LIST: Prohibited items during Traslacion 2020

Loreben Tuquero
LIST: Prohibited items during Traslacion 2020
Here's what and what not to bring during Traslacion 2020

MANILA, Philippines – The Fiesta Committee organizing the procession of the Feast of BLack Nazarene of Quiapo, which will culminate with the Traslacion on Thursday, January 9, issued reminders to the public to maintain peace and order during the event.

Foremost reminder was the list prohibited items during the event. With the help of the Philippine National Police, organizers said they would strictly enforce ban beginning with the replica procession and blessing around Quiapo on Tuesday, January 7, and at  the Quiapo Church and Quirino Grandstand beginning Wednesday, January 8.  

Authorities advised the public to avoid bringing certain items that can cause harm or may pose a threat to devotees.

The prohibited items include:

  • Any kind of bag, except if transparent;
  • Black garbage bags;
  • Cellphones;
  • Flammable items;
  • Food in barbecue sticks;
  • Fragile and sharp objects;
  • Alcohol;
  • Firearms and other weapons;
  • Firecrackers;
  • Drone equipment.

Meanwhile, participants are encouraged to bring the following:

  • Candles for those attending mass at the Luneta Grandstand;
  • Rosary and novena prayer booklet for those who will join the prayer stations;
  • Identification card;
  • Transparent garbage bag;
  • Food and water for those who are joining the vigil.

Fourteen prayer stations will be set up in the Quiapo for the devotees during the day of the Traslacion. 

The Department of Health said these prayers will also be emergency medical stations.

The procession on Thursday is expected to be more organized than previous years, since the police planned to  form a barricade around the andas of the Nazareno. –


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Loreben Tuquero

Loreben Tuquero is a researcher-writer for Rappler. Before transferring to Rappler's Research team, she covered transportation, Quezon City, and the Department of the Interior and Local Government as a reporter. She graduated with a communication degree from the Ateneo de Manila University.