MNWD’s Hydration Station quenches thirst of thousands of devotees

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PEÑAFRANCIA HEAT. Devotees of the Our Lady of Peñafrancia gets free potable water from Metropolitan Naga Water District (MNWD) after the solemn Traslacion procession.

Devotees of Ina, the Nuestra Señora de Peñafrancia, endlessly thirst for her miraculous intervention in their daily lives but their devotion is seen in its most ardent manner during the Patroness of Bicolandia’s feast day every month of September.

As in the past years, hundreds of thousands flocked to the Pilgrim City of Naga to participate in the myriad events, both religious and civic, in honor of the beloved Ina nin Bicolandia.

Every year, the festivities start with the traslacion and ends with the fluvial procession, the first moves the image of the Virgin of Peñafrancia from her Basilica to the Naga Metropolitan Cathedral and the second brings her back to her home via a colorful foot and fluvial procession along the Naga River, the culmination of the fiesta.

In between these dates are novenas and masses in the Cathedral where devotees, pilgrims, and guests converge for a chance to see the image of Ina.

As an offering to beloved Ina of Bicolandia Our Lady of Peñafrancia, the Metropolitan Naga Water District (MNWD) in cooperation with the Arts Culture Tourism Office (ACTO) of the LGU Naga City and the Naga City Inter-Agency Task Group, set up a hydration station by the west side of the Naga Metropolitan Cathedral, close to the Holy Rosary Minor Seminary where the faithful multitude who not only thirst for Ina’s love and intervention, were able to quench their thirst with cool clean potable water.

The setting up of the hydration station resulted not only in happy smiles from those who availed the refreshing and clean drinking water but also in less plastic waste from the use of bottled water. There were many people who asked for a refill for the tumblers they had and the MNWD personnel manning the booth gladly obliged.

Thousands of devotees, pilgrims, and guests were served at the MNWD’s free drinking and refilling station which was open from September 8 to 16, at 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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FREE WATER. MNWD provides free water for out-of-towners located at the west side of the Metropolitan Naga Cathedral, near the Holy Rosary Minor Seminary.

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THE MOTHER THAT SATISFIES ALL THIRST. After hours of waiting, devotees, pilgrims, and guests finally glanced at the most revered icon of Bicolandia, Our Lady of Peñafrancia.

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