#CDNFiestaSeñor2022: Keeping the faith alive

Doris C. Bongcac 01/12/2022

  MANDAUE CITY, Cebu – Ricky Ballestros and members of his family used to attend daily novena Masses at the Basilica Minore del Sto. Niño. But when the pandemic started in 2020, they shifted to attending online…

Ballesteros: Heat, crowd control major concerns if there’s street dancing

Mars G. Alison 01/05/2021

Former SFI executive director Ricky Ballesteros | CDN file TALISAY CITY, Cebu – Crowd control, and the heat will be the biggest problems should Sinulog 2021 organizers push through with their plan to hold a street dance…

Milo runner injured after getting hit by “drunk” driver

Glendale G. Rosal 10/14/2018

  Hazel Conde, the runner who got hit by a Toyota sedan, is already in stable condition, according to Ricky Ballesteros, the organizer of the Cebu leg of the 42nd National Milo Marathon. Conde is currently confined…

Grand Finals of National Milo Marathon to showcase Cebu’s cultural, heritage sites

Glendale G. Rosal 07/13/2017

Organizers of the National Milo Marathon officially launched the 41st edition of the prestigious footrace Thursday at the I’M Hotel in Makati City. There will be 15 regional legs spread across Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao for this…

Milo names Ballesteros best organizer anew

Calvin D. Cordova 03/04/2017

Ricky Ballesteros once again stood out in the Milo Annual Recognition Night as he bagged not one but two awards on Friday night at the Legend Villa Hotel in Mandaluyong City. Aside from the two awards, Ballesteros…

A ‘short and sweet’ Sinulog parade

Doris C. Bongcac, Jose Santino S. Bunachita, Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 01/14/2017

Organizers said today’s Sinulog Grand Parade “will be short and sweet” for contingents and spectators alike. Ricky Ballesteros, executive director of the Sinulog Foundation Inc., said 107 contingents signed up for this year’s grand parade, 23 of…

Oops! 2017 Sinulog Festival Queen pageant emcees did a Steve Harvey

Morexette Erram 01/13/2017

The emcees in the 2017 Sinulog Festival Queen pageant did a Steve Harvey. It felt like a Miss Universe moment following a mix-up in the announcement of winners when emcees Vince Escario and 2014 Miss Earth Jamie…

Sinulog activities to continue, rain or shine

Jose Santino S. Bunachita, Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 01/07/2017

RAIN gear is in order in the coming days as a low pressure area (LPA) entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) yesterday, and could develop into a tropical cyclone within the next 48 hours. “This tropical…

Security concerns cut parade time

Morexette Erram 12/30/2016

CITING security reasons after Wednesday’s bombing in Hilongos, Leyte, which left 32 persons injured, organizers of Sinulog 2017 decided to end the Grand Parade earlier on Sunday, January 15. Instead of the usual program that would last…

Tom cancels Ms Cebu tilt

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 07/03/2016

The annual Miss Cebu contest is the latest “casualty” in the cost-cutting campaign of Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña. “Ms Cebu will be canceled. Why? (It’s a) waste of money. It’s very elitist. It’s only for the…

Visayas delegation head expects grand Milo National Finals return

Glendale G. Rosal 06/30/2016

Now that the National Finals of the Milo Little Olympics has been shelved, Visayas delegation head Ricky Ballesteros could only look back and reminisce the glorious days of the Bisdaks. Ballesteros confirmed the cancellation of the National…

CCSC readies for Donaire-Bedak

Calvin D. Cordova 04/05/2016

You know it ain’t just an ordinary undertaking when it involves a veteran organizer like Ricky Ballesteros. Ballesteros and various sectors from Cebu City are leaving no stone unturned to ensure that the upcoming world title fight…

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