Monday, January 09, 2017 0
In spite of the bad weather brought by Tropical Depression Auring, thousands of devotees attended the Procession of the Black Nazarene in Cagayan de Oro City. The event started with a high mass at the Pelaez Sports Center around 4 in the Morning of January 9 and headed from Velez Street to Licoan, then turned at the Gaabucayan Street, straight ahead to Agora Terminal heading to C.M. Recto Avenue until they reached the Nazareno Church besides Gaisano Mall as the end point of the procession.
Few days before the Procession, there have been threat to security against the Procession of the Black Nazarene in Cagayan de Oro City. So, the concerned government agency together with the police department of CDO and the 4th Infantry Division of Philippines army took precaution for the success of the event, which happened around 4AM til 8AM of January 9th.
So, despite of the previous announcement about jamming the Cellular signals around CDO, it didn’t happen at all. Sources said that Globe and Smart companies did not received any directive from National Telecommunications Commission to jam their signal. Oh boy… someone did not do their job satisfactorily.
Flying of drones along the procession was also prohibited, well, considering the weather this morning, no one will surely want to fly their high valued drones in the rain. But we’ve only seen 2 military planes flying around the city during the event and of course Police and Military personnel around the area to make sure the security of everyone.
|Traffic was not a problem after the procession of the Black Nazarene in CDO|