Lapu-Lapu City cops high alert on ‘Traslacion’

Lapu-Lapu City cops high alert on ‘Traslacion’

By Junex Doronio
January 9, 2023

LAPU-LAPU CITY — Undaunted by the hundreds of thousands of Catholic devotees celebrating the annual “Sinulog” festival, the Lapu-Lapu City Police Office (LCPO) headed by Colonel Elmer Lim has intensified its intelligence monitoring and 24/7 checkpoints to ensure an orderly, peaceful and solemn “Traslacion” or the procession of the Holy Family, from Mandaue City to this historic resort city on Saturday, Jan. 14.

Lim admitted their challenging task with the seaborne procession of the Catholic images expected to stay in this city for about five to seven hours in the city before they will be returned to the Basilica del Sto. Niño in Cebu City.

It was learned that the traditional “Traslacion” involves transferring the images of the Sto. Niño and Our Lady of Guadalupe from Cebu City to the National Shrine and Parish of St. Joseph in Mandaue City and then transferred to the Nuestra Señora de la Regla Parish National Shrine in this city.

The first leg of the “Traslacion” will start at the Basilica all the way to Mandaue City at around 6:45 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 13.

The LCPO director disclosed that they will provide route and venue security, including traffic enforcers.

Lim said the last leg of the Traslacion from Mandaue City to this city will begin around midnight on Saturday from the National Shrine and Parish of St. Joseph to the Nuestra Señora de la Regla Parish National Shrine. (ai/mtvn)


Sinulog Festival in Cebu (Photo courtesy of Sunstar)

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