Foot Procession 2009

 

The threats of rain didn’t stop the people from leaving their homes and joining the annual Foot Procession of the Santo Niño de Cebu last Saturday, January 17, 2009.  Instead, a record number of devotees joined the parade to show the Holy Child their love and devotion.

Here are some of the photos that I took during the annual Foot Procession.

 

A young girl eagerly waving her Niño.

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The organizers said that at least 1.2 million people joined this year’s foot procession.

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1:30 PM

The CWTS students are in place.

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 The new facade of the Sto. Rosario church. Nice!

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Devotees waiting for the procession to start.

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Traffic cops making sure everything’sready.

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A CNU conductor and his orchestra practices before the start of the parade.

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1:45 PM

The official start of the procession.

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A young boy and his wooden Niño.

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Each year, devotees make it a point to dress up their Niños with new clothes and accessories on the day of his Fiesta. This Niño is wearing a red shirt and is carrying a small basket.

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 Sto. Niño with red cap and yellow dress.

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2:00 PM

Devotees  singing Batubalini while slowly moving towards Imus.

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Very nice looking Niño.

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Look at the dress!  Nice!

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A white Niño.

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Modern day Sto Niño

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Checking the gears of  the  Sto. Niño before joining the procession.

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This kid stood out from the crowd. And he came prepared. He was wearing the Niño’s outfit.

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I wonder why he’s so happy. Hehehe.

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A cute little boy.

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Niño wearing a traditional Sinulog hat.

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2:15 PM

More people coming!

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A young girl hides behind her Niño.

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Niño wearing a native hat.

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This girl was probably awake all night. Hehehe.

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Curious kid.

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 This little Niño sleeps peacefully in his father’s arms.

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A little girl and her mom talking about something. Probably about the Niño she’s holding.

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A black Sto. Niño

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Rastaman!!!

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2:30 PM

Very nice cape.

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 Different types of Niños

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 Misunderstanding? Hehe.

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The road less traveled.

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I wonder what caused this young boy to look distressed. Hehehe.

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Nice little Sinulog hat.

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2:45PM

A happy Niño and a happy bearer.

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Basketball player. Hehehe.

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3:00 PM

It’s 3:oo pm and the Niño is still nowhere to be found.

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Niño in red outfit.

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What is she looking at?

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That dude grabbed the opportunity to shoot the crowd.

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3:15 PM

The crowd is getting thicker.

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Look at that. No more space.

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Little Niño.

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Niño wearing Nike shoes. Cool.

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I like this picture.

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Pit Senyor!

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Cute little girl.

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3:30 PM

Red shirt and shorts.

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Very nice costume.

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The balloons are here. I think HE’s near.

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Crowd singing Bato Balani.

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Boy and his Niño

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Side by side.

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3:45 PM

 Tough heads. Hehe.

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Wow. This one is really big.

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And this one looks really heavy.

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I think HE’s here.

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Guards making sure no one runs towards the Caro.

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There He is.

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Viva!

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Crowd waving!

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Heavy security.

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Wow.

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Pit Senyor!

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Side view.

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Devotion

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4:00 PM

Students of the University of the Visayas.

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My classmate in college!

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A big Niño.

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Still a very huge crowd.

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Niño with golden crown.

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