Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada announced Friday the suspension of classes in all levels in the city on Thursday, January 09 amid the Feast of the Black Nazarene.
Estrada, though Executive Order 41, said the decision was made to address public order and safety concerns.
In the report of ABS-CBN, The mass is expected to start at 7 a.m., followed by the procession.
From the Quirino Grandstand, the statue of the Black Nazarene will pass through Katigbak Drive, Padre Burgos, straight through Taft Avenue, and then MacArthur Bridge, Quezon Boulevard, Arlegui, Fraternal, turn left to Vergara Street, Duque de Alba Street, and then to Nepomuceno.
From there, it will pass through Castillejos, Farnecio, Arlegui, Nepomuceno, Aguila, Carcer, then straight to Hidalgo towards Plaza del Carmen, Bilibid Viejo, Guzman, Hidalgo, Barbosa Globo de Oro, Palanca, and then back to Plaza Miranda.