Bikolanos' Devotion to Our Lady of Penafrancia

CompanyMediarama Creatives
PhotographerArjanmar H. Rebeta
PrizeSilver in Deeper Perspective / Deeper Perspective
Entry Description

Bikolanos are known for their devotion to Our Lady of Pe├▒afrancia whom they call INA (Mother). "Considered the biggest and most popular religious event in the Philippines, the Pe├▒afrancia fiesta is in fact a one- week affair that starts on the second Friday of September when the miraculous Ina is transferred from her shrine to the centuries-old Naga Metropolitan Cathedral where a nine-day novena and prayers are held in her honor."