WITH colorful buntings hanging over their heads and cold winds putting several candles out, thousands of devotees joined the penitential procession yesterday dawn, which began the Feast of SeÃ±or Sto. NiÃ±o and the nine-day novena.
The procession started at 4:30 a.m. at Fuente OsmeÃ±a, Cebu City moved down the boulevard to the Basilica Minore del Sto. NiÃ±o.
The throng carried with them statues of SeÃ±or Sto. NiÃ±o, rosaries and candles, lighting up the whole stretch of OsmeÃ±a Blvd. while hundreds of policemen spread out at designated areas to secure the route. (more)