Manila City Mayor Joseph "Erap" Estrada announces the class suspension on Saturday, January 9, 2016, due to the massive devotees of the Black Nazarene. The Feast of the Black Nazarene was also expected to be cause by heavy traffic within the area.

No Classes on January 9, 2016 #Walangpasok due to the Feast of the Black Nazarene

According to PNP, aside from the millions of devotees, they will also deploy 4,000 policemen along the route of the 4.3-mile procession which also known as the 'Traslacion' from Quirino Grandstand to Quiapo Church.

Mayor Estrada also stretched his statement to those private company to "exercise prudence and sound discretion" in suspending work on the said day to ensure the safety of their employees.

Under the Executive Order No. 02 Series of 2016, "an order declaring the a suspension of classes in all levels in all schools, colleges and universities in the city of Manila on 09 January 2016."

Manila Office also ordered to regulate the sale, distribution, purchase and consumption of liguor during the event within the 200 kilometers.

Last year, there was over 5-million people participated the Feast of the Black Nazarene but it was fewer compared to the 10-million people attendance of devotees in 2014.

PNP Police advised parents devotees not to bring their children and those with disability to the procession as they expect the crowd to be big. 

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