I was privileged to be a witness to the Fluvial Parade of Barangay Bula this morning which is part of their celebration of their 30th Patronal Fiesta in honor of the Sto. Niño. (See my earlier post entitled “Barangay Bula pays homage to Sto. Niño”) I was at the Queen Tuna Park (formerly Lion’s Beach) together with hundreds of devotees waiting for the arrival of the image of the patron saint on board a vessel owned by this year’s fiesta Hermano Mayor, fishing magnate Marfin Tan.These are the images caught by my wandering camera.
The welcome arch at the arrival area for the image of Sto. Niño de Cebu at the Queen Tuna Park (formerly Lion’s Beach) which is on board the Mother Ship of this year’s fiesta’s Hermano Mayor, fishing magnate Marfenio Tan.
A number of images of the Sto. Niño de Palaboy (Wandering Infant Jesus) behind the cordon of policemen keeping them at bay in preparation for the passing of the amphibious vehicle carrying Bula Parish Church’s Sto. Niño de Cebu.
Gen. Santos City Mayor Jun Acharon and Mr. Doming Congson, husband of Vice -Mayor Flor Congson, who is a resident of Bula while waiting for the arrival of the Sto. Niño image at the beach of Queen Tuna Park.
The breathtaking fluvial parade seen from Queen Tuna Park (Lion’s Beach). The Sto. Niño image is on board the mother ship owned by Mr. Marfin Tan, this year’s fiesta’s Hermano Mayor. It will be transferred later on to a flower-decked amphibious vehicle which will take it ashore.
The Sto. Niño image while being transferred from the mother ship to the amphibious vehicle decked with flowers which will take it to the shore. Also alighting from the ship is the Papal Nuncio.
The amphibious vehicle carrying with it the Sto. Niño image with the Papal Nuncio approaching the seashore of Queen Tuna Park.
Volunteers throwing flower petals to the crowd below them.
Congresswoman Darlene Antonino-Custodio shooting pics of the Sto. Niño amphibious vehicle while walking behind it with City Mayor Jun Acharon and wife Dr. Rose.
Papal Nuncio to the Phils. Archbishop Edward Joseph Adams & Bishop Dinualdo Gutierrez of the Diocese of Marbel sit behind the image of Sto. Niño.