Red Cross expecting 15 million people to flock to Black Nazarene feast

The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) is expecting as many as 15 million people to attend the Black Nazarene procession on Sat, Jan 9.

“The PRC willdeploy 400 personnel along with 20 ambulances and other rescue vehicles to ensure the devotees’ safety. Moreover, there will also be 18 first-aid stations along the route: At Quirino Grandstand, Museo Pambata, Katigbak, Aquino Monument, National Museum, Santa Cruz Church, and Isetann Recto,” reports Maricar B. Brizuela and Tina Santos in Philippine Daily Inquirer.
An emergency field hospital will be set up at Bonifacio Shrine near Manila City Hall.

For its part, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority said that from the grandstand, the procession will pass through the following areas: Padre Burgos Street, Jones Bridge, Dasmariñas, Plaza Sta. Cruz, Quezon Bridge, Quezon Boulevard, Arlegui, Fraternal, Vergara, Duque de Alba, Castillejos, Farnecio, Nepomuceno, Aguila, Carcer, Hidalgo, Bilibid Viejo, Guzman, Barbosa, Globo de Oro, and Villalobos.

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