NCRPO ready for Black Nazarene procession

Posted at 01/08/2014 5:38 PM

MANILA -- National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) chief Director Carmelo Valmoria on Wednesday declared all systems go for the Feast of the Black Nazarene tomorrow where millions of devotees are expected to join.

According to Valmoria, they have already completed their security preparations for tomorrow's procession of the image of the Black Nazarene.

Valmoria declined to announce the number of police officers deployed for tomorrow's event, but assured the public that they have enough to ensure peace and order.

He also said that there is no need to jam cellphone signals like last year since there are no security threats to the procession.

Some 12 million devotees are expected to join the procession of the image of the Black Nazarene towards the Basilica Minore in Quiapo tomorrow.

The procession will begin right after the mass presided by Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle at 6 a.m.