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LOOK: Trash left by devotees during Traslacion 2020

By: - Reporter / @KHallareINQ
06:05 PM January 09, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — Traslacion or “Trashlacion”?

Before the image of the Black Nazarene could make its way back to the Quiapo Church, pieces of trash were left scattered by its devotees.

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Photos from INQUIRER.net showed that the trash left were mostly plastic bottles and styrofoam boxes along Quezon Boulevard in Manila.

trash during Traslacion

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This happened despite what environmental groups and the Manila local government earlier called on those participating in the procession to cut down the trash.

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At Carlos Palanca Street, meanwhile, street sweepers may have already gotten rid of the garbage as the road was seen spotless.

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Manila’s Department of Public Services (MDPS) previously reported that 14 truckloads of garbage were collected as of 10:21 a.m., six hours after the Traslacion started.

Six million devotees were expected to join the annual procession, which started at the Quirino Grandstand and will end at Luneta Park.

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