Se­cu­rity in place for flu­vial pa­rade

The Freeman - - NEWS - Fa­tima M. Tud­tud/KBQ — Chris­tell

Se­cu­rity prepa­ra­tions for the flu­vial pro­ces­sion in honor of Lapu-Lapu City's pa­tron, the Vir­gin of the Rule (Our Lady of the Rule), are al­ready in place, said Mayor Paz Radaza.

The an­nual flu­vial pro­ces­sion is slated for Novem­ber 12. It will start at 6 a.m. from the wa­ters off Pa­cific Cebu Re­sort un­til the Muelle Port, a few me­ters away from the church.

"Okay na­man, in place na," she told re­porters yes­ter­day.

The flu­vial pa­rade will also pass by barangays Marib­ago, Marigon­don, Mac­tan, Punta En­gaño, Ibo, Pajo, and Pobla­cion.

The flu­vial pro­ces­sion is part of Lapu-Lapu's cel­e­bra­tion of the feast of its pa­tron saint, which will be on Novem­ber 21.

From the port, Radaza, Vice Mayor Mar­cial Ycong and the mem­bers of the City Coun­cil will carry the holy im­age go­ing to the church.

The Holy Mass will start at 9 a.m. fol­low­ing the trans­fer of the holy im­age.

The hous­ing of the holy icon in the church marks the start of the nine-day novena, which will end on Novem­ber 20.

The old icon of the Ma­hal nga Birhen sa Regla has been looked up to by devo­tees as mirac­u­lous.

Radaza ad­vised the devo­tees and the pub­lic to ob­serve and fol­low se­cu­rity mea­sures to avoid in­con­ve­nience.

"Dugukon man gyud sa katawhan. Ang ako lang is be care­ful and dili magdin­uo­tay. Ang among gi­himo ron gibu­tan­gan natog po­lice vis­i­bil­ity around the area ug ang mga force mul­ti­pli­ers," she said.

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