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By Christian V. Esguerra
With the campaign period for local candidates set to begin on Black Saturday, former President and now Manila mayoral candidate Joseph “Erap” Estrada is all business for his showdown with the incumbent Alfredo Lim, who is seeking a third and final term.
By Matikas Santos
Devotees of the Black Nazarene began to gather at the Quiapo Church where its image will come home from its procession around Manila Wednesday.
By Erika Sauler
The Mayan calendar supposedly predicts that the world will end on Dec. 21 but the fortune tellers in Quiapo, Manila, are not buying it.
By Jocelyn R. Uy
The iconic Quiapo Church will no longer just be a refuge for millions of Catholics seeking divine succor but also for those in need of legal aid.
By Niña Calleja
A group of Catholic devotees on their way to the Antipolo Church were injured when the jeepney they were riding in fell into a shallow ravine in Taytay, Rizal, at 2 a.m. Tuesday.
By Jaymee Gamil
, Jeannette I. Andrade
After 22 grueling hours, it left a spent army of devotees slumped on the pavement, Church leaders pondering what had become of their flock, and the government patting itself on the back for thwarting an alleged terrorist plot.
By Jeannette Andrade
After more than 21 hours, the image of the Black Nazarene was finally brought back inside the Quiapo Church from the Quirino Grandstand before 6 a.m. Tuesday, radio and television reports said.
The image of the Black Nazarene is now at the vicinity of Plaza Miranda and is on its way inside the Quiapo Church, radio and television reports said early Tuesday.
By Donna Pazzibugan
, Jamie Elona
, Karen Boncocan
The Philippine National Police expects the Black Nazarene image to reach Quiapo Church 10 p.m. at the earliest due to the heavily congested procession routes, an official said.
By Karen Boncocan
The thick crowd of what authorities projected to reach eight to nine million devotees in this year’s procession for the Feast of the Black Nazarene will inch through the following streets, so best steer clear of them on Monday
By Jamie Marie Elona
Ahead of the much-sought-for annual religious celebration of the Feast of the Black Nazarene, all concerned authorities from the Quiapo church, police, traffic bureau and medical assistance, have announced Tuesday that their respective plans have all been laid out and their men are ready to be deployed on Monday next week.
By Jeannette I. Andrade
MANILA, Philippines—The Manila Police District on Monday reactivated a task force to stop the sale of abortifacients around the perimeter of the Minor Basilica of the Black Nazarene or Quiapo Church. Parishioners and devotees at the church have clamored for the city government to erase the church vicinity’s growing notoriety as the “distribution hub” of [...]
By Jocelyn R. Uy
MANILA, Philippines—Officials and the parishioners of the Quiapo church are gearing up for a big rally on Friday to protest the unrelenting illegal trade of abortion pills in the vicinity. Msgr. Jose Clemente Ignacio, rector of the Minor Basilica of the Black Nazarene, on Monday said the rally was in response to authorities’ insufficient action [...]