Despite the tension brought about by the debate whether to push through with it or not, the fluvial procession was successfully and colorfully held this morning. While the rest of Visayas waters were experiencing big waves and voyage was indeed difficult, the Mactan strait was peacefully calm. Thousands and thousands of the faithful flocked to get a glimpse of the Holy Child.
Thank you to the Roble Shipping Lines. The Roble family accommodated me in their boat so I could give blow by blow updates of the Fluvial Procession this year for our radio station, the DYRF. It was nice to know that one of the priests on board (the one in black) was a classmate I have not seen for more than 10 years!