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Nazarene procession crowd estimated at half a million so far

The carriage or “andas” of the Black Nazarene has just passed by the Manila City Hall at 12 noon on Monday.

It is now along Mehan Garden heading to Liwasang Bonifacio and Jones Bridge.

The Manila Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (MDRRMC) puts the number of devotees joining the “traslacion” at 500,000 so far, while about 10,000 devotees are at Plaza Miranda in Quiapo.

Many of those in the procession say they are thirsty, citing the warm, sunny weather.

Cloudy condition is beginning to prevail in the early afternoon.

Medical teams and street cleaners follow the procession.

The Phillippine Red Cross have treated barefoot devotees for minor injuries and fatigue.

No untoward incident has occurred at this time.

PNP Chief Ronald dela Rosa says, the procession is going on smoothly.

President Rodrigo Duterte is monitoring the event from Malacanang, along with cabinet members. 

Here is the route of the “traslacion:”

Quirino Grandstand, then Katigbak Drive to P. Burgos, left to Taft Ave. through Jones Bridge, right to Dasmariñas St., right to Plaza Sta. Cruz, left C. Palanca St., then Quezon Bridge, left to Quezon Blvd., right to Arlegui St., left to Nepomuceno St., left to Concepcion Aguila St., right to Carcer St., right to Hidalgo through Plaza del Carmen, left to  Bilibid Viejo through G. Puyat, left to Z.P. de Guzman St., right to Hidalgo St., left to A. Bautista St., right to Globo de Oro then Quezon Bridge, right to Palanca St., right to Villalobos St. through Plaza Miranda up to Quiapo Church.

Topics: Nazarene , procession , Duterte , route
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