MANILA – The image of the Black Nazarene arrived at the Quiapo Church at 12:02 p.m. on Good Friday.
Thousands of devotees joined the traslacion or the procession of the image of the Black Nazarene, which started at 30 minutes past midnight and lasted for 11 hours.
Due to the hot weather and the number of participants, some devotees fainted in the middle of traslacion. Others also sustained foot injuries, while they tried to get close to the andas.
Aside from male devotees, women and even kids tried to climb the carriage.
No matter how hard it was, devotees said they join the procession every year as part of their sacrifice this Lenten season.
Aside from traslacion, hundreds also lined up to hear to the mass which is being held every hour in Quiapo Church.
Police Colonel Romulo Sapitula, who is the overall-in-charge of the procession, said the procession was peaceful as a whole.
He added that the southbound lane of Quezon Boulevard has likewise been reopened to traffic.
After the parade, some devotees stayed in the church for the Seven last Words. — with reports from Junry Hidalgo, ABS-CBN and Carolyn Bonquin, ABS-CBN News