Over million Christians joined the annual mammoth procession of the statue of the Black Nazarene, according to the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO). The authorities are using drones to keep an eye on the crowds at the vicinity of the procession.
The number of participants grew as the procession inched its way to the Quiapo Church. As of 10 a.m., the crowd estimate was placed at one million.
No untoward incident has so far been reported.
NCRPO Director Chief Superintendent Oscar Albayalde earlier said that there was no “clear and present” threat to the huge religious event.