This year’s Traslacion is currently in progress. A sea of barefooted Filipino followers are expected to elbow their way through other devotees for a chance to get near the Black Nazarene in the grueling 20-hour procession.
Before the actual parade, there’s a Pahalik sa Poon, an event which some devotees choose to attend in order to get up close and personal with the replica of the Black Nazarene (minus the whole elbowing part, of course).
The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) estimated that around 23,000 devotees queued up for the event to kiss and touch the replica, which is believed by many Filipino Catholics to be miraculous.
But it seems like there’s a different kind of Pahalik seeting social media on fire. Apparently, the MMDA deployed Celine Pialago, along with 1,300 enforcers, to help ensure the event is safe and organized.
Celine herself was all smiles as she posted a lighthearted photo of her having fun at the queueing section of the Pahalik.
With her irresistible charm, some netizens couldn’t help but express admiration for the MMDA’s stunning spokesperson:
onelolaivar: “pipila ako habambuhay maka halik lang sa yo ...”
josephvega23: “Pinaka ayaw ko yung pumila, pero nagbago na, pipila na ko..”
marvin_dino74: “Bakit pako pipila baka sobra pagkahabahaba...daan nlng po ako sa bahay nyo With flowers special for youuu”
iamallen09: “I'll fall in line and then most likely I'll fall for you”
We can’t really blame these guys since Celine is the epitome of beauty and brains.