Batang Quiapo star McCoy De Leon is nothing but grateful as he took part in this year’s Traslacion or the Black Nazarene procession.
The actor expressed his deep devotion to the black wooden statue of Jesus Christ, joining the million devotees in the hours-long mass procession on Tuesday, January 9, which marked its return after a three year-pause due to the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions.
On Instagram, McCoy shares moments of his actual participation in the religious festival, including a clip where he climbed the andas or carriage to wipe his towel on the glass-encased image believed to be miraculous by faithfuls.
“‘Nasaan na siya (Poong Nazareno)?’—Yan ang linya lagi para makita mo siya at nung oras na nakita ko siya’t mahawakan ulit matapos ng maraming taon, wala ako masabi kundi ‘Salamat Poong Nazareno,’” said McCoy as caption.
He added, “Tanging nasa isip ko lang nung kaharap ko siya ang mga mahal ko sa buhay at ang pamilya ko.
“Sa mga kapatid ko na deboto saludo ako sa tindi ng pananampalataya niyo walang nagbabago. Viva Poong Nazareno!
McCoy also shared snaps of him barefoot in a yellow shirt while sharing his faith with daughter Felize.
McCoy’s fellow Batang Quiapo star Coco Martin, meawhile, shared a photo of him touching the revered statue and clips of him speaking before the devotees at the Quirino grandstand.
Other personalities known to be devotees of the Black Nazarene are Angeline Quinto, Giselle Sanchez and broadcast journalist Noli Kabayan De Castro.