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‘The repeated call by various sectors for an environmentally-responsible expression of piety and devotion again fell on deaf ears,’ says the EcoWaste Coalition
Under Philippine National Police rules, 'conduct unbecoming of a police officer' can merit dismissal, suspension from the service, or demotion
The PNP launches an investigation, but stops short of relieving Brigadier General Nolasco Bathan to ensure an impartial probe
House Deputy Minority Leader Carlos Zarate says the PNP's 'use of excessive force' against the devotees turned the Traslacion into 'a police march rather than a show of faith and devotion to the Black Nazarene'
Asked repeatedly about the recording of him instructing another cop to delete Jun Veneracion's video, Brigadier General Nolasco Bathan only says, 'I don't know'
Watch as the annual Traslacion of the image of the Black Nazarene begins at Quirino Grandstand and ends at Quiapo Church
Brigadier General Nolasco Bathan, the chief of the Southern Police District, didn't like it that broadcast journalist Jun Veneracion captured on video how cops dragged a devotee to the ground
Devotees who joined Translacion 2020 share what makes their devotion strong
The Philippine Red Cross says its medical team and volunteers assisted 1,051 individuals, 679 of whom were given blood pressure consultation
The Traslacion of the Black Nazarene of Quiapo Church ends before 9 pm, the earliest in recent years
Bakit nga ba sumusuong sa siksikan at panganib ang mga deboto ng Itim na Nazareno?
After kissing the Nazareno, Jamwell Pelaez vows to come back and join the Traslacion, year after year
The actor, a known devotee of the Black Nazarene, posts a photo of himself attending one of the masses at Quiapo Church
This is the 11th year CdO holds its own Traslacion of the Black Nazarene
Thousands flock to the San Sebastian Church for the annual Dungaw, where the image of Our Lady of Mount Carmel de San Sebastian looks out from the church's terrace as the Black Nazarene passes
They tell Rappler they will join the annual procession as long as they have the strength for it, until their last breath
The group of volunteers named Paredes chapter have been handing out these free food packs and bottled water for the past 5 years during the Traslacion
Netizens pray for the easing of tensions between the United States and Iran, and also for Australia which is experiencing one of its worst bushfire seasons
Salon chain owner Warren Encarnacion has his own unique style as a Nazareno devotee
The changes implemented this year deprive Catholic devotees of their tradition to get near the image of the Black Nazarene as police block the icon’s carriage
‘Baliktad nga. Ako nga ang nagmamakaawa sa inyo,’ says a frustrated Manila Mayor Isko Moreno to a vendor pleading with him not to take her goods away
People can still die during the Traslacion. Shouldn't we make the event stricter and safer?
(UPDATED) ‘Malungkot ang piyesta ng Quiapo ngayon. Minsan lang sa isang taon ‘yan. Dapat ibigay na nila sa deboto,’ a frustrated devotee says after missing her chance to touch the Black Nazarene’s carriage
'Dating sinasabi ko lang I trust the Lord, I trust the Lord, pero sa totoo lang po minsan parang Lord, ibibigay mo ba talaga sa akin iyon?' says Ai-Ai
The Feast of the Black Nazarene 2020 is Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle’s last as Manila archbishop
The Archbishop of Manila ties in the message of the devotion to the Black Nazarene with the crisis in the Middle East: Break the cycle of violence and vengeance through love that leads to life
Watch the midnight Mass for the Feast of the Black Nazarene, with Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle as homilist
Nazarene devotees can expect generally fair weather, with just the possibility of isolated light rain on Thursday, January 9
For some Christians, it is idolatry. For the Catholic Church it is a grand case of the so-called 'popular piety'
Their very lives an answered prayer, these children join their parents in the Pahalik and replica procession that precede the yearly Traslacion of the enigmatic Catholic icon
Here's what and what not to bring during Traslacion 2020
(UPDATED) Public Works officials recommend the Ayala Bridge as the safest to cross for the annual procession of the Black Nazarene
16,000 security forces will be deployed along the Traslacion route
The procession will go through Ayala Bridge instead of Jones Bridge this year
Police hope to replicate a new security scheme that reduced a similar procession by nearly 9 hours on December 31
Go micro, and dive into the sea of people, through the videos produced by Rappler's Nazareno 2019 coverage team
The image of the Black Nazarene returns to the Quiapo Church at around 2:21 am on Thursday, January 10
(UPDATED) Watch as the annual Traslacion of the image of the Black Nazarene begins at Quirino Grandstand and ends at Quiapo Church
The Feast of the Black Nazarene is the one day they could sell the whole day in the streets of Quiapo
Unlike in Manila where devotees push and pull to climb the Andas, in Cagayan de Oro no one is allowed to reach the image of the Nazarene
Dozens of devotees offer their shoulders, knees, and backs as platforms for others to cross to and from the Quiapo Church during the 2019 Feast of the Black Nazarene
Devotees cross crowded streets where each step is another chance to receive blessings from blessed replicas of the statue
How do devotees survive the most congested road in the Philippines during the Feast of the Black Nazarene? Faith.
It's more fun on the ground – sun, sweat, and sore feet notwithstanding
Based on previous years, the procession is expected to last about 20 hours, culminating in the image entering Quiapo Church to the cheers of thousands of devotees
The risks are high, but why does the Catholic faithful remain steadfast in its devotion?
The actor is one of the speakers at the Quirino Grandstand a few hours before the Traslacion
The image of the Black Nazarene started moving out of the Quirino Grandstand at around 5:03 am on Wednesday