Annual Fiesta Del Sto. Nino
The Congregacion del Santisimo Nombre del Nino Jesus and devotees of the Holy Child will celebrate the 34th year Fiesta del Sto. Nino,. They had released the schedule of activities, from the registration period to the actual procession of Sto Nino carrozas and images.
This year’s theme is “Sto. Nino, Sandigan ng Pananampalatayang Pilipino.” Red, yellow, and green are colors adopted for this year’s celebration. Members are bonded by a common deep love and devotion to Child Jesus.
Registration will be at the 3rd Floor, PNB Long Gallery, PNB Financial Center, Macapagal Avenue, Pasay City from Jan. 14 to 16, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Formal opening rites is on Jan. 17 at 4:30 p.m. at the PNB Long Gallery. The Sinulog Dance of Cebu, the BulingBuling dance of Pandacan and Caracol of the Cavitenos will provide a dramatic entrance for the solemn enthronement of the Congregacion’s well-loved image, the “Patron.”
The first day of the Novena and the High Mass are to be presided by Most Rev. Deogracias Yniguez, DD., Bishop of the Diocese of Caloocan. Proclamation and institution of the Hermanos Mayores follow. Capping the day’s event is the formal opening of the Sto. Nino Exhibit and the blessing of images.
Exhibit runs daily from Jan. 18 to 25, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. with daily novena and masses starting at 7p.m. On Jan. 26, the Exhibit opens from 9:30 a.m. up to 12 noon only, followed by egress of images starting at 1p.m. with an anticipated mass at 5 p.m. The Fiesta Mass to be officiated by His Excellency, Most Rev. Broderick Pabillo, DD, Auxiliary Bishop of Manila.
On Jan. 27, the celebrated grand procession of more than 250 carrozas bearing different Sto. Nino images starts at 3 p.m. from Philtrade Grounds, the traditional route traversing stretch of Roxas Blvd. up to Quirino Grandstand. The crowd is expected to stay up to late hours waiting for awarding of Best Theme and Best Decorated carrozas. Together with best in group effort and Ati-Atihan competition. These light moments wind up another exciting, glorious festivity for the Sto. Nino led by faithful members of the Congregacion del Santisimo Nombre del Nino Jesus. Locals and foreign tourists are invited to watch. Open to the public. All inquiries for participation may be directed to Daisy or Jesse at 525-9126 or 585-7797.
The congregacion members ares led by its founding chairman, the acclaimed fashion designer Ben Farrales. The 2012-2014 officers are: President, Jesse Nell; VP, Steve de Leon; Secretary, Dennis Maturan; Treasurer, Venson Nobrera; Board Members—Dionesio Delima , Ramon Ilagan, Jr., Ricardo Miranda and Jose Vera. Members are Ogee Atos, Generoso Bayabo, Mario Buela, Mel Chionglo, Abraham de Castro, Efren de Jose, John Erwin Enriquez, Fernando Esguerra, Manolo Estrella, Antonio Galang, Manuel Hans, Serafin Layacan, Roberto Logarta, German Malabanan, Roman Navarro, Joselito Pamilar, and Leonard Villegas.
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