SC: No work in Manila courts on Jan. 9

MANILA -- The Supreme Court (SC) announced the suspension of work in all courts in Manila in line with the grand procession in celebration of the feast of the Black Nazarene on January 9.

Anticipating difficulty of travel to and from the courts located in the City of Manila due to the annual procession of the Black Nazarene, the Chief Justice has suspended work in the Supreme Court, the Court of Appeals, and the Trial Courts of the First and Second Level in the City of Manila on the 9th of January 2018 (Tuesday), the high court said in an advisory in its Twitter account.

Based on the scheduled activities, the procession of the replica images is set on Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Quiapo Church.

This will be followed by the start of the Pahalik at the Quirino Grandstand at 6 a.m. and the prayer vigil at 5 p.m. on Monday.

The mass will take place at midnight to be followed by the morning prayers at 4 a.m. on Tuesday.

The grand procession of the Black Nazarene is scheduled to start at 5 a.m. from the Quirino Grandstand en route to the Quiapo Church.

Authorities said an estimated 19 million devotees would participate in this year's Black Nazarene festivities.

Source: Philippine News Agency

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