Batangas City folks went on the streets and on the Calumpang river once again for the annual Sto. Nino ng Batangan Fluvial Procession held on Friday, Jannuary 7.
The officials of Barangay Uno and Pallocan West lead by Hon. Patricia C. Macatangay, Barangay Chairman, spearheaded the event. Devotees from different areas of the city and even from other parts of the province participated in the sanctified and solemn parade.
According to Lita Maralit, a devotee from Batangas, this is part of their family tradition and yearly they make sure they witness and join the procession.
The Sto. Nino was taken from the Basilica to Wawa and the fluvial procession commenced when the image was taken on a boat as it sails towards the Calumpang bridge. After the fluvial procession on the Calumpang river, the Sto. Nino was then paraded on land along the main streets of the city back to the Basilica where a mass was held.
The routes for this year was merely different from the previous procession. From Wawa as its first spot, Sto. Niño paraded along the Calumpang River and walked to Atienza St, Avenue St, Burgos St. and stopped at the Basilica Church where the mass held.