By MB Online
Here are the updates on the procession of the image of the Black Nazarene:
January 9, 2020
12:00 A.M.: The Vigil Mass for the feast of the Black Nazarene was attended by at least 130,000 people according to the Manila Public Information office.
Around 4:00 A.M.: The procession or “Traslacion” officially starts.
4:40 A.M.: The “Andas” passes by the Round Table.
5:15 A.M.: The image of the Black Nazarene passes by Finance Road.
5:55 A.M.: The carriage of the Black Nazarene crosses Taft Avenue going to Ayala Bridge.
6:25 A.M.: The “Andas” passes by Manila City Hall.
7:30 A.M.: – The “Andas” reaches Ayala Bridge.
8:40 A.M.: The “Andas” crosses Carlos Palanca Street.
8:50 A.M.: 2,371,000 devotees are now following the procession of the image of the Black Nazarene according to Manila Disaster Risk Reduction Management (DRRM) monitoring.
9:27 A.M.: About 144 reported injured around Quiapo area as per MDRRMO.
9:40 A.M.”: The “Andas” reaches Quezon Boulevard.
10:21 A.M.: 14 dump trucks or 68-70 tons of trash have been collected in Quirino Grandstand, Luneta to Ayala Bridge according to Manila Public Information Office (PIO).
10:50 A.M.: The “Andas” is heading to Arlegui Street.
11:23 A.M.: The image of the Black Nazarene turns to Fraternal Street.
11:32 A.M.: The “Andas” reaches Vergara Street.
12:00 P.M.: Estimated 100,000 devotees inside Quiapo Church and 30,000 outside the vicinity of Quiapo Church according to PIO Manila Police District (MPD).
12:02 P.M.: The carriage of the Black Nazarene is along Deque de Alba Street.
12:21 P.M.: The “Andas” nears San Sebastian Church where the traditional “Dungaw” takes place.
12:48 P.M.: This year’s “Traslacion” is expected to end earlier than usual, according to MPD.
1:22 P.M.: The “Andas” reaches Arlegui Street.
1:50 P.M.: The “Andas” is still in Arlegui Street.
2:05 P.M.: The image of the Black Nazarene reaches Nepomuceno Street.
2:43 P.M.: The “Andas” reaches Concepcion Aguila Street.
3:40 P.M.: The “Andas” is along Carcer Street.
4:32 P.M.: The image of the Black Nazarene reaches San Sebastian Church. Jesus and Mary meet earlier than usual at this year’s “Dungaw.”
5:10 P.M: The “Andas” is passing through Bilibid Viejo Street.
5:16 P.M.: Crowd estimate:
- Procession: 2,300,500
- San Sebastian Church: 105,000
- Quiapo Church: 145,000
Authorities are expecting around six million devotees.
5:33 P.M: The Black Nazarene procession is now approaching Gil Puyat Street.
5:55 P.M: The “Andas” is at Gil Puyat Street.
6:00 P.M.: The carriage of the Black Nazarene reaches ZP De Guzman Street.
- Procession: -2,150,000
- Quiapo Church: 200,000+ (increasing)
- San Sebastian Church: -2,000 (decreasing)
About 251 persons were reported injured since the beginning of the procession. According to Red Cross, it catered a total of 1,051 individuals. 1,000 volunteers and staff are deployed throughout the route of the procession.
7:00 P.M.: The “Andas” is at Hidalgo Street.
Around 7:30 P.M: The last mass at the Quiapo Church ends. Fireworks are lighted, a signal that the carriage of the Black Nazarene is near.
7:54 P.M: The “Andas” reaches Palanca Street.
Around 8 P.M.: The carriage of the Black Nazarene is along Villalobos Street. Crowd estimate is at 3 million.
8:08 P.M: Half of the Quiapo Church gate is now open.
8:19 P.M: Crowd estimate:
- Plaza Miranda, Quiapo Church: -300,000
- Procession: -2,500,000
About 487 persons were reported to have sustained minor injuries since the beginning of the procession.
8:22 P.M: The Traslacion of the Black Nazarene is now approaching Plaza Miranda.
8:43 P.M: The “Andas” is now making its way to Quiapo Church.
8:45 P.M: The procession ends as the image of the Black Nazarene enters Quiapo Church.
The procession took 16 hours. Last year, it lasted for 21 hours.
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