AROUND 80,000 devotees joined the penitential “Walk with Jesus” held on Thursday, January 11, in Cebu City. They brought with them lighted candles and images of Sto. Niño.
The penitential walk started around 4 a.m. from Fuente Osmeña to the Basilica Minore del Sto. Niño. It was followed by the first novena mass in honor of the Child Jesus.
The Cebu City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office said the estimated number of people who joined Thursday's event included those who already stayed inside the Basilica.