Cofradia De La Inmaculada Concepcion To Hold 33rd Marian Processions

The Cofradia de la Inmaculada Concepcion headed by founding chair Imelda Cojuangco will hold its 33rd grand Marian procession on December 2, Sunday, at 4 p.m. from the Fort Santiago in Intramuros, passing by the Manila Cathedral and Plaza Roma and along the streets of the Walled City. Organized with the Intramuros Administration headed by IA Administrator Jose Capistrano, this yearly event will begin with the Triduum Masses in honor of the Immaculate Concepcion on November 27, 28 and 29 at 11:30 a.m. at San Agustin Church.

The First Holy Communion of 500 student of Baseco Elementary School will be held on November 30 at 9 a.m. at the San Agustin Church. This year's ''Hermanos Mayores'' are Marietta Santos, Allan Jorge Tengco and Victoria Tengco-Burgos. ''Hermanos'' Mass will be held at the newly restored Ayuntamiento Building, slightly off Aduana Street. The grand procession will follow at 4 p.m. led by the Armed Forces of the Philippines with its bands leading the procession through the streets.

Every year, at least 90 ''carrozas'' bearing the Blessed Virgin Mary with her different appellations join the event. Images come from as far as Cagayan Valley bearing Our Lady of the Visitation of Piat; Our Lady of Guibang in Gamu, Isabela; and Our Lady of the Holy Spirit in Guimaras, Iloilo. Also expected to participate are Nuestra Señora de Salvacion belonging to Jesse Nell and family; Nuestra Señora de la Asuncion of Ma. Theresa Palado; Our Lady of Lourdes from the National Shrine on Kanlaon St., QC; Our Lady of Victories of Victoria Tengco and family; Our Lady of La Salette from Silang, Cavite; Our Lady of Namacpacan from Luna, La Union; Our Lady of Manaoag from Pangasinan; Our Lady of Soledad of Porta Vaga, patroness of Cavite; Our Lady of Peñafrancia, patroness of Bicol; Nuestra Señora de Dolores de Turumba from Pakil, Laguna; Our Lady of La Naval; and Our Lady of the Rosary from Rosario, Cavite, among others.