OFFICIALS of the Quiapo Church (Minor Basilica of the Black Nazarene) in Manila estimate that around six to eight million devotees will flock to the annual feast day on January 9.
“It might still be the same but I don’t know if there will be an increase,” said Quiapo Church Rector Monsignor Clemente Ignacio in a press conference Thursday.
Because of this, the priest said the organizers decided to hold a dry-run at 2 p.m. Saturday. [Read more]
Fewer out-of-town contingents will be joining the Sinulog grand parade on January 20 this year.
Sinulog Foundation Inc. (SFI) executive director Ricky Ballesteros said that from 12 out-of-town contingents last year, only eight participants from outside Cebu have signified their interest to join this year’s competition. Read the rest of this entry