nazarene-bridgeI was passing by Lawton to pick up my PhilStar check when I noticed Jones Bridge being cleared of vehicular traffic.  Streetsweepers were hurriedly cleaning the roads while strollers started occupying the once busy streets.

I asked a streetsweeper what was going on and she said the procession was going to pass in a few hours. I gathered she meant the Feast of the Black Nazarene. True enough, the streets in front of Quiapo Church were filled with devotees in maroon and amber shirts, awaiting for the procession to begin.

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