Isko prohibits all physical activities related to Sto. Nino festivities

Manila City Mayor Francisco ‘Isko Moreno’ Domagoso signed an executive order that prohibits all kinds of physical activity and mass gathering during the Feast of Sto. Nino.

Under Executive Order No. 04, religious processions, street parties, stage shows, parades, palarong kalye or street games, ati-atihan and the likes, and other forms of public gatherings during the feast of Santo Nino de Tondo and Santo Nino de Pandacan is strictly prohibited.

Domagoso urged the public on Thursday, January 13, to observe the feast of the Sto. Nino in their respective homes and families.

“Sa ating mga deboto katulad natin na deboto ng Sto. Nino, magsama-sama nalang po tayo sa bahay, maghawak-hawak ng kamay kasama ang ating pamilya,” Domagoso said.

“Manatili tayong manalig at kumapit sa Diyos at magdasal sa kapistahan ng mahal na Sto. Nino,” he added.

The Feast of the Sto. Nino de Tondo and de Pandacan are both celebrated on the third Sunday every year.

The decision to ban all physical activities and mass gathering during the event was made in order to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus that was mainly attributed through mass gathering.

Executive Order No. 04 likewise orders the prohibition of the sale of liquor and other alcoholic beverages in all barangays celebrating the feasts in Tondo and Pandacan.

“Kailangan ko ng tulong ng ating mga kababayan na sundin itong simpleng alituntunin na mailigtas ang bawat isa sa iyo at kaligtasan na rin ng inyong pamilya,” Domagoso said.