simbang gabi

<span>Moon shines over Immaculada Concepcion de Baco Parish as residents of Balibago, Masantol, Pampanga attends Simbang Gabi on December 23, 2015. Many parts of Central Luzon are still submerged in floodwater due to Typhoon Nona.</span>
<span>Residents of Masantol, Pampanga attend Simbang Gabi at  La Purisima Concepcion chapel. Many parts of Central Luzon are still under water due to Typhoon Nona. </span>
<span>Not even the rains from Typhoon Nona can dampen the ardor of the faithful who braved heavy rains to take part in the traditional "Misa de Gallo," a series of nine dawn Masses that lead up to Christmas Day. Festive Christmas lanterns light up the dark skies over St. Joseph Parish Church in Las Pinas City, as if to ward off the gloom brought about by typhoon.  </span>