Mala­canang thank­ful over ‘or­derly, peace­ful’ Black Nazarene pro­ces­sion

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MALA­CAÑANG on Tues­day ex­pressed grat­i­tude for the “or­derly and peace­ful”cel­e­bra­tion of the Feast of the Black Nazarene held Mon­day.

Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Sec­re­tary Martin An­da­nar lauded the or­ga­niz­ers and the con­cerned gov­ern­ment agen­cies for be­ing able to se­cure the devo­tees from any harm and se­cu­rity threats dur­ing the pro­ces­sion of the Black Nazarene or the Trasla­cion.

“We con­grat­u­late the or­ga­niz­ers and all con­cerned agen­cies of gov­ern­ment for the or­derly and peace­ful cel­e­bra­tion of the Feast of the Black Nazarene [on Mon­day],” An­da­nar said in a state­ment .

“No ma­jor un­to­ward in­ci­dent hap­pened dur­ing this year’s Trasla­cion of Black Nazarene. There were even no re­ports of petty crimes dur­ing the 22-hour long pro­ces­sion. Good job to every­one,”he added.

The Trasla­cion this year took 22 hours, an hour longer com­pared last year. It started around 5:30 a.m., Mon­day at the Quirino Gran­stand in Manila.

De­spite threats from the coun­try’s ter­ror­ist groups, no un­to­ward in­ci­dents were recorded by the au­thor­i­ties.

Only about 1,000 out of more than a mil­lion devo­tees who joined the pro­ces­sion were treated for mi­nor wounds, dizzi­ness, and fainting spells. (Ruth Abbey Gita/ Sun­nex)

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