#WalangPasok: Nazareno feast on January 9 prompts suspension of classes, work

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 8) — Some cities and government offices have suspended classes and work on Wednesday, feast day of the Black Nazarene.

Quezon City on Tuesday announced that classes in all levels will be suspended on January 9 because of reported threats to security and orderliness of the Traslacion.

Senate also canceled its work.

Earlier, Manila suspended classes and work in local government offices except those involved in the Traslacion, the traditional procession of the image of the Black Nazarene. The Manila City Hall left the suspension in other offices up to their management.

The Supreme Court, Court of Appeals, Regional and Metropolitan Trial Courts in Manila City also canceled work for the day.

Over five million people are expected to swarm the roads of Manila for the Traslacion which begins on Wednesday at 5 a.m. The image of the Black Nazarene will be moved from Quirino Grandstand to Quiapo Church through a six kilometer-long procession. Some three million people are expected to participate and witness the event which may last about 22 hours.

The procession will pass through the following streets:

  • Katigbak Drive through Padre Burgos
  • Left to Taft Avenue through Jones Bridge
  • Right to Dasmariñas
  • Right to Palanca through under Quezon Bridge
  • Left to Quezon Boulevard
  • Right to Arlegui
  • Right to Fraternal
  • Right to Vergara
  • Straight to Duque de Alba
  • Left to Castillejos
  • Right, back to Arlegui
  • Left to Nepomuceno (counterflow)
  • Left to Aguila
  • Right to Carcer
  • Right to Hidalgo through Quezon Bridge
  • Right to Palanca
  • Right to Villalobos through Plaza Miranda