Hundreds of Tyler Filipinos gathered for the annual Filipino Santa Niño Fiesta Saturday at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception.

Ed Santos said the event is one of his favorites, as it marks the beginning of the Catholic festival season.

Santa Niño de Cebù, the Holy Child of Cebù, dates back to 1521 in Cebu, Philippines, when Portuguese explorers Ferdinand Magellan and Antonio Pigafetta gave a statue of the infant Jesus as a baptismal gift to Lady Humamay, who was chief consort of the Rajah Humabon (the ruler of Cebù at the time).

-Cory McCoy


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