WATCH: Coco Martin talks about devotion to Black Nazarene

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jan 08 2016 12:48 PM | Updated as of Oct 25 2016 11:36 AM

MANILA - "Ang Probinsyano" star Coco Martin is one of the millions of devotees of the Black Nazarene.

In an interview with ABS-CBN News, the actor said he grew up going to Quiapo Church with his grandmother.

As a devotee, Martin said he could not forget the time he was able to touch the Black Nazarene.

"Sa fiesta ng Quiapo, sa dami ng tao, siyempre kahit ako natatakot ako dahil may mga namamatay doon. Sabi ko sa sarili ko, kaya ko ba 'to? Noong ginawa na namin 'yun, hindi ko maipaliwanag. Sabi ko nga, first time kong naramdaman na lumangoy ako sa libu-libong tao hanggang sa nahawakan ko 'yung Nazareno," he said.

And even now that he is one of the country's biggest stars, Martin continues to go to Quiapo Church to pray, express his gratitude and ask for guidance.

"Siyempre 'pag artista ka imbes na ang focus mo makapagsimba ang mangyayari mapupunta sa akin. Kaya talagang palihim akong nagpupunta doon, minsan nasa sulok lang ako, nasa labas lang ako ng simbahan," he said.

On Saturday, millions of devotees are expected to participate in the annual Black Nazarene procession.