The 22-hour Traslacion 2017 ended peacefully on Monday, and with no death recorded so far.
Designated Hermano Mayor of the Quiapo Fiesta, Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada on Tuesday attributed this to "God's miracle".
"It's God's miracle that no one was seriously hurt, no one died. No matter how excellent our preparations are, it is God's doing that we're able to hold the Traslacion safely and peacefully," he said.
Estrada lauded the city's and the National Capital Region's police, armed forces and other government agencies, Church officials, government and private rescue groups, volunteers, other participants, and the devotees for their "cooperation and hard work".
"We've been preparing for the Traslacion as early as July and I can say this is the product of their hard work and cooperation. Definitely, we will make more improvements next year so we can achieve 'zero casualty' again," Estrada said.
MPD director, Chief Supt. Joel Coronel, also expressed relief that no one died during the 22-hour procession, estimated to have been attended by 3.5 million devotees.
Source: Philippines News Agency