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2019 Traslacion of the Black Nazarene ends after 21 hours

Photo from DZRH Operation Tulong Willie Tiongson

Devotees clapped and cheered ‘Viva! Viva! Nazareno’ after the Image of the Black Nazarene returned to Quiapo Church at exactly 2:15 AM, Thursday, Jan. 10.

The Traslacion of the Black Nazarene, which started at the Quirino Grandstand about 5:00AM, Wednesday, Jan. 9, ended after more than 21 hours. In 2018, the procession lasted for more than 22 hours, the longest in Philippine history.

According to the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO), more than 1 million devotees attended the 2019 Traslacion of the Black Nazarene.  This year, the NRCPO also noted that the procession ended generally peacefull amid lack of any untoward incident.

Meanwhile, the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) reported that, during the Traslacion, they provided medical assistance to 1,613 individuals. The PRC also gave psychosocial support to 197 individuals and transported four patients who experienced hypertension, fracture, chest pain, and deformity to nearest hospital.

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