Sto. Niño motorcade to pass through CCLEX

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THE Cebu-Cordova Link Expressway (CCLEX) was chosen as among the routes of the grand motorcade of this year’s Fiesta Señor on Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022.

This was revealed on Thursday, Jan. 13, during a press conference attended by Augustinian priests who were tasked to handle the motorcade committee, police officials and representatives of the participating local government units (LGUs).

The grand motorcade carrying the image of Señor Sto. Niño is expected to last three hours, as shown during the dry run, since this will pass through four LGUs in Cebu, which are Talisay City, Mandaue City, Lapu-Lapu City and Cordova town, before it will go back to the Basilica Minore del Sto. Niño on Osmeña Boulevard in Cebu City.

The motorcade will start at the basilica on Saturday, Jan. 15, at 6:30 p.m. and go to P. Del Rosario St., then turn left on N. Bacalso Avenue toward Talisay City, then turn left upon reaching Sombria along Starmall going to Cebu South Coastal Road, then head back to Cebu City before proceeding to M.J. Cuenco Avenue, Barangay Mabolo and then to barangays Subangdaku, Tipolo and Guizo in Mandaue City, then to the old Mandaue-Mactan bridge on its way to Lapu-Lapu City and Cordova town.

The image will then proceed to the CCLEX before going back to the basilica.

The grand motorcade will stop for a while at eight churches from Cebu City to Cordova. The church visitations would take about one hour and 30 minutes.

According to Police Lieutenant Colonel Wilbert Parilla, deputy city director for operations of the Cebu City Police Office, there will be no road closure during the event except when the grand parade passes through.

Only six vehicles, including the one carrying the image, will join the grand motorcade that will be guided by the highway patrol group.

Motorists are not allowed to follow the convoy.

Rev. Fr. Nelson Serda, executive chairman of the Fiesta Señor committee, said this grand motorcade is one way to bring the Child Jesus nearer to the public especially that “we have not gone back on our feet yet” since the typhoon.

“Sto. Niño, magnet of love, because of what happened, people believed that there is no more hope. This is one way of bringing Sto. Niño to them so that each of them would offer a prayer,” said Fr. Serda.(BBT, TPT)

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