Presidential Spokesperson Panelo: Traslacion Contributes To ‘Peaceful PH’

Presidential Spokesperson Panelo: Traslacion Contributes To ‘Peaceful PH’


Phoenix Introduces New FamilyMart Retail Format Through Cebu Stores

FamilyMart opens three new compact stores in Cebu, offering a unique customer experience in response to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Globe Introduces Mobile Health Solution With GoHealth

For just P20, you can now enjoy up to P,1000 health insurance from Pacific Cross!

SM Wins 15 Awards From HK’s CG Asia Magazine

SM Investments Corporation continues to be recognized abroad as it recently bagged 15 awards in the 10th Asian Excellence Awards 2020 of Hong Kong magazine Corporate Governance Asia.

GSIS Offers Computer Loan For Members

GSIS, ilulunsad ang Computer Loan Program upang matulungan ang mga miyembro nito at kanilang pamilya sa pagbili ng computer o laptop na gagamitin para sa kanilang mga trabaho o virtual classes ng kanilang mga anak.

The annual procession and feast day Of the Black Nazarene is a good opportunity to inspire Filipinos to have a different outlook on life and motivate them to look forward to a “peaceful Philippines,” Malacañang said.

Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo made the statement, as he encouraged the Catholic faithful to ensure an orderly and solemn observation of the Feast of the Black Nazarene.

“Today, January 9, the Palace joins the Filipino Catholic faithful, particularly the Nazarene devotees, in the passionate and devotional observance of the Feast of the Black Nazarene,” the Palace official said in a statement.

“It is a good opportunity to strengthen our Christian ties with each other and move us to spiritual awakening and rebirth that will contribute enormously to having the peaceful Philippines,” he added.

This year’s Traslacion or the annual procession of the Black Nazarene started to move past 4 a.m. on Thursday from the Quirino Grandstand in Manila.

Millions of devotees are expected to join the annual religious event this year.

Panelo said the annual celebration is a “strong and a constant” reminder of Filipinos have a “deep and lasting” relationship with the Almighty.

“As millions flock the Quiapo Church and surrounding areas as part of the time-honored tradition, the Palace is one in wishing for the safety of everyone and the orderly conduct of this solemn event,” the Palace official said.

“Viva Nuestro Padre Jesus Nazareno!” he added.

The Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has released an updated route for Traslacion, a centuries-old Catholic practice that transfers the Black Nazarene statue in a carriage from the Quirino Grandstand to its home in Quiapo Church in Manila.

The MMDA route map showed that the traditional religious procession will be 300 meters shorter than the usual procession stretch due to renovation activities being undertaken on Jonas and MacArthur bridges.

The Health Department announced that around 20 medical teams will be deployed during the January 9 procession of the Black Nazarene.

Around three million devotees of the Black Nazarene joined the 21-hour procession last year.

Work and classes in the city of Manila on Thursday have been suspended to pave way for the religious event.

Some 16,000 security personnel from the National Capital Region Police Office, Bureau of Fire Protection, Metro Manila Development Authority, Coast Guard, and volunteers will be deployed to ensure safe and solemn procession of the Black Nazarene.

Telecommunications firms Smart and Globe have also announced that they will temporarily shut down their network services in parts of Metro Manila beginning 11 p.m. on Wednesday until noon on Friday. (PNA)
Photo Credit: Photo Credit:

Yellow Cab Lets You Celebrate Your #SmallWins As You Do You

Celebrate your #SmallWins as you continue to #YouDoYou with Yellow Cab!

Lenovo Offers With New Yoga Devices, Free Limited Edition Herschel Items

Check out the stylish looks of the Herschel Holiday Collection with Lenovo!

Roma Point Bridge Construction In Full Swing With Republic Cement Support

Expected to be the longest bridge in Calabarzon, the Roma Point Bridge, also known as the Alabat Bridge, will be 1.7 kilometers long upon completion and will connect Alabat Island to mainland Quezon province.

This Country Club In Pampanga Will Give You That Well-Deserved (And Safe) Getaway

The Alveira Country Club might be your next great escape from the erratic Metro!

Velasco Urges Senate To Pass Disaster Resilience Dep’t Bill

Speaker Lord Allan Velasco calls on the Senate to prioritize the passage of a bill creating the Department of Disaster Resilience as Typhoon Quinta battered different parts of Luzon.

Pope Francis Endorses Same-Sex Unions

The Pope voices out his views towards same sex marriage. Do you agree on his statements?

Psychologist Links COVID-19 ‘Fake News’ To Anxiety, Depression

People exposed to "fake news" online during the COVID-19 pandemic are found to have experienced anxiety and depression, a result of a phenomenon called "information traps”, a researcher based in Iligan City said.

IATF Notes Bacolod’s Decreasing COVID-19 Cases

“We can say that the cases are going down. Also, the mortalities have lowered. This is an indication that what the EOC is doing is really having good, positive results,” said Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF)-Visayas chief implementer Maj. Gen. Melquiades Feliciano.

Makati Offers Online Pre-Marriage Counseling, Mask Weddings

Makati City now offers pre-marriage counseling services online for those who wish to apply for a marriage license this pandemic!

PLDT To Roll Out More Fiber Lines Nationwide

PLDT is set to provide internet services in the different parts of the country soon!