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Saturday, 11 July 2020 02:31

Fire hits Sto. Niño Parish in Pandacan

Fire broke-out in Sto. Niño Parish in Pandacan, Manila around 1:19 pm last Friday, July 10, 2020, that reached third alarm according to the Bureau of Fire Protection-National Capital Region (BFP-NCR). It was declared under control at around 1:44 p.m., according to BFP-NCR.

Sto. NIño de Pandacan Parsh l Photo Credit: Jaypee Villegas

It is still yet to be confirmed whether the historical image of the Sto. Nino de Pandacan, which is an object of devotion to many Filipinos most especially in the old district of Pandacan, was among those that were engulfed by the fire.

The image of the Sto. Nino of Pandacan is believed to be more than 400 years old. It is carved out of dark wood that is similar to the dark Mexican wood of the images of the Black Nazarene of Quiapo and the Black Madonna of Antipolo. It was brought to the Philippines by the Spaniards via galleon trade from Acapulco Mexico to Manila, Philippines.

Bishop Broderick Pabillo, Apostolic Administrator of Manila personally visited the area and urged the faithful to pray for and support the immediate recovery of the parish. He is thankful that no one got hurt during the fire.

“Ipagdasal natin na sana itong parokya ay makabangon kaagad, mabuti na wala namang nasaktan, wala namang ibang bahay na tinamaan pero yun nga malaki siguro ang damage ng Simbahan kaya titingnan ko ngayon kung papaano ngayon yun,” Bishop Pabillo told Radio Veritas. (Jheng Prado/RCAM-AOC)