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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

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

‘Trash-lacion’: EcoWaste blasts Black Nazarene devotees for littering at Luneta

Jan 09, 2020 - 4:25 PM

Despite signages warning against littering, the Feast of the Black Nazarene on Thursday, January 9, leaves a trail of trash

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

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

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

Ex-jail official dies during Traslacion of Nazareno 2018

Jan 10, 2018 - 3:00 PM

The Manila Police District initially said that they did not monitor or record fatalities from the popular religious event

CASUALTY. A former jail guard was the lone death reported so far in the Traslacion of the Black Nazarene 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Devotees leave 15 trucks of garbage after Nazareno 2018 procession

Jan 10, 2018 - 1:49 PM

Collected trash were mostly plastic water bottles, styrofoam food containers, and carton boxes among others

Huge file of garbage were left by devotees along Quezon Blvd near the Quiapo church after the Translacion

LOOK: Stars join Black Nazarene procession

Jan 10, 2018 - 11:17 AM

Coco Martin, Melai Cantiveros, and Jason Francisco are among those who have gone to the Quirino Grandstand during the mass before the procession starts

Over 6 million join Nazareno 2018 procession – MPD

Jan 10, 2018 - 6:17 AM

Manila Police District chief Joel Coronel says the thick crowds contributed to the slow movement of the image of the Black Nazarene in 2018

FILLED. Devotees by the thousands try to come near the image of the Black Nazarene. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Why teenagers join the Nazareno procession

Jan 09, 2018 - 9:32 PM

To keep traditions, realize dreams, and hope for miracles

TRADITION. Jerome Dalumpines (2nd from the left) goes through the crowd in Quiapo with his friends. Photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler

PANOORIN: Pag-uumapaw ng debosyon sa Nazareno

Jan 09, 2018 - 5:09 PM

Kahit mga pari, hirap pa ring maintindihan ang debosyon sa Poong Nazareno

NAZARENO DEVOTION. Devotees scramble to touch the rope pulling the carriage of the Black Nazarene in Binondo, Manila, on January 9, 2018. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

WATCH: Sea of Nazareno devotees in Traslacion 2018

Jan 09, 2018 - 4:27 PM

Up to 280,000 devotees join the annual procession of the Black Nazarene, called the Traslacion, as they scramble to touch the image they believe to be miraculous

SEA OF DEVOTEES. Thousands of Filipinos turned Binondo into a sea of devotees on January 9, 2018, as they scramble to touch the miraculous image of the Black Nazarene. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

PANOORIN: Nazareno prayer stations, sinimulan sa Traslacion 2018

Jan 09, 2018 - 3:30 PM

Layunin ng Quiapo Church na pagyamanin ang pananampalataya ng mga deboto ng Itim na Nazareno

NEW FEATURE. Quiapo Church introduces prayer stations for the Feast of the Black Nazarene on January 9, 2018. Photo by Franz Lopez/Rappler

Traslacion 2018 begins amid call for disaster aid

Jan 09, 2018 - 5:54 AM

The annual procession begins at around 5:40 am on January 9

TRASLACION 2018. The image of the Black Nazarene makes its way out of the Quirino Grandstand at 5:40 am on January 9, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Nazareno 2018: Cardinal Tagle warns vs 'huwad na daan'

Jan 09, 2018 - 2:37 AM

'Ang tunay na tao, hindi nagdidiyos-diyosan,' says Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle in the Midnight Mass ahead of Traslacion 2018

 Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

At least 120,000 attend Nazareno 2018 midnight Mass

Jan 09, 2018 - 2:01 AM

The crowd is expected to reach millions once the traslacion of the Black Nazarene begins

CROWDED. Devotees attend the midnight mass at the Quirino Grandstand which opens the Feast of the Black Nazarene. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Remember Marawi, typhoon victims on Nazareno 2018 – Tagle

Jan 09, 2018 - 1:26 AM

'Huwag panghinaan ng loob dahil merong nakikipaglakbay sa atin – si Hesus, kasama natin sa mga traslacion ng ating buhay,' Cardinal Tagle says

HOMILIST. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Globe, Smart to shut down signals in areas of Manila for Nazareno 2018

Jan 08, 2018 - 10:07 PM

The network giants do not say what time they will resume normal operations

NO SIGNAL. Devotees converged around Quiapo Church in Manila for the Thanksgiving Procession ahead of the feast of the Black Nazarene on January 9. Photo by Maria Tan

PANOORIN: Ano ang ginagawa ng Quiapo Church laban sa patayan?

Jan 08, 2018 - 3:34 PM

Ipinaliwanag ng Quiapo Church rector ang mga programa ng simbahan para sa drug rehabilitation at pagtulong sa mga pamilya ng EJK victims

NAZARENE FEAST. A replica of the image of the Black Nazarene is seen on top of a jeepney on January 7, 2018, in a replica procession ahead of the annual Feast of the Black Nazarene. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

'Pahalik': The less tiring path to a Nazareno prayer come true

Jan 08, 2018 - 2:02 PM

The Pahalik is a tradition perhaps as old as the practice of touching the image of the Black Nazarene

HOLY KISS. Devotees reach for the foot of the dark-skinned Jesus and plant their prayer with a kiss. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

[OPINION] The contradictions of the Black Nazarene

Jan 08, 2018 - 8:00 AM

At its core, the devotion to the Black Nazarene is a desire for better things. And so is it still surprising that its most fervent followers are the urban poor?

Simplest of prayers flood Quiapo for Nazareno 2018

Jan 08, 2018 - 12:45 AM

'Sana po maging mataas 'yung score ko po sa school,' says an 8-year-old girl, while others pray for good health, as a replica procession kicks off Nazareno 2018

PURE HEARTS. Children join the annual procession of replicas of the Black Nazarene image around Quiapo Church on January 7, 2017, two days before the feast of the Black Nazarene. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

LIST: Safety tips for Nazareno devotees

Jan 07, 2018 - 9:40 PM

Here are tips for a safe celebration of the Feast of the Black Nazarene

PANOORIN: Prusisyon ng mga Nazareno replica, piyestang piyesta

Jan 07, 2018 - 6:55 PM

The Philippine National Police says around 100,000 devotees joined this procession of replicas of the Black Nazarene image

PROCESSION OF REPLICAS. A child joins other Nazareno devotees during the procession of Nazareno replicas outside Quiapo Church on January 7, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler