and as part of the Filipino Catholics' tradition
is the Misa De Gallo
which is the nine consecutive days of Holy Mass
beginning on December 16
and ends on December 24.
around 4:00 A.M. everyday
with the first day being the most attended.
at the Basilica Minore Del Santo Niño,
thousands of Catholics attended the first day
and most of them families and friends.
It was a very wet morning
as the rains came hours before
but that didn't stop the devotees
from flocking the church
even before the gates were opened.
The long-held belief is that
attending the whole nine days of Misa De Gallo
will most likely grant all your prayers and requests
and even so much more blessings.