Bastion of machos

Every year, on the 9th of January, able-bodied ManileƱos converge with fanatical resolve at the Quiapo church, in Plaza Miranda, to expiate their sins during a frenzied procession in honor of the Black Nazarene. The icon is ancient enough, as large and burdensome as life itself, judging from the groans and howls of the devotees … Read more