TD ‘Amang’ left 656 passengers in the Visayas stranded

Doris C. Bongcac 01/20/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Close to 700 passengers were left stranded in the different ports in northern Cebu and other parts of  Central and Eastern Visayas regions as of 4 p.m. today, January 20, as a result…

Sinulog Festival 2019 grand parade: 2 million out in Cebu City streets despite rain

Doris C. Bongcac 01/20/2019

  CEBU CITY — It started to rain at noontime today while hundreds of thousands of spectators were already out on the streets to watch the Sinulog grand parade. But the rain did not stop the crowd…

Lumad Basakanons to showcase new costumes, new concept, best performance on Sunday’s Grand Parade

Doris C. Bongcac 01/18/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — They failed to clinch the top spot in the Sinulog sa Barangay on Sunday, January 13, but the Lumad Basakanons of Barangay Basak San Nicolas in Cebu City said they would be reserving…

CPA to allow devotees to watch fluvial procession from Cebu City ports

Doris C. Bongcac 01/16/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The management of the Cebu Port Authority (CPA) will be opening Cebu City port gates to devotees who wanted to watch Saturday morning’s fluvial procession. An advisory posted on the Facebook page of…

Potable, cold water available at MCWD water stations during weekend procession, Sinulog grand parade

Doris C. Bongcac 01/15/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Devotees who will be coming to Cebu City for the Fiesta Señor celebration will get to enjoy free potable and cold drinking water courtesy of the Metro Cebu Water District (MCWD) and Kooler…

Murcia contingent: Sinulog newbie ready to pay homage to Señor Sto. Niño

Doris C. Bongcac 01/14/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines – High school students from the municipality of Murcia in Negros Occidental will be joining the Sinulog grand parade for the first time on January 20 to experience Cebu’s festivities and pay homage to…

Zamboanga’s Liloy contingent to make Sinulog comeback: Dancing for Sto. Niño is all that matters

Doris C. Bongcac 01/12/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines – They have already signed up for the Sinulog grand parade on January 20, but the around 300 performers from the municipality of Liloy in Zamboanga del Norte still do not have boat tickets…

Daanbantayan’s Tribu Kandaya: Defending FI title, supporting drug surrenderer-members

Doris C. Bongcac 01/11/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Performers from the Municipality of Daanbantayan in northern Cebu will again be joining this year’s Sinulog grand parade to defend their Free Interpretation (FI) championship title. But more than that, choreographer Mark Barry…

Sinulog visitors: Three balikbayan flights to arrive in Cebu on Jan. 17

Doris C. Bongcac 01/09/2019

  CEBU CITY, Philippines — At least three balikbayan flights will be arriving in Cebu on January 17 for the Sinulog festivities. Judy Gabato, chief tourism operations officer of the Department of Tourism in Central Visayas (DOT-7),…

Globe expands mobile signal to mountain barangays

Doris C. Bongcac 01/08/2019

Celirina Belena, 50, used to climb their window so she can  send a text message. But with the establishment of a Globe cellsite in the mountain Barangay of Bonbon, Cebu City on Thursday (January 3), Belena said…

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