January 07, 2020

MMDA to Deploy 1,000 Personnel for the 2020 Traslacion of the Black Nazarene

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  • The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) will deploy 1,000 personnel to aid in the celebration of the Traslacion of the Black Nazarene 2020 happening on January 9. These personnel will be deployed to make the affair orderly, peaceful, and safe.

    The contingent for the Traslacion includes personnel from the Metro Public Safety Office (MPSO), Traffic Discipline Office, Metro Parkways Clearing Group, and the Sidewalk Clearing Operations Group.

    The said groups are tasked to assist the police, government agencies, and the local government in maintaining order. Further, the MMDA will be working closely with the MPSO in giving first-aid treatment and proving rescue and emergency response when called for.

    [Admin PIO] Sakaling mangailangan ng atensiyong medikal, may mga first-aid stations ang MMDA sa Quirino Grandstand at…

    MMDAさんの投稿 2020年1月6日月曜日

    In observance of the 2020 Traslacion of the Black Nazarene, tents, plastic barriers, and fences will be set up at the Quirino Grandstand as a crowd control measure especially during activities like the “Pahalik” or the kissing of the image of the Black Nazarene, the procession of replicas, and the Holy Mass among others.

    “We are now installing barriers for the traditional “Pahalik” as crowd control measure and help bring order during the queuing of devotees,” said the concurrent Chief of Staff, Office of the General Manager and Focal Person for Disaster Risk Reduction and Management, Michael Salalima.

    [Admin PIO] Handa na ang mga steel fence, railing at orange barrier na inilagay MMDA Metro Parkways Clearing Group sa…

    MMDAさんの投稿 2020年1月5日日曜日

    During the Traslacion, several roads in Manila will be temporarily closed to traffic in order to give way to the procession that will start at the Quirino Grandstand.

    The procession will pass by roads such as Quezon Boulevard, Hidalgo St., Palanca St., and Villalobos before ending in Quiapo Church. Road clearing groups and street sweepers will be at the tail of the procession to immediately clear the road from the clutter that will be left behind by the crowd.

    MMDA Chairman Danilo Lim has also ordered the clearing of any obstruction and debris from the route of the procession for the safety of the devotees.

    The Feast of the Black Nazarene is an annual celebration held every the 9th of January. It is considered as one of the biggest religious celebrations in the Philippines that attracts thousands of devotees who take part in various activities—one of which is the Traslacion or the procession of the image of the Black Nazarene from the Quirino Grandstand to the Quiapo Church.

    Also read: Expats’ Guide to the Feast of the Black Nazarene

    For more information, you may visit the MMDA’s official website and Facebook page. You may also visit MMDA’s Twitter for the latest updates.

    Source: Metropolitan Manila Development Authority
    Images grabbed from the MMDA’s official website

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