Five-hundred years since Christianity arrived in the Philippines, the faith was embraced by most Filipinos. This was embodied by Filipinos’ acceptance of the Santo Niño.
As the earliest known Catholic icon in the country, the veneration to the Child Jesus in the Philippines is astonishing. You will see it in every vehicle and home of both the humble and affluent. Both church and business keep one, aside from the many simultaneous festivities honoring him in various parts of the country.