Consolacion’s Sinulog victory marks two milestones

Cris Evert Lato-Ruffolo 01/23/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines  – Tribu Malipayon’s win as the Sinulog 2019 grand champion in the Free Interpretation (FI) category was a victory of two firsts. It was the first time for the Municipality of Consolacion to send…

Sinulog party fatality was a victim and should not be a fodder for the rumor mills, says family friend

Cris Evert Lato-Ruffolo 01/22/2019

    CEBU CITY, Philippines — Ashley Abad was a victim. This was what Mary Anne Alcordo Solomon, a prominent Cebuano business and civic leader and a  friend of the Abads, wanted to emphasize in a post…

Gallman’s national costume inspired by Moriones festival 

Cris Evert Lato-Ruffolo 01/21/2019

  Cebu City, Philippines – Philippine bet Karen Gallman left no head unturned as she dazzled audience in a national costume inspired by Marinduque’s Moriones Festival. Designer Patrick Isorena, in his Instagram account @mypatrickstarr, wrote that the…

Tribu Mabolokon’s ‘grateful hearts’ to perform in Sinulog Grand Parade 

Cris Evert Lato-Ruffolo 01/20/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Tribu Mabolokon of Barangay Mabolo, Cebu City will compete in today’s Sinulog Grand Parade with 400 performers armed with fervent hearts and at least three months of preparations to dance in offering to…

Akrho, Tau Gamma join Guadalupe’s Banauan Cultural Group as propsmen 

Cris Evert Lato-Ruffolo 01/20/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Choreographer Cliff Yunson Racuya was pleasantly surprised when members of the Alpha Kappa Rho (Akrho) and Tau Gamma Phi (Tau Gamma) approached him and expressed interest to join Barangay Guadalupe’s Banauan Cultural Group.…

Pyrofest 11: Cebu wins fireworks show 

Cris Evert Lato-Ruffolo 01/19/2019

  CEBU CITY, Philippines – Chito Fireworks/Rambolet of Barangay Babag, Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu topped the Pyrofest 11 musical fireworks competition held Saturday night, January 19, at the North Parking area of SM City Cebu.  The four-minute fireworks…

Fuente concert discontinued for security purposes

Cris Evert Lato-Ruffolo 01/19/2019

  Cebu City, Philippines – It was a free concert that ended before the main act could even enter the venue.  A thick crowd has already gathered at the Fuente Osmeña Circle late night of January 18,…

Tribu Higaonon sa San Nicolas Proper embraces ‘respect’ theme in prayer-dance

Cris Evert Lato-Ruffolo 01/19/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Tribu Higaonon sa San Nicolas Proper’s performance on Sunday, January 20, will put emphasis on the value of respecting faiths and cultures. Official choreographer Janneil Mainar said the contingent’s 326 performers — composed…

Warm airport welcome for balikbayans: Rondalla songs, native leis, giveaways

Cris Evert Lato-Ruffolo 01/17/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Lorna Cabrera has a list of what she wants to eat in the two weeks that she will be in Cebu.  On top of the list of what she refers to as native…

Sawang Calero contingent highlights bedtime prayers in colorful presentation

Cris Evert Lato-Ruffolo 01/17/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Wearing headdresses inspired by the characters of the animated movie Trolls, performers of Tribu Masaulogong Calerohanon highlighted the importance of teaching children the habit of praying at bedtime in their dance presentation during…

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