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Tuesday, January 8, 2013

FEAST OF THE BLACK NAZARENE: List of School with No Classes


FEAST OF THE BLACK NAZARENE: List of School with No Classes
The Department of Education (DepEd) has announced the suspension of classes in schools located along the route of the annual procession of the Black Nazarene during the Feast of Quiapo district this Wednesday.
 
Classes are suspended in the following schools: 
  • Manila High School
  • Victoriano Mapa High School
  • Apolinario Mabini Elementary School
  • Geronimo Santiago Elementary School
  • Ramon Avancena High School
  • Manila Science High School 
  • Araullo High School
  • Colegio de San Juan de Letran
  • Adamson University
  • University of the East (Manila)
  • Mapua Institute of Technology
  • Far Eastern University
  • University of  Sto.Tomas
  • San Beda College 
  • UE Manila  
Regular classes will resume on Thursday, January 10, 2013.
 
The suspension includes not only classes but also office work in their respective institutions.
For its part, Mapua clarified that it will only be suspending classes on that day, but not office work. "No classes on Wednesday, 9 Jan. 2013, for Intramuros campus only," it will be a “regular working day for all employees.” Mapua said on its Twitter account.

Photos: Collin Yap


MMDA ADVISORY: 2013 Procession of the Black Nazarene


MMDA ADVISORY: 2013 Procession of the Black Nazarene

Attention: To all mamanata, tourist and motorist be wise, plan your alternate route now. 

This advisory pertains to the Traslacion 2013 Procession of the Black Nazarene to be held on January 9, 2013 at Quiapo Church and the highlight of the celebration is the Grand Procession that will start at Quirino Grandstand (Luneta) at about 7:00 AM onwards. As we all know, this procession is always a blockbuster and hold the record for the longest procession ever in the history of the annual religious festival. Last year, 2012, it took 22 hours, a “wheel-less” carriage, a broken rope, and a frenzied mob to bring the Black Nazarene from the Quirino Grandstand early Monday to the Quiapo Church at around 6 a.m. the following day.  

If you are one of the people I listed below, please don't go for your own good. In a sea of people, even if you want to protect whoever is beside you, it will be impossible to do that. Plus there's a possibility that cellphone signals will be shut off again. Yes, you read it right, No cellphone signals along Nazarene procession route.
  • pregnant women
  • elderly
  • sick
  • has an ongoing medical treatment
  • Parents are advised not to bring children.
  • If you're joining or just watching the procession, don't show up drunk.

ROUTE: 

  • From Quirino Grandstand (Luneta)
  • right Katigbak Drive thru P. Burgos
  • left Taft Ave.(P.Burgos) thru McArthur Bridge
  • right Palanca,thru under Quezon Bridge
  • left Quezon Blvd.
  • right Fraternal
  • right Vergara
  • left Duque de Alba
  • left Castillejos
  • left farnecio
  • right Arlegui
  • left Nepomuceno
  • left Aguila
  • right Carcer
  • right Hidalgo thru Plaza Del Carmen
  • left Bilibid Viejo thru Puyat
  • left Guzman
  • right Hidalgo
  • left Barbosa
  • right Globo de Oro thru under Quezon Bridge
  • right Palanca
  • right Villalobos thru Plaza Miranda to Quiapo Church.
 
AFFECTED AREAS DURING PROCESSION AND EXPECT HEAVY TRAFFIC:
 
1. Stretch of Roxas Blvd./Bonifacio Drive from Anda Circle to TM Kalaw north and southbound lane.
2. Southbound of Quezon Blvd. from Recto to Palanca (subway-isetan Recto)
3. Stretch of Lerma from P.Campa to Quezon Blvd.
4. Taft Ave./Finance (westbound lane).
5. Lagusnilad/P.Burgos (westbound lane).
6. P.Burgos/Taft Ave (Freedom Triangle-northbound lane).
7. Villegas/N.A Lopez.
8. 25th Street/Bonifacio Drive (southbound lane).


ROAD CLOSURE:

 
1. JANUARY 8, 2013 - 8:00 AM, katigbak Drive and South Drive will be closed to traffic.
2. at 4:00 AM, January 9, 2013, southbound lane of Quezon Blvd. (Quiapo), from Andalucia/Fugoso to Plaza Miranda and España/P.Campa/Lerma shall be closed to traffic for Public Utility vehicles (PUV) only.
3. At 5:00 AM total closure for all types of vehicles shall be implemented.


North Area  starting at 5:00 AM

 
1. P Campa/España
2. Nicanor Reyes/España
3. Andalucia/Fugoso
3. Recto/Issetan (Service Road)
4. Raon/Evangelista


South Area starting at 6:00 AM

 
1. Ma. Orosa/P.Burgos
2. Lagusnilad/P.Burgos
3. Taft/Finance/Westbound
4. A. Villegas/Taft Ave. (LRT)
5. 25th Street/Bonifacio Drive
6. N.A. Lopez/A. Villegas
7. Anda Circle/Bonifacio Drive
8. Gen. Luna/P.Burgos
9. Roxas Blvd. TM Kalaw
10. katigbak/Roxas Blvd.

 
RE-ROUTING OF VEHICLES
 
1. All vehicles coming from Quezon City using the stretch of España shall turn right P.Campa,left Andalucia,right Fugoso,left T.Mapua to point of destination.
2. All PUJs/light vehicles coming from España intending to proceed to South Pier Zone turn left Nicanor Reyes,right Recto straight to JAS,left Reina Regente take Jones Bridge,right Magallanes Drive to point of destination.
3. All vehicles coming from northern part of Manila intending to utilize the stretch of Bonifacio Drive southbound shall turn right Roberto S. Oca St.,left Delgado,left 25th St.,left Bonifacio Drive (for Port Area offices) or shall take right to A. Soriano to magallanes Drive,right P.Burgos,go straight to Lagusnilad to Taft Ave.
4. All vehicles coming from southern part of Manila intending to utilize the stretch of P.Burgos shall take TM Kalaw,left Taft Ave.,right A Villegas,right Quezon Bridge to point of destination (NOTE: northbound of Quezon Blvd. is open to traffic).
5. All vehicles coming from southern part of Manila intending to utilize the northbound or Roxas Blvd. from P.Ocampo to P.Burgos shall turn right TM Kalaw left Taft Ave. to point of destination.
6. All PUJs plying Monumento-Gasak-Recto intending to utilize Andalucia thru Recto shall turn right Oroqueta to point of origin.
7. All vehicles coming fromLegarda shall turn right Recto or left Mendiola to point of destination.
8. All vehicles using Taft Ave. northbound shall turn right A. Villegas (Arroceros) right Quezon Bridge to point of destination.
9. All heavy vehicles/Cargo Trucks coming from the south shall take Pres. Osmeña, Pres. Quirino to Nagtahan via AH Lacson to Capulong (vise versa).
10. All motorist intending to proceed to North of Manila or South of Manila shall advise to utilize the stretch of AH Lacson to Nagtahan (vise versa) or to utilize stretch of Road-10 to Roxas Blvd. (vise versa) to point of destination.
11. All buses coming from eastern part of Manila particularly G-Liner/RRCG utilizing Legarda shall turn right Palanca to Quiapo Ilalim to point of destination.
12. All buses coming from Taft. going to Fairview shall right UN Ave. up to Otis left Nagtahan go straight AH Lacson,right España to point of origin.
13. All buses coming southern part of Manila Laguna & Cavite utilizing taft Ave. are not allowed to enter from 7:00 AM to 2:00 PM and allowed only up to Remedios St. right San Marcelino back to point of Origin. #mmda


Special thanks to sir Collin Sarthou Yap for the pictures.


Sunday, January 8, 2012

FEAST OF BLACK NAZARENE TIPS TO WOULD BE TRASLACION PARTICIPANTS


Tips to would be participants please note the following before you decide to go : 
  • Advise your family.
  • Ensure that your house is properly secured before you leave.
  • All of your electrical devices in your house must be unplugged 
  • Be physically prepared. 
  • Children, elderly, pregnant and persons who are sick should avoid crowded places; thus, they are advised to stay at home and rest.
  • Participants should have with them their identification card
  • Participants should have with them their medical information and emergency contact numbers.
  • Wear proper clothing. 
  • Avoid wearing expensive jewelry
  • Avoid bringing expensive electronic devices.
  • Avoid alcoholic drinks. 
  • Bring candies, crackers and bottled water.
  • Drink a lot of fluid to prevent heat exhaustion.
  • Devotees should also be aware of their location at all times.
  • Avoid safety hazards and, if they come in groups, should designate a meeting point in case someone gets lost.
  • Maintain proper distance to avoid unnecessary injuries.
  • Plan a safe exit path from the crowd. 
  • Know the location and means of access towards the medical stations, police stations and other available authorities within the area.
  • DON'T MOB THE PRIESTS
Warning:
  • It is to each his own there. 
  • They act like there's no tomorrow. Survival of the Fittest style.
  • Some of the devotees think that the wilder they are the holier they become. 
  • Devotees have been known to mob the statue even before the Mass at the grandstand ends.
  • The miraculous image of the Black Nazarene is under constant siege from a maddened multitude trying to beat one another some of them jump, push and shove anyone who gets on their way.
  • Some devotees seems to be in a blind rush to reestablish a link with the Lord they don't care if they hurt anyone along the way. 
  • The injuries and even deaths of devotees are brought upon by one or a combination of heat, fatigue, or being trampled upon by other devotees. 
For the procession on Monday, Philippine National Police (PNP) has doubled the security and assigned a total of 1,600 policemen to do the crowd control.

Manila Mayor Alfredo Lim has made a televised appeal for order, warning those who are caught with intoxicating drinks that they will be apprehended and fined.

The Catholic Church for the first time is tapping priests to move the revered statue of the Black Nazarene before it embarks on its grand procession on Monday.

Monsignor Jose Clemente Ignacio, Quiapo church rector, said they have tasked priests to carry the Black Nazarene from the altar at the Quirino Grandstand to its andas or the carriage that would be pulled throughout the procession.
 
Popular Quiapo priest Fr. Anton Pascual was tasked to remind the faithful to stay in their places as priests carry the image to its carriage.

The crowd will be ask to wait until after the Mass ends before they surge forward because the priests are not used to being mobbed. The devotees should respect the Mass because it is sacred.


FEAST OF QUIAPO BLACK NAZARENE JANUARY 9, 2011 ONLY IN THE PILIPINS




A procession will held on January 9, 2012 for the feast of the Black Nazarene. 

Devotees of the Black Nazarene will commemorate the Traslacion. The Traslacion is the  transfer of the image from Quirino grandstand to its present shrine in Quiapo. The Black Nazarene will be carried into the streets for procession in a shoulder-borne carriage known to devotees as the "andas".
  
The procession is scheduled to start at 8 a.m. after the Mass but, because of the multitudes of those who attend, it is expected to last for 10 to 12 hours.

Around eight million devotees flock in Quiapo every year and wear the color maroon and go barefoot in imitation of Jesus on his way to Mount Calvary. 


Traditionally, men are the only ones permitted to hold the ropes pulling the image's carriage, but in recent years female devotees also participated in the procession. These rope pullers are called traditionally as the "Namamasan" by devotees. 

People who have touched the Black Nazarene are reported to have been cured of their diseases, and Catholics come from all over Manila to touch the image in the hopes of a miracle. 

Towels and handkerchiefs are wipe on the statue in their hope of a miracle they attributed to the "rubbing off".




To some devotees it is their annual rites to beg for forgiveness and renewal of their subscription to God’s grace.

The procession held on the feast day is notorious for the annual casualties that result from the jostling and congestion of the crowds engaged in pulling the carriage. 

Only in the Pilipins!


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