Sacred Absence: El Capitan takes a few hours off
For close to four hours yesterday, Tacloban Fiesta Day June 30, 2010, unknowing church goers find a bare altar at the Sto. Niño Parish Church with the Child Jesus image conspicuously missing.
The El Capitan leaves its pedestal as it goes on a fluvial and land procession.
The bare retablo with a “missing” Sto. Niño happens only once a year, briefly for a few hours.
It is a rare sight.