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PIA Press Release
Saturday, January 14, 2012

 

Manila all set for “Lakbayaw” festival

by Jell E. Guzman

MANILA, Jan. 14 (PIA) –- The city government of Manila is all set for the annual “Lakbayaw” festival in line with the feast of Sto. Niño de Tondo on Sunday, January 15.

The “Lakbayaw Street Dance Festival” will cap the festivity wherein ati-atihan groups, schools, community, and even religious organizations in Manila will compete in the dance fest.

Manila Mayor Alfredo Lim said medical teams will be deployed in some areas in the city to ensure the safety of the public.

Thousands of devotees are also expected to attend the hourly masses at the Sto. Niño de Tondo Parish in Tondo, Manila from 10:00 p.m. on Saturday until 11:00 p.m. Sunday.

Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Tagle will lead the Sunday’s celebration.

The feast of the Sto. Niño which is celebrated every third Sunday of January is one of the biggest and grandiose festivals not only in Metro Manila but in some parts of the country as well.

Fluvial processions, Eucharistic celebration, colorful parades, and different kinds of celebrations will be held in the month of the Holy Child.

Meanwhile, the Manila Police District will also deploy around 600 police personnel and Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) teams in Manila’s Tondo district.

Earlier, MPD also warned the public from holding drinking sessions in the streets.

MPD spokesperson Chief Inspector Erwin Margarejo noted that drinking sprees often lead to violence. (Manila/RJB/JEG-PIA NCR)

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