As the annual Procession of the Black Nazarene about to start, National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) Director Carmelo Valmoria advised all devotees to keep tight watch on their ranks to prevent thieves and other criminal elements from victimizing during the religious activity.
He also urged the public to immediately report to police suspicious looking activities or persons in the crowd.
As of this time, the carriage or “andas” containing the replica of the Black Nazarene, which is now at the Quirino Grandstand in Rizal Park, Manila, is still to move.
It was scheduled to start 6 a.m. but difficulties in tying the guide ropes and wheels delayed the procession.
No untoward incidents were monitored yet as of this posting. PNA