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68 truckloads of garbage collected in Manila after Traslacion 2020

Jan 10, 2020 - 8:54 PM

‘The repeated call by various sectors for an environmentally-responsible expression of piety and devotion again fell on deaf ears,’ says the EcoWaste Coalition

Trash piles up along the span of Bilibid Viejo St, Quiapo as devotees wait for the image of the Black Nazarene for Traslacion 2020, Thursday, January 9. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

PNP Press Corps: General Bathan violated police code

Jan 10, 2020 - 7:33 PM

Under Philippine National Police rules, 'conduct unbecoming of a police officer' can merit dismissal, suspension from the service, or demotion

CONDEMNED. Police reporters slam the 'thug-like attitude' of Brigadier General Nolasco Bathan during Traslacion 2020. Photo by Rambo/Rappler

Año: Generals should never snatch cell phones. Period.

Jan 10, 2020 - 4:15 PM

The PNP launches an investigation, but stops short of relieving Brigadier General Nolasco Bathan to ensure an impartial probe

FRUSTRATED. DILG Secretary Eduardo Ano during a Rappler Talk Interview at the PNP national headquarters in Quezon City. Photo by Gerard Carreon/Rappler

Militant lawmakers slam 'police brutality' at Nazareno 2020

Jan 10, 2020 - 1:29 PM

House Deputy Minority Leader Carlos Zarate says the PNP's 'use of excessive force' against the devotees turned the Traslacion into 'a police march rather than a show of faith and devotion to the Black Nazarene'

CLASH. Devotees clash with police guarding the path of the andas carrying the image of the Black Nazarene before the end of the Traslacion at Quiapo Church in Manila on January 9, 2020. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Southern Metro chief sorry: I mistook GMA reporter as a threat

Jan 10, 2020 - 1:27 PM

Asked repeatedly about the recording of him instructing another cop to delete Jun Veneracion's video, Brigadier General Nolasco Bathan only says, 'I don't know'

SORRY. Brigadier General Nolasco Bathan denies deleting GMA reporter Jun Veneracion's video. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Folk Catholicism or true piety?

Jan 10, 2020 - 8:00 AM

'It is only God who could see the hearts of people'

HIGHLIGHTS: The Traslacion of the Black Nazarene

Jan 10, 2020 - 12:39 AM

Watch as the annual Traslacion of the image of the Black Nazarene begins at Quirino Grandstand and ends at Quiapo Church

DEBOTO. Devotees line up for the traditional Pahalik on the image of the Black Nazarene at the Quirino Grandstand in Manila on January 7, 2019. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Southern Metro police chief snatches GMA reporter's phone, deletes video of Traslacion commotion

Jan 10, 2020 - 12:16 AM

Brigadier General Nolasco Bathan, the chief of the Southern Police District, didn't like it that broadcast journalist Jun Veneracion captured on video how cops dragged a devotee to the ground

FOR CENSOR? Brigadier General Nolasco Bathan snatches GMA reporter Jun Veneracion's phone as he was recording this scene of a group of policemen dragging a devotee to the ground. Screenshot from Veneracion's video

Filipino Catholics share story behind devotion to Black Nazarene

Jan 09, 2020 - 11:38 PM

Devotees who joined Translacion 2020 share what makes their devotion strong

At least 251 people injured during Traslacion 2020 – Manila PIO

Jan 09, 2020 - 11:19 PM

The Philippine Red Cross says its medical team and volunteers assisted 1,051 individuals, 679 of whom were given blood pressure consultation

Sans the police wall, millions of Filipino catholic devotees easily climb the carriage or andas of the Black Nazarene during the Traslacion on January 09, 2020. Photo by Dante Diosina Jr/Rappler

Traslacion 2020 ends in 16 hours

Jan 09, 2020 - 9:06 PM

The Traslacion of the Black Nazarene of Quiapo Church ends before 9 pm, the earliest in recent years

BACK HOME. Devotees crowd the Plaza Miranda as the andas of the Black Nazarene enters the Minor Basilica of the Black Nazarene in Quiapo, Manila during the 2020 Traslacion on Thursday night. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

TINGNAN: Iba’t ibang mukha ng debosyon sa Traslacion 2020

Jan 09, 2020 - 8:42 PM

Bakit nga ba sumusuong sa siksikan at panganib ang mga deboto ng Itim na Nazareno?

Traslacion first-timer 'endures all pain' to kiss the Nazareno

Jan 09, 2020 - 7:54 PM

After kissing the Nazareno, Jamwell Pelaez vows to come back and join the Traslacion, year after year

WORTH THE PAIN. On Jamwell Pelaez’s first time to join the Traslacion, he did all he could to be able to touch and kiss the Black Nazarene. Photo by Naoki Mengua/Rappler

LOOK: Coco Martin gives thanks during visit to Quiapo Church

Jan 09, 2020 - 6:49 PM

The actor, a known devotee of the Black Nazarene, posts a photo of himself attending one of the masses at Quiapo Church

Some 200,000 join Cagayan de Oro's 3-hour Traslacion

Jan 09, 2020 - 6:38 PM

This is the 11th year CdO holds its own Traslacion of the Black Nazarene

Cagayan de Oro CIty January 9. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

WATCH: Traslacion 2020 Dungaw pulls in thousands of devotees

Jan 09, 2020 - 6:02 PM

Thousands flock to the San Sebastian Church for the annual Dungaw, where the image of Our Lady of Mount Carmel de San Sebastian looks out from the church's terrace as the Black Nazarene passes

DUNGAW. The image of the Black Nazarene meets his mother, Our Lady of Mount Carmel at the San Sebastian Church. Photo by Angie de SIlva/Rappler

Devotion ‘to the last breath’: Senior citizens brave Traslacion 2020

Jan 09, 2020 - 5:14 PM

They tell Rappler they will join the annual procession as long as they have the strength for it, until their last breath

GREAT GRANDMA. Luisa de Guzman, 68, waits for the image of the Black Nazarene for the annual Dungaw. Photo by Nappy Manegdeg/Rappler

Volunteers share food and water with tired devotees during Traslacion 2020

Jan 09, 2020 - 4:18 PM

The group of volunteers named Paredes chapter have been handing out these free food packs and bottled water for the past 5 years during the Traslacion

Filipinos online offer prayers for world peace on Feast Day of Black Nazarene

Jan 09, 2020 - 4:03 PM

Netizens pray for the easing of tensions between the United States and Iran, and also for Australia which is experiencing one of its worst bushfire seasons

WATCH: A beauty stylist's devotion to the Black Nazarene

Jan 09, 2020 - 3:05 PM

Salon chain owner Warren Encarnacion has his own unique style as a Nazareno devotee

IN PHOTOS: First few hours of Traslacion 2020

Jan 09, 2020 - 2:50 PM

The changes implemented this year deprive Catholic devotees of their tradition to get near the image of the Black Nazarene as police block the icon’s carriage

Devotees crowd the andas carrying the image of the Black Nazarene as it passes through the Ayala Bridge in Manila during the Traslacion on January 9, 2020. Photo by Mary Grace dela Cerna/Rappler

Twitter users slam Isko Moreno for clearing Quiapo streets of vendors for Traslacion 2020

Jan 09, 2020 - 2:13 PM

‘Baliktad nga. Ako nga ang nagmamakaawa sa inyo,’ says a frustrated Manila Mayor Isko Moreno to a vendor pleading with him not to take her goods away

CRITICIZED. Manila Mayor Francisco €œIsko Moreno gestures during the press briefing of the Traslacion 2020 at the Pope Benedict building of the Quiapo Church in Manila on January 6, 2020. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

[OPINION] Lost in Traslacion: Is this what my Catholic faith looks like?

Jan 09, 2020 - 12:07 PM

People can still die during the Traslacion. Shouldn't we make the event stricter and safer?

Faster Traslacion 2020 frustrates devotees

Jan 09, 2020 - 11:25 AM

(UPDATED) ‘Malungkot ang piyesta ng Quiapo ngayon. Minsan lang sa isang taon ‘yan. Dapat ibigay na nila sa deboto,’ a frustrated devotee says after missing her chance to touch the Black Nazarene’s carriage

Devotees crowd the andas carrying the image of the Black Nazarene as it passes through the Ayala Bridge in Manila during the Traslacion on January 9, 2020. Photo by Franz Lopez/Rappler

Ai-Ai delas Alas shares story of blessings to Black Nazarene devotees

Jan 09, 2020 - 3:54 AM

'Dating sinasabi ko lang I trust the Lord, I trust the Lord, pero sa totoo lang po minsan parang Lord, ibibigay mo ba talaga sa akin iyon?' says Ai-Ai

Nazareno devotees say goodbye to Vatican-bound Tagle

Jan 09, 2020 - 3:19 AM

The Feast of the Black Nazarene 2020 is Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle’s last as Manila archbishop

SALAMAT PO. Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle delivers the homily during the Feast of the Black Nazarene midnight mass at the Quirino Grandstand on January 9, 2020. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Cardinal Tagle prays for peace in Middle East during Traslacion 2020 mass

Jan 09, 2020 - 2:45 AM

The Archbishop of Manila ties in the message of the devotion to the Black Nazarene with the crisis in the Middle East: Break the cycle of violence and vengeance through love that leads to life

PEACE. Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle delivers the homily during the Feast of the Black Nazarene midnight mass at the Quirino Grandstand on January 9, 2020. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

WATCH: Midnight Mass with Cardinal Tagle for Nazareno 2020

Jan 08, 2020 - 11:56 PM

Watch the midnight Mass for the Feast of the Black Nazarene, with Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle as homilist

Only 'passing light rain' possible during Traslacion 2020

Jan 08, 2020 - 8:00 PM

Nazarene devotees can expect generally fair weather, with just the possibility of isolated light rain on Thursday, January 9

[PODCAST] Who is the Filipino? The Black Nazarene faithful: Devotion or delusion?

Jan 08, 2020 - 7:10 PM

For some Christians, it is idolatry. For the Catholic Church it is a grand case of the so-called 'popular piety'

‘Miracle children’ join parents in Black Nazarene devotions ahead of Traslacion

Jan 08, 2020 - 8:56 AM

Their very lives an answered prayer, these children join their parents in the Pahalik and replica procession that precede the yearly Traslacion of the enigmatic Catholic icon

BLESSING. Children take part in the blessing and procession of Black Nazarene replicas on January 7, 2020 in Quiapo, Manila. Photo by Lisa Marie David/Rappler

LIST: Prohibited items during Traslacion 2020

Jan 07, 2020 - 1:02 PM

Here's what and what not to bring during Traslacion 2020

TRASLACION. Devotees of the Black Nazareno are prohibited from bringing certain items to this year's Traslacion. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Procession route for Traslacion 2020

Jan 06, 2020 - 9:22 PM

(UPDATED) Public Works officials recommend the Ayala Bridge as the safest to cross for the annual procession of the Black Nazarene

TRASLACION ROUTE. The Black Nazareno will again make its way from the Quirino Grandstand to its home in Quiapo Church on January 9. File photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Over 2,000 policemen to form 'andas wall' for Traslacion 2020

Jan 06, 2020 - 1:57 PM

16,000 security forces will be deployed along the Traslacion route

ANDAS OF NAZARENO. Policemen will be barricading the statue of the Black Nazarene when it makes its way from the Quirino Grandstand to the Quiapo Church. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

More security, safety measures for Traslacion

Jan 04, 2020 - 3:22 PM

The procession will go through Ayala Bridge instead of Jones Bridge this year

INCREASED SECURITY. A K9 unit roams the vicinity of the Plaza Miranda fronting the Minor Basilica of the Black Nazarene in Quiapo, Manila. Photo by Ben Nabong

Police want faster Black Nazarene procession on January 9

Jan 01, 2020 - 2:49 PM

Police hope to replicate a new security scheme that reduced a similar procession by nearly 9 hours on December 31

TRASLACION. The annual procession of the Black Nazarene icon in downtown Manila draws millions of devotees. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

IN VIDEOS: The colorful Feast of the Black Nazarene 2019

Jan 10, 2019 - 3:28 AM

Go micro, and dive into the sea of people, through the videos produced by Rappler's Nazareno 2019 coverage team

DUNGAW. The image of the Black Nazarene is brought outside San Sebastian Church to 'meet' his mother, Our Lady of Mount Carmel, for the traditional 'Dungaw' as part of the Feast of the Black Nazarene on January 9, 2019. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Black Nazarene back in Quiapo Church after 21 hours

Jan 10, 2019 - 2:23 AM

The image of the Black Nazarene returns to the Quiapo Church at around 2:21 am on Thursday, January 10

NAZARENO 2019. Devotees raise their hands in prayer in front of the San Sebastian Church during the Feast of the Black Nazarene on January 9, 2019. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

HIGHLIGHTS: Black Nazarene arriving at Quiapo Church

Jan 10, 2019 - 2:03 AM

(UPDATED) Watch as the annual Traslacion of the image of the Black Nazarene begins at Quirino Grandstand and ends at Quiapo Church

During Traslacion, a day’s work is fuelled by devotion

Jan 10, 2019 - 12:00 AM

The Feast of the Black Nazarene is the one day they could sell the whole day in the streets of Quiapo

WORK AND DEVOTION. For most vendors, work and devotion go together during the Feast of the Black Nazarene.

IN PHOTOS: Traslacion 2019 across the Philippines

Jan 09, 2019 - 11:05 PM

Unlike in Manila where devotees push and pull to climb the Andas, in Cagayan de Oro no one is allowed to reach the image of the Nazarene

DEVOTION. Catholic faithfuls join the traslacion of the Black Nazarene from the Saint Augustine Cathedral to the Nazareno Parish in Cagayan de Oro City. Photo courtesy of Rhoel Condeza

Meet the men who form the 'human bridge' of Traslacion

Jan 09, 2019 - 10:10 PM

Dozens of devotees offer their shoulders, knees, and backs as platforms for others to cross to and from the Quiapo Church during the 2019 Feast of the Black Nazarene

'HUMAN BRIDGE.' Devotees offer their backs, shoulders, and knees to help passersby switch sides along Quezon Boulevard, the busiest road during the Traslacion. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

WATCH: Walking towards Mary and Jesus during Traslacion

Jan 09, 2019 - 8:16 PM

Devotees cross crowded streets where each step is another chance to receive blessings from blessed replicas of the statue

MOVING FORWARD. Devotees cross crowded streets to reach San Sebastian Church for the "Dungaw". Photo by Sofia Tomacruz/Rappler

WATCH: Surviving the busiest road in the PH during Traslacion

Jan 09, 2019 - 6:40 PM

How do devotees survive the most congested road in the Philippines during the Feast of the Black Nazarene? Faith.

BUSIEST TRASLACION ROAD. Quezon Boulevard is swamped with devotees for Nazareno 2019. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Waiting for Nazareno: The mood in a sea of people

Jan 09, 2019 - 6:28 PM

It's more fun on the ground – sun, sweat, and sore feet notwithstanding

IN PHOTOS: First 12 hours of Traslacion 2019

Jan 09, 2019 - 5:09 PM

Based on previous years, the procession is expected to last about 20 hours, culminating in the image entering Quiapo Church to the cheers of thousands of devotees

Photo by Jire Carreon

Devotion or fanaticism? Why devotees sacrifice for Black Nazarene

Jan 09, 2019 - 12:56 PM

The risks are high, but why does the Catholic faithful remain steadfast in its devotion?

WATCH: Why Coco Martin is a devotee of the Black Nazarene

Jan 09, 2019 - 8:49 AM

The actor is one of the speakers at the Quirino Grandstand a few hours before the Traslacion

DEVOTEE. Coco Martin speaks before Black Nazarene devotees ahead of Traslacion 2019. Photo by Angie de Silva

Traslacion 2019 begins as Tagle defends devotees

Jan 09, 2019 - 5:34 AM

The image of the Black Nazarene started moving out of the Quirino Grandstand at around 5:03 am on Wednesday

Hijos de Nazareno Bring the image of the Black Nazarene to the carriage, commonly called “Andas.” Photo by Angie de Silva