. Enshrined inside the Kalibo Cathedral is the image of the Child Jesus, occupying the highest part of the gold-gilded altar. This image is the center of all the frenzy leading up to the 3rd Sunday of January – the last day of the Ati-atihan.
. Another image of the Sto Nino is depicted in the stained glass window in the rear part of the Cathedral – beautifully lighted by the bright light from the outside, peering in.
. While enterprising locals sell the statue outside, complete with change of costumes for the Child Jesus!
. Meanwhile outside the Cathedral, the frenzied merry-making continues … and the many images of the Holy Child is carried around the plaza to the staccato tune of heavy drums and clashing metals. Together with the vibrant chorus of the crowds … Viva Sto. Nino! Hala Bira!
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