Feast Of Black Nazarene - January 9, 2012

Eight million devotees are expected to join the Feast Of The Black Nazarene celebration on January 9, 2012, Monday. Affected schools are suspended by the DepEd, read full story here...

Feast Of Black Nazarene, January 2011, Procession Route - Philippines

Schools Are Suspended Due To The Feast Black Nazarene, January 2012

The feast of the Black Nazarene will be celebreted on Janaury 9, 2012.

In view with this, the Department of Education (DepEd) had announced the suspension of classes in schools that will be affected by the Black Nazarene procession (Prosisyon ng Itim na Nazareno) which was expected to be joined by eight million devotees according to organizers.

According to local authorities, specifically Mayor Alfredo S. Lim, classes on eight schools in Manila area has been suspended due to an anticipated heavy traffic.

Schools that are affected on the Feast of the Black Nazarene celebration on Monday are:

1.) City College of Manila
2.) Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila
3.) Manila Science High School
4.) Araullo High School
5.) Apolinario Mabini Elementary School
5.) Ramon Avanceña High School
7.) Geronimo Santiago High School
8.) Manila High School

Manila Mayor Alfredo S. Lim said that the private schools that will also affected by the procession have all the discretion if they want to suspend their classes. Lim also added that even schools that are not located on the actual procession route should also consider the suspension as students and school faculties may find themselves stranded on road.

Considering the huge numbers of expected devotees that will cram along EDSA bare footed, the Catholic bishops has called on the police and military personnel to intensify the security during the actual procession of the Black Nazarene.

Procession route of Black Nazarene, January 9, 2012.

From Quirino Grandstand in Rizal Park
Left on Katigbak Drive to Padre Burgos Street
Left on Taft Avenue to McArthur Bridge
Right on Palanca street under Quezon Bridge
Left on Quezon Boulevard
Right on Arlegui Street
Right on Fraternal Street
Right on Vergara Street
Left on Duque de Alba Street
Left on Castillejos Street
Left on Farnecio Street
Right on Arlegui Street
Left on Nepomuceno Street
Left on Aguila Street
Right on Carcer Street
Right on Hidalgo Street through Plaza del Carmen
Left on Bilibid Viejo to Puyat Street
Left on Guzman Street
Right on Hidalgo Street
Left on Barbosa Street
Right on Globo de Oro Street under Quezon Bridge
Right on Palanca Street
Right on Villalobos Street to Plaza Miranda

According to officials, starting at 5 a.m. on Jan. 9, access to areas will be closed to all types of vehicles.


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