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‘Sinulog-like’ road closures on Sunday

By: Jose Santino S. Bunachita November 19,2014 - 12:53 AM


Several main streets in Cebu City will be closed on Sunday from 10 a.m. till evening  for a religious procession for the Feast of Christ the King.

A 4 p.m. Mass will be celebrated  at the Provincial Capitol grounds with Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma.

A solemn procession will follow from Capitol to the  downtown area, Colon Street, D. Jakosalem Street, MC Briones Street, MJ Cuenco Avenue until Plaza Independencia where a Eucharistic blessing will be held.

Streets in the  Capitol area will be  closed starting 10 a.m.

At least  50,000 people are expected to attend the activity from all parishes in the province, according to the Archdiocese of Cebu.

The procession and  road closures are  a dry run for a similar activity for the 2016 International Eucharistic Congress, where over 10,000 delegates are expected.

Citom operations chief Joy Tumulak advised motorists and passengers to plan their trips ahead and be patient on Sunday.

“Let’s think of this like a celebration of Sinulog and think of it as our form of sacrifice,” Tumulak said during yesterday’s 888 News Forum at the Marco Polo Plaza.

At least  100  buses are expected during the event apart from the usual motor vehicle traffic. Tumulak said the road closures may last until 10 p.m. but streets will be opened as soon as the  procession passes by.

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