Light the Red Candles
If you wish your prayers to be prayed privately you may also visit the candle area or “DAGKOTAN” located at the right side facing the altar of the Pilgrim Center. Just pick any number of the red candles placed in the boxes within the candle area. There are only three steps to follow, Pick, Light and Pray. The red candles are for free and any donation will also do.
The present location of the Candle Area or Dagkotanan was only constructed in 2005. Before, it was located inside the Basilica Church at the inner garden. Due to a fire in the previous year caused by lighting long candles, the Augustinian friars decided to move it to the basketball court in between the Pilgrim Center and the Colegio del Santo Niño building.>