(Check It Out! Photos!) MANILA, Philippines- A 6am ‘Holy Mass’ conducted by Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle which took place at the Quirino Grandstand, Rizal Park in Manila on January 9, the starting point of the ‘Grand Procession’ which is the highlight of the ‘Feast of the Black Nazarene’ celebration.
Here’s the official route of the 2013 Feast of the Black Nazarene Grand Procession:
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.
Among the schools and universities that suspended their classes:
University of Santo Tomas (UST)
Far Eastern University (FEU)
San Beda College
Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila
Universidad De Manila (previously called City College of Manila)
Manila Science High School
Araullo High School
Geronimo Santiago Elementary School
V Mapa High School; Manila High School
Ramon Avancena High School
Images courtesy of Asti Flores, Benjie Castro/GMA News, Coast Guard/HO, JUNNY ROY/ABS CBN News & Angela Galia/NPPA images