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Mayor Isko reiterates appeal to Black Nazarene devotees: Worship, pray at home!

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Mayor Isko reiterates appeal to Black Nazarene devotees: Worship, pray at home!

Manila Mayor ‘Isko Moreno’ inspects Quiapo area, Friday (Jan. 8)  to ensure preparations for the strict implementation of health protocols are in place for the annual observance of the Feast of the Black Nazarene on Saturday, Jan. 9.  With the mayor are Manila Police District Direct Gen. Leo Francisco and Police Station 3 Commander Lt. Col. John Guiagui. (Photo credit: MPIO)

CALOOCAN CITY, Jan. 8 (PIA) – Manila Mayor Francisco ‘Isko Moreno’ Domagoso reiterated his appeal to the devotees of Black Nazarene to pray and worship in their respective homes amid the threat of COVID-19 infection.

“Muli nananawagan ako, hangga’t maaari, please stay home. Manalangin tayo ng taimtim sa kanya-kanyang mga bahay as much as possible,” Domagoso said.

The call of the Mayor to the devotees to stay at home was echoed by Quiapo Church Rector Msgr. Hernando Coronel as this does not lessen the power of their prayers.

“Stay at home! Tayo’y magmahal sa Panginoon mula sa ating mga tahanan. Stay at home, iyon ang pinakamainam,” Coronel said.

“Sa kaso ng pandemya, long distance ang kapangyarihan. Hindi kailangan hawakan o lapitan,” he added.

Manila City Mayor Francisco ‘Isko Moreno’ Domagoso inspected on Friday, January 8, the strict implementation of public health protocols and other ongoing preparations in relation to the Feast of the Black Nazarene.

Domagoso was joined by Manila Police District Direct Gen. Leo Francisco and Police Station 3 Commander Lt. Col. John Guiagui.

In an ambush interview, Domagoso reminded the devotees to worship the Black Nazarene in their respective homes as threat of COVID-19 remains in the nation’s capital.

In relation for the upcoming Traslacion 2021, Domagoso announced that online classes will be suspended on Saturday in anticipation of connectivity issues.

Domagoso likewise said that ban on the selling of liquor and drinking of alcoholic drinks in public places will be strictly implemented.

The Quiapo Church will hold a total of 15 fiesta masses in relation to the Feast of the Black Nazarene. The first mass will be held at 4:30am and will be presided by Most Rev. Broderick S. Pabillo.

The Quiapo Church reminds the public that only 400 devotees will be accommodated per mass while others who will not be able to enter the Church can hear the mass using the 12 LED screens put up within the vicinity of Quiapo. (PIA-NCR)