Close  
TRASLACION 2019

Black Nazarene procession could reach Quiapo Church earlier

/ 04:53 PM January 09, 2019

MANILA, Philippines — While it takes almost a whole day for the Traslacion to be completed in previous years, there is a possibility that the “Andas” or the Black Nazarene carriage could be back inside the Quiapo Church earlier than expected this year.

The carriage appears to be moving faster, by approximately 30 minutes, compared to last year. The Andas crossed the Jones Bridge at 11:35 a.m. this year compared to 2018 when the procession was just nearing the area by noon.

ADVERTISEMENT

This was a noticeable development even among devotees. According to several people who claimed to have attended the festivities for years, it usually takes time for the Traslacion to get over the Jones Bridge because of the difficulty of carrying the heavy carriage uphill.

As of 2 p.m. Wednesday, the Andas was moving along Carlos Palanca Street, whereas last year, it left Plaza Sta. Cruz at 2:33 p.m.

FEATURED STORIES

Last year, the Black Nazarene statue entered the Quiapo Church at around 3:00 a.m. of the following day. Organizers of Traslacion 2019 predict the Ingress (or the return of the image to the church) to happen  around 2:30 a.m. on Thursday, January 10. /ee

RELATED VIDEO

Read Next
LATEST STORIES
MOST READ
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.
View comments

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: Black Nazarene, Feast of the Black Nazarene, Nuestro Padre Jesus Nazareno, Philippine news updates, Traslacion 2019
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.


© Copyright 1997-2019 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.