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Close to 400,000 devotees join Walk With Mary – CCPO chief

By: Pegeen Maisie Sararana - Multimedia Reporter - CDN Digital | January 13,2023 - 04:29 PM

Close to 400,000 devotees join Walk With Mary - CCPO chief. This year's Walk with Mary, which was held early this morning, was attended by an estimated 400,000 devotees, says the Cebu City Police Office chief, Police Colonel Ireneo Dalogdog. | Pegeen Maisie Sararaña

This year’s Walk with Mary, which was held early this morning, was attended by nearly 400,000 devotees, says the Cebu City Police Office chief, Police Colonel Ireneo Dalogdog. | Pegeen Maisie Sararaña

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Close to 400,000 devotees joined the Penitential Walk With Mary on Friday dawn, Jan. 13. 

Police Colonel Ireneo Dalogdog, chief of the Cebu City Police Office (CCPO), said the total number was also based from the assessment of the Cebu City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CDRRMO). 

Dalogdog said that despite the number of devotees, who joined the activity, they did not record any untoward incident that happened during the entire walk. 

He also said that at least 1,000 police personnel were deployed at the entire route. 

In every 10 meters, several police personnel were assigned there, and they cordoned the entire route to ensure a peaceful procession. 

“Wala poy mga reported nga mga untoward incidents in relation to Walk with Mary activity,” Dalogdog said. 

(There was no reported untoward incidents in relation to the Walk with Mary activity.)

The walk started at 3 a.m. in Archdiocesan Shrine of our Lady of Guadalupe heading to Fuente Osmeña Circle and then in Basilica Minore Del Santo Niño. The image of Birhen sa Guadalupe arrived at the Basilica at 5 a.m. 

A Mass was held followed by the traslacion, which started at the Basilica Minore Del Santo Niño, and ended at the National Shrine of St Joseph in Mandaue City.

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