Sinulog 2024 Grand Parade, Ritual Showdown live updates

CDN Digital January 21,2024 - 08:30 PM

CEBU CITY, Philippines–These are the latest updates on the Sinulog Festival 2024 Grand Parade being held at the South Road Properties (SRP)  in Cebu City on January 21, 2024.

Bookmark this page to get the freshest updates on one of the highlights of the Sinulog 2024 Festival.

LIST: Sinulog 2024 Grand Parade contingents

This year’s Sinulog Festival kicked off on Sunday at the SRP, with around 90 participants, including performing contingents, expected to join.

Click the link above to see the full list of contestants for the Sinulog 2024 Grand Parade.

Sinulog Grand Parade

📸 Snaps from the Sinulog Grand Parade in 2023. | Viva Pit Señor!

Sinulog 2024: 17 contingents will compete in Grand Ritual Showdown

Witness the performances of 17 competing contingents and four guest contingents as the Sinulog 2024 Grand Parade unfolds this Sunday, January 21, at the South Road Properties (SRP) in Cebu City.

Click the link above to check the 17 performers.

Sinulog 2024 grand parade traffic scheme

Sinulog 2024

Here is the updated traffic plan of the Cebu City Transportation Office for the Sinulog grand parade on Jan. 21. | CCTO

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Food stalls at SRP

Hot Sinulog day

Spectators of Sinulog sa Sugbo Philippines 2024 must brace for hot weather on Sunday, especially at the South Road Properties (SRP), which hosts the grand parade for the second straight year.

According to Pagasa-Mactan’s weather specialist, Jhomer Eclarino, the heat index on Sunday ranges from 35 to 38-degrees celsius which falls under the ‘extreme caution’ category.

Entrance at SRP

Sinulog then and now: The country’s biggest festival faces declining dance contingents

Sinulog 2024

File photo: The contingent from Tribu Mabolokon of Brgy. Mabolo prepares for the Grand Parade of the Sinulog Festival 2023 at Cebu South Coastal Road (CSCR) on Sunday,January 15, 2023. |  Morexette Marie Erram

For the second consecutive year, there has been a decline in the participation of dancing groups in the grand parade and ritual showdown. The number of contingents has dropped from over 40 in previous years to below 20.


Cebu City Vice Mayor Raymond Alvin Garcia delivers his welcome address before the spectators of the Sinulog sa Sugbo Philippines 2024 at the SRP.

Secretary Frasco at Sinulog sa SRP

Department of Tourism Secretary Christina Frasco arrives at the South Road Properties for the Sinulog sa Sugbo Philippines 2024.


Here’s a snippet of Tourism Secretary Christina Garcia Frasco’s message for the Sinulog sa Sugbo Philippines 2024 on Sunday, Jan. 21. 

Mayor Rama with wife, Malou

Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama joins the beat of the drums, while his wife Malou graces the Sinulog sa Sugbo Philippines celebration as the festival queen of the Cebu City government 

Chuncheon Nongak Preservation Association at Sinulog 2024

Chuncheon Nongak Preservation Association coordinator Jung Youngseok explains his group’s performance at the Sinulgo 2024 dance parade.

Tribu Kamanting Performing Arts Guild

Performers from Tribu Kamanting Performing Arts Guild getting ready for their Street Parade performance for the Sinulog Festival 2024.

Tribu Lumad Basakanon

It is Tribu Lumad Basakanon’s turn to perform for the Sinulog 2024 Grand Street Parade at the South Road Properties

A Sinulog head dress vendor’s struggle

Jovelyn Patulan, 38, one of the Sinulog head dress vendors near the SRP access road, cries as she is saddened to be only able to sell P100 of her merchandize as of 10 a.m. Sunday.

Patulan said that she spent P20,000 to purchase the headdresses and other hair accessories and P500 for the permit. 

Patulan added that only a few spectators were traversing the SRP access road. 

Vendors are prohibited from crossing the other side of the road to invite spectators to buy their headdresses.

She said that some of the head dress vendors are seling across Nu Star but the permit to be able to sell there is P5,000. Last year, Patulan sold head dresses near the Basilica Minore Del Sto. Niño De Cebu.


GMA Actor Jak Roberto joins the Sinulog 2024 celebration as he stays on a float, watching the spectators of the grand parade. 

Senator Bong Go, actor Philip Salvador at SRP

Senator Christopher Lawrence ‘Bong’ Go and actor Philip Salvador arrive at the Grand Stand at the South Road Properties to watch the Sinulog Ritual Showdown.


Sinulog spectators who were staying under the shade in different areas in the South Road Properties said that they wanted the organizers of the festival to provide more toilets and accessible spaces for shades that are near the location of the grand parade. 

“Sobrang init…kulang ng supply ng water,” Cora Bella Achurra Asuero who came from General Santos City, said.

Pit Senyor! Sa mga contingent kini!

Di lalim ang pagsayaw ug pagduyog alang sa Sinulog! 

Kini ang pipila lang sa mga drummers ug propspmen sa usa ka contingent nga nagdali og kaon una sila mo tiwas sa ilahang halad sa Señor pinaagi sa pag sayaw ug pagtukar sa huni sa Sinulog. 

Intense heat at SRP

Spectators of the Sinulog Grand Parade use umbrellas and hats to combat the intense heat at the South Road Properties in Cebu City.


Andrei Menciac, a resident of Talamban and one of the spectators at this year’s Sinulog Festival in SRP, expresses his disappointment about the venue and how the sun’s heat is affecting not only the participants but also the other spectators. 


Senator Bong Revilla engages with the Sinulog street dancing spectators as he arrives at the SRP on Sunday, Jan. 21.

Facial expression, 100 percent!

Performers of Barangay Mabolo entertain the crowd with their over-the-top facial expressions during their street dance performance in the Sinulog 2024 Grand Parade on Sunday, January 21.

Much better at Abellana?

Cora Bella Achurra Asuero, from General Santos City, expressed some of her concerns while watching the Sinulog Grand Ritual Showdown at the South Road Properties (SRP).
In her first Sinulog experience at the SRP, Asuero said that she heard a lot from her peers that the festival was better executed when it was still held at the Abellana Sports Complex (Cebu City Sports Center).


Performers remain graceful amidst the extreme heat as they dance for the Señor Sto. Niño during the Sinulog Grand Parade at the SRP in Cebu City on Sunday, January 21.


To feel more of the festivity, some individuals got themselves inked in a nearby stall at the South Road Properties, the venue for the Sinulog Festival 2024. 

2nd year of Sinulog at SRP: Venue too hot, spectators say

The South Road Properties (SRP), as a venue for the Sinulog Festival, was too hot.

This was the sentiment of some spectators who watched the festivities at the SRP on Sunday, January 21.

HALL OF FAMER Tribu Lumad Basakanon

Participating in this year’s Sinulog grand showdown is the hall of famer, Tribu Lumad Basakanon of Barangay Bask-San Nicolas.

Paras family at Sinulog 2024


Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama, in an interview with the media on Sunday afternoon at the grandstand at the South Road Properties (SRP), said that the Sinulog Grand Parade and Ritual Showdown will still be held at the SRP in 2025.


Senator Risa Hontiveros extends her greetings to all Cebuanos for warmly welcoming her and her colleagues, Chel Diokno, Bam Aquino, and Kiko Pangilinan, during the Sinulog Grand Parade held at the South Road Properties on Sunday, January 21. 


NUSTAR Resort and Fili Hotel entertains the public while spectators and contingents are having lunch. They performed their trending ‘I Love Cebu’ performance, for which they recently produced a fresh music video.


Message of Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama to the Cebuanos as the city celebrates the grand fiesta.

Pretty Nicole Borromeo

Miss International 2023 3rd runner up and Sinulog Festival Queen 2019 Nicole Borromeo also attended and was having a good time at the Sinulog grand parade. 

Sto. Niño still the highlight

Pedro Dagodog, from Zamboanga Del Norte, said that he enjoyed watching the performances of the contingents in the Sinulog Grand Parade but his favorite part was seeing Señor Sto. Niño. 

Crowd thickens at sundown

The crowd at the venue of the Sinulog 2024 Ritual Showdown has started to thicken. Some people were already allowed to enter the venue even if they do not have tickets as of 5 p.m.


Around three million people attended the Fiesta Señor celebration in Cebu City, including those who were in the South Road Properties (SRP), where the Sinulog Grand Parade and Ritual Showdown are being held.

Sinulog Grand Parade

An aerial shot of the SRP where the Sinulog grand parade was held. | Dwayne Baring


Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama and his wife, Malou, graced the finale of the Sinulog Ritual Showdown together some department heads and City Hall employees.

Sinulog 2024 performers in frames


The crowd dances to the beat of ‘I love Cebu’ under the colorful fireworks display during the Sinulog Grand Ritual Showdown.

Winners of the Sinulog sa Sugbo Philippines

Click the link to see who won in this year’s Sinulog sa Sugbo Philippines.

Sinulog sa Sugbo winners

The Pasayaw Festival of Canlaon City performs during the Sinulog Ritual Showdown on Sunday, January 21, 2024. CDN Digital photo | Christian Dave Cuizon


Watch this Finale for the Sinulog Festival 2024 at the South Road Properties (SRP).

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