MANILA - On January 9, millions will once again troop to Quiapo to show their devotion to the Black Nazarene. They will brave the crowds and even risk personal safety in order to show their faith.
Why does a statue that was brought to Manila over four centuries ago from Mexico elicit such an intense show of spirituality? For some, it is a deep expression of love and faith.
But in this piece, written, edited and produced by Jeff Canoy of ABS-CBN News, some say this devotion points to a more profound hunger and longing which political and social institutions are not able to answer.