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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

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

Cardinal Tagle defends Nazareno devotees vs 'fanatic' tag

Jan 09, 2019 - 1:43 AM

'Ang tunay na deboto ay nagmamahal,' says Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle in his homily on the 2019 Feast of the Black Nazarene

TRUE DEVOTION. Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle, says, unlike fanaticism, there is true love in a devotee. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Security tightened on eve of Traslacion of Nazareno 2019

Jan 08, 2019 - 9:53 PM

The Philippine Coast Guard doubles its efforts to secure all waterways in Manila for the feast of the Black Nazarene

ON ALERT. A PCG Special Ops personnel watches over the waters of Pasig River. All photos by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Things to know about the Feast of the Black Nazarene

Jan 08, 2019 - 3:30 PM

The yearly feast is expected to gather millions of devotees in the country’s historic capital

Devotees at the blessing of replicas. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Cops, volunteers among first to join 'Pahalik' for Nazareno 2019

Jan 08, 2019 - 12:42 PM

'Sana'y lahat tayo may pagkakataon upang mapalapit up, close, and personal sa Panginoong Hesukristo,' says Quiapo Church rector Monsignor Hernando Coronel

'PAHALIK.' A policeman touches and puts his forehead on a foot of the Black Nazarene image during the traditional 'Pahalik' on January 8, 2019. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

WATCH: Black Nazarene devotees seek blessings during procession of replicas

Jan 07, 2019 - 11:09 PM

Devotees pray for health, stability, and renewed hope for the coming year

PARADE. Devotees crowd outside the Quiapo church for the procession of replicas of the Black Nazarene image. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Thousands bless replicas of Black Nazarene statue

Jan 07, 2019 - 7:21 PM

The blessing of Black Nazarene replicas is carried out in advance as devotees and priests will be unable to do so on the feast day itself

BLESSING. A young girl is showered with holy water as priests bless replicas of the Black Nazarene statue. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

LIST: Banned items, activities during Nazareno 2019

Jan 07, 2019 - 8:36 AM

Take note! Here are the prohibited items and activities for the Feast of the Black Nazarene 2019

NAZARENO BANS. The Manila Police District lists prohibited and discouraged activities and items during the week of the Feast of the Black Nazarene in 2019. Graphic by Ernest Fiestan

SCHEDULE: Nazareno 2019 activities

Jan 04, 2019 - 8:58 PM

The theme of Traslacion 2019 is: 'Deboto ng Poong Hesus Nazareno, Hinirang at pinili upang maging lingkod Niya'

Photo by Angie de Silva

Pray for Duterte, says Quiapo priest ahead of Nazareno 2019

Jan 03, 2019 - 5:00 PM

Quiapo Church rector Monsignor Hernando Coronel stresses that the Black Nazarene 'is for real,' as President Rodrigo Duterte questions the suffering Christ

BLACK NAZAREN. Quiapo Church rector Monsignor Hernando Coronel (2nd from left) addresses journalists in a media briefing on January 3, 2019, ahead of the Feast of the Black Nazarene. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

The week in photos: January 6-12, 2018

Jan 13, 2018 - 10:07 AM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

Participants in the 17th Annual "No Pants Subway Ride" wait for a New York City subway train on January 7, 2018 in New York. The "No Pants Subway Ride" is an annual event started in 2002 by Improv Everywhere in New York, the goal of which is for riders ride the subway train dressed in normal winter clothes without pants while keeping a straight face. / AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARY

Zero fatalities, hundreds injured in Nazareno 2018

Jan 10, 2018 - 3:37 AM

(UPDATED) Hundreds are injured but quickly assisted by government agencies and volunteers

Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Nazareno returns to Quiapo Church after 22 hours

Jan 10, 2018 - 3:08 AM

(UPDATED) The image of the Black Nazarene reaches Quiapo Church at around 3:05 am Wednesday, January 10

After more than 22 hours the image of the Black Nazarene returns to Quiapo Church

LIVE: 2018 Feast of the Black Nazarene of Quiapo

Jan 10, 2018 - 12:59 AM

Your go-to page for Rappler's livestream of Nazareno 2018 events

TRASLACION. Devotees try to get near the carriage carrying the image of Jesus of the Black Nazarene as the annual Traslacion starts at the Quirino Grandstand in Manila on Saturday, January 9, 2016. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: The Quiapo fiesta

Jan 09, 2018 - 11:32 PM

A Quiapo Traslacion fiesta is nothing special, unless you factor in the devotion

THE REPLICAS. Replicas everywhere if you can't get near the andas.

PANOORIN: Mga pamilyang deboto, kumpleto sa Nazareno 2018

Jan 09, 2018 - 9:20 PM

Isinama ng mga magulang na deboto ang kanilang mga anak sa Pista ng Nazareno

AFP to deploy over 1,000 troops for Nazareno 2018

Jan 06, 2018 - 1:42 PM

Soldiers will augment the police force to keep the Black Nazarene devotees safe from harm on January 9

YEARLY TRADITION. The Feast of the Black Nazarene is expected to millions of devotees this year. File photo by Pat Nabong/Rappler

Police to deploy drones, snipers for Nazareno 2018

Jan 05, 2018 - 11:37 AM

Metro Manila police chief Director Oscar Albayalde says Special Action Force troopers will join the thousands of cops who will be deployed to secure the procession

PANORAMA. Drones and snipers give cops a wider view of the holy procession. Rappler file photo

#WalangPasok in Manila on January 9 for Black Nazarene

Jan 03, 2018 - 6:35 PM

(UPDATED) The suspension covers classes in all levels in the city of Manila and all city government offices, except those involved in key services

Schedule of 2018 activities of Feast of the Black Nazarene of Quiapo

Jan 01, 2018 - 2:17 PM

The official Facebook Page of the Minor Basilica of the Black Nazarene releases the list of activities for the upcoming Traslacion

TRASLACION. Devotees try to get near the carriage carrying the image of Jesus of the Black Nazarene as the annual Traslacion starts at the Quirino Grandstand in Manila on Saturday, January 9, 2016. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Thousands join Black Nazarene thanksgiving procession

Dec 31, 2017 - 8:23 AM

Devotees gather in Plaza Miranda in Quiapo for the ritual

Black Nazarene statue returns to Quiapo Church

Jan 10, 2017 - 3:09 AM

UPDATED This year s procession for the Feast of the Black Nazarene takes 22 hours to reach its completion

TRASLACION. Devotees join the annual procession with the religious icon of the Black Nazarene (C) in Manila on January 9, 2017. Photo by Noel Celis/AFP

LIST: Medical posts, hospitals for #Traslacion2017

Jan 09, 2017 - 10:00 AM

The Department of Health has raised Code Alert Blue for all Metro Manila hospitals meaning 50 of all hospital personnel will report for duty in the facility to render medical services

DEVOTION. The Black Nazarene procession moves in front of the National Museum as of 9:30 am on Monday, January 9. Photo by Paterno Esmaquel/Rappler

No cellphone signals in Manila during Nazarene feast

Jan 09, 2017 - 7:26 AM

UPDATED Security purposes is cited as the reason for the planned signal jamming

YEARLY TRADITION. Devotees parade a replica of the Black Nazarene replica in Quiapo, Manila days ahead of the Translacion. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Devotees defy terror threat as Traslacion progresses

Jan 09, 2017 - 7:10 AM

3rd UPDATE Black Nazarene devotees participate in their long procession from the Quirino Grandstand to the Quiapo Church

TRASLACION. The Black Nazarene on January 9, 2017. Photo by Franz Lopez/Rappler

Cardinal Tagle on Nazareno 2017: Stop judging others

Jan 09, 2017 - 1:55 AM

The Manila archbishop tells a polarized Philippines Ang pagkakahati hati kalimitan bunga ng panghuhusga

NDRRMC to Black Nazarene devotees: Be vigilant

Jan 08, 2017 - 8:00 PM

The council s response group extends assistance to Black Nazarene feast organizers to ensure the safety and well being of the devotees

BLACK NAZARENE. Blessing of the Black Nazarene replica in Quiapo, Manila on January 7, 2017. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Parts of Pasig River closed ahead of Black Nazarene feast

Jan 08, 2017 - 5:25 PM

Boats are barred from parts of the river near Malacañang Palace until early Tuesday morning January 10

SECURITY PREPS. The Philippine Coast Guard closes off parts of the Pasig River near Malacañan ahead of a religious procession that's expected to attract millions of devotees. Photo courtesy of the Official Gazette of the Philippines

Duterte 'satisfied' with Nazareno security preps

Jan 08, 2017 - 1:25 PM

Communications Assistant Secretary Ana Maria Paz Banaag says the President remains wary of any terrorist attack but trusts law enforcement agencies can keep devotees safe

SAFE. President Rodrigo Duterte trusts that authorities can ensure the safety of Nazareno devotees on January 9. File photos by Rappler

Devotees mark Nazarene feast in time of killings

Jan 08, 2017 - 8:00 AM

Sana maghimala ang Mahal na Poong Nazareno sa ginagawa ng mga tao na yan 70 year old devotee Lucila Lim says of recent killings in the Philippines

STERN WARNING. Hanging by the facade of Quiapo Church, this red tarpaulin serves as a stern warning against the recent killings. Photo by Franz Lopez/Rappler

PANOORIN: Mga deboto ng Nazareno, naaalarma sa giyera kontra droga

Jan 08, 2017 - 7:00 AM

For this year s Feast of the Black Nazarene many devotees have already lost friends or relatives in the war on drugs

UK to nationals: 'Take care' amid Nazareno threat

Jan 07, 2017 - 7:15 PM

Like the UK Canada also advises its citizens to exercise caution during the Feast of the Black Nazarene

YEARLY TRADITION. The Feast of the Black Nazarene is expected to attract up to 8 million people this year. File photo by Pat Nabong/Rappler

Bicutan jail searched to thwart terror plans

Jan 07, 2017 - 5:24 PM

This comes after Interior Secretary Ismael Sueno says terrorists might target the Feast of the Black Nazarene on January 9

JAIL SEARCH. The NCRPO orders a search of Bicutan jail facilities to thwart possible plans of terrorism. Photo courtesy of NCRPO spokesperson Chief Inspector Kimberly Molitas

Palace to Nazareno devotees: Look out for one another

Jan 07, 2017 - 2:04 PM

Let us still remain calm and sober Presidential Spokesman Ernesto Abella says ahead of the Feast of the Black Nazarene

PALACE REMINDER. The Palace reminds devotees of the Black Nazarene to stay calm and sober during the annual procession on January 9, 2017. Photo by Franz Lopez/Rappler

Black Nazarene devotees told: No smoking, littering in Rizal Park

Jan 07, 2017 - 12:10 PM

Green group EcoWaste Coalition appeals to the devotees to help pick up trash at the Quirino Grandstand and the parade ground on Monday January 9

NAZARENO. Thousands of devotees of the Black Nazarene flood the streets of Quiapo District during the 2016 Traslacion. File photo by Mark Z. Saludes

Security measures ready for Cagayan de Oro's Traslacion

Jan 06, 2017 - 6:24 PM

The Philippine National Police 10 PNP 10 is coordinating with the city government and other law enforcement agencies to ensure the annual feast goes smoothly

TRASLACION. Security measures of the annual feast of the Black Nazarene will be tight as multi government security agencies provide security amidst threat of terror attack. File photo of 2015 Traslacion from Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

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Jan 06, 2017 - 10:20 AM

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5,700 law enforcers deployed for Nazareno

Jan 05, 2017 - 2:32 PM

The number of personnel to be deployed has increased as compared to previous years says Manila Police director Senior Superintendent Joel Coronel

'THREAT IS THERE.' National Capital Region police chief Oscar Albayalde (1st from right) says the Philippine National Police is not discounting terror threats in the Feast of the Black Nazarene on January 8, 2017. Photo by Paterno Esmaquel II/Rappler

Black Nazarene: Devotion from the inside

Jan 10, 2016 - 10:13 PM

What happens when the Minor Basilica of the Black Nazarene closes its doors?

Devotees inside the Minor Basilica of the Black Nazarene after a 20 hour Translacion on January 10, 2016.

I am Hijo, devotee of the Nazareno

Jan 09, 2016 - 3:48 PM

Many times I tried to make my way to the carriage of the Black Nazarene and get a hold of the “rope of faith ” In almost as many times I was hurled away

Black Nazarene rope flying after it got slack due to uneven force.