday’s feast.

Posted: January 10th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Body bearing signs of torture found in box on eve of Black Nazarene feast

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Devotees try to touch the statue of the Black Nazarene during the annual religious procession in Manila on January 9, 2014.  Hundreds of thousands of barefoot devotees poured into the capital for one of the world's biggest Catholic parades honouring an ebony statue of Jesus Christ they believe has miraculous powers.  AFP

Instead of a bomb, police found a body of man believed to have been tortured to death inside a box, which was abandoned near the shrine of the Black Nazarene in Quiapo, thus sparking a bomb scare on the eve of the image’s grand procession around Manila.

Posted: January 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Black Nazarene procession awes American tourist

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Gerry Vins. INQUIRR.net photo

It’s not only local devotees who would travel for miles and battle through a sea of ecstatic devotees just to touch the centuries-old black statue of Jesus Christ known as the Black Nazarene.

Posted: January 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Procession injuries hit 1,686

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Filipino Catholic devotees help a devotee after the latter was able to touch and kiss the image of the Black Nazarene in an annual procession to celebrate its feast day Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014 in Manila, Philippines. Hundreds of thousands of Filipino Catholics began a raucous religious procession in Manila Thursday to honor a centuries-old black statue of Jesus Christ in an annual event that organizers say was being held partly to pray for the victims of a monster typhoon that devastated the central Philippines last year. AP

The number of injured in the daylong Black Nazarene procession has breached the 1,000 mark, the Department of Health (DOH) said Thursday.

Posted: January 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

53 fall ill, injured during Black Nazarene procession as of 10 a.m.

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A Catholic devotee is carried to an ambulance after fainting during the raucous procession of the centuries-old image of the Black Nazarene in celebration of its feast day Wednesday Jan. 9, 2013 in Manila. AP FILE PHOTO

Fifty-three either fell ill or were injured during the procession of the Feast of the Black Nazarene, the Philippine Red Cross reported as of 10 a.m. on Thursday.

Posted: January 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

23 fall ill, injured during Black Nazarene procession

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A Catholic devotee is carried to an ambulance after fainting during the raucous procession of the centuries-old image of the Black Nazarene in celebration of its feast day Wednesday Jan. 9, 2013 in Manila. AP FILE PHOTO

Twenty-three either fell ill or were injured during the procession of the Feast of the Black Nazarene, the Philippine Red Cross reported as of 8 a.m. on Thursday.

Posted: January 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

No threats, signal jamming at Black Nazarene feast

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AS A NEW MORNING SHINES… The Black Nazarene is brought back to the Quiapo Church 6 a.m. Tuesday after a nearly 24-hour long procession, the longest ever, that "stumbled three times, and rose up three times," according to Msgr. Clem Ignacio, Parish Priest of Quiapo Church. He commended the devotees who chose to go on despite the mechanical failure of the float and being tired from the day-long procession. MATIKAS SANTOS/INQUIRER.net

The Palace on Wednesday said there are no known threats to the Black Nazarene procession on Thursday, which is expected to draw millions of devotees.

Posted: January 8th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

‘Sons of Nazarene’ prepare anew for another bruising procession

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INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Even the miraculous image of the Black Nazarene needs an army to protect it from the millions of people who try to touch the image and even throw themselves into its carroza (carriage) during the annual “traslacion”- the image’s transfer from Luneta to Quiapo Church.

Posted: January 7th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Half day for all Manila courts on Jan. 9

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The Supreme Court building in Manila. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

All courts in Manila will be half day on Thursday, January 9, the Feast of the Black Nazarene, a spokesman for Supreme Court said Tuesday.

Posted: January 7th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

LRT to allow barefoot Nazarene devotees inside trains

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Light Rail Transit (LRT) Line 1. FILE PHOTO

Barefoot devotees will be allowed to ride Light Rail Transit trains during the Feast of the Black Nazarene on Thursday, an LRT official said.

Posted: January 7th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Black Nazarene finally returns home

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INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

After a day-long procession, the Black Nazarene was finally brought back to its rightful place inside the Quiapo Church early Thursday.

Posted: January 10th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Black Nazarene now at Villalobos Street

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AP FILE PHOTO

The image of the Black Nazarene has arrived at Villalobos Street 1 a.m. early Thursday but is still unable to get through Plaza Miranda due to the large number of people attending the religious procession.

Posted: January 10th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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