- Kapamilya actor Coco Martin said that he will continue his devotion to the Black Nazarene
- Coco shared how he owed his success to the Black Nazarene
- The actor has been a devotee ever since he got the chance to touch the Nazarene in 2007 for the film "Tirador"
Kapamilya actor Coco Martin is just one of the many Filipinos who found his devotion to the Black Nazarene in Quiapo Church.
Coco has been vocal about his devotion, saying that he owes his success to the Black Nazarene. The actor's devotion started when he was shooting the 2007 film "Tirador". Coco participated in the procession together with thousands of devotees and even got the chance to touch the Nazarene.
According to Coco, after his experience in the Black Nazarene procession, his career started to boom.
He said during an interview:
"Sabi ko, Lord bigyan niyo lang ako ng trabaho kahit ano. Kasi that time hindi pa ako artista eh. 'Kahit ano po' sabi ko 'hindi ko tatanggihan 'yan' basta regular."
"Tapos mula noong nahawakan ko yung Nazarenong 'yon, mula nung araw na yun hanggang ngayon hindi na ako huminto sa pagtatrabaho. Kaya sabi ko nga lagi, anong karapatan kong magreklamo?"
Coco regularly visits the Black Nazarene and has been extending help to the people and the church.
Coco joined millions of devotees in last year's Black Nazarene procession in Quiapo, Manila. He attended the mass and spoke before his fellow devotees.
He said, sharing how the Nazarene helped him:
"'Pag nagpupunta po ako ng Quiapo, nagdadasal po ako. Sinasabi ko, 'Mahal na Nazareno, bigyan Niyo lang po sana ako ng trabaho, kahit ano. Kahit hindi na po ako matulog, tatanggapin ko po iyan, basta bigyan Niyo po ako ng maayos na trabaho na mabubuhay ko ang pamilya ko."
Among celebrities who are devotees of the Black Nazarene are Angeline Quinto, Noli De Castro, Giselle Sanchez, and Amy Austria.