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Black Nazarene devotees pray not for wealth but for ‘Yolanda’ victims

PHOTO by Kristine Sabillo/INQUIRER.net

Romano Almariego admits he does not have much in life. But when the Black Nazarene reaches Quiapo Church later, he will pray not for wealth but for the well-being of his family and the victims of Supertyphoon “Yolanda.”

Posted: January 9th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Metro,Photos & Videos | Read More »

To make sure their handkerchiefs return, Black Nazarene devotees use string


Devotees waiting from buildings on Thursday tied their handkerchiefs to plastic string to make sure they get their respective handkerchief back after throwing to the Black Nazarene.

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

Black Nazarene procession quicker in pace


The Black Nazarene “Traslacion 2014″ reached Manila City Hall by noon on Thursday, quicker than the processions of previous years, devotees said.

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

Job gets tougher each year for Nazarene’s ‘army’


Even an image believed to be powerful and miraculous like the Black Nazarene of Quiapo needs an army of protectors.

Posted: January 9th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Metro,Metro,Photos & Videos | Read More »

DOH: Kids can get ‘tigdas’ in Quiapo rites

“SUFFER THE LITTLE CHILDREN”  A replica of the Black Nazarene on its way to Rizal Park with some young companions on Tuesday seems to give flesh to Christ’s famous message about kids and their endearing innocence. NIÑO JESUS ORBETA

Spread the devotion, not the disease. Citing the measles outbreak in the metropolis, the Department of Health (DOH) on Tuesday appealed to the millions of Black Nazarene devotees converging in Manila on Thursday not to bring children to the annual feast or just stay home if they themselves feel sick.

Posted: January 8th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Did you know: 1929 fire in Quiapo Church

IN 1929, a huge fire destroyed the St. John the Baptist Church, more popularly known as Quiapo Church in Manila. It was reconstructed by Fr. Magdaleno Castillo based on the plans made by architect Juan Nakpil in 1933. The church was consecrated into a minor basilica on Feb. 1, 1988, by the Papal Nuncio, Most Rev. Bruno Torpigliani, and became known as the Minor Basilica of the Black Nazarene.

Posted: January 8th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Estrada gets Manila bid rolling with ‘Happy Easterada’

Protesters turn into flagellants in front of Quiapo Church in Manila on Holy Wednesday to dramatize their opposition to flood control projects which they said would lead to the eviction of urban poor settlers starting mid-May. RICHARD A. REYES

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.

Posted: March 28th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Metro,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Devotees gather at Quiapo Church to await Black Nazarene

Devotees gather early at the Quiapo Church in Manila to await the arrival of the Black Nazarene, which according to Catholic Church tradition, celebrates its feast day on January 9. Inset photo shows a bigger crowd Wednesday morning. NOY MORCOSO and MATIKAS SANTOS/INQUIRER.net

Devotees of the Black Nazarene began to gather at the Quiapo Church where its image will come home from its procession around Manila Wednesday.

Posted: January 9th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

End of the world? Not in 2012, claim Quiapo psychics


The Mayan calendar supposedly predicts that the world will end on Dec. 21 but the fortune tellers in Quiapo, Manila, are not buying it.

Posted: December 2nd, 2012 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Pray to Nazarene, then see lawyer for free at Quiapo


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.

Posted: June 23rd, 2012 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Jeep falls down ravine; 21 hurt


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.

Posted: May 1st, 2012 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Aquino thanks troops for safe, longest procession

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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.

Posted: January 11th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Black Nazarene finally back inside Quiapo Church


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.

Posted: January 10th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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