Only local contingents sign up for Sinulog ritual showdown

Doris C. Bongcac 01/07/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu — Spectators may only see local contingents compete in this year’s Sinulog ritual showdown, should it be allowed to continue as scheduled on January 17, 2021. A list of contingents obtained by CDN Digital…

PRO-7 thumbs down hosting of Sinulog 2021 Festival

Morexette Marie B. Erram 01/04/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Police Regional Office in Central Visayas (PRO-7) discouraged organizers of the Sinulog Festival 2021 to proceed with their planned activities, even if most of these will be held virtually. Read: Sinulog 2021…

As Sinulog 2021 goes online, SFI seeks other forms of sponsorships

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 12/30/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The Sinulog Foundation Incorporated (SFI) will be having a tougher time earning from the Sinulog Festival next year as everything shifts to going virtual. The SFI usually funds its operation through sponsors and tickets sold…

P40M needed for Sinulog 2021, Quincentennial activities – Rama

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 11/07/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City will need at least P40 million to fund activities for next year’s Sinulog festival and the celebration of the 500 years of Christianity in the country. Vice Mayor Michael Rama, who…

What not to expect in Sinulog 2021: Floats, higantes, stalls

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 11/06/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Sinulog 2021 going virtual will mean a lot of changes for Cebuanos, who have developed a fiesta tradition associated with the grand parade and the street dancing. There will be no need…

Osmeña: Rama has no authority over SFI

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 10/03/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Fomer Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña, member of the board of the Sinulog Foundation Inc. (SFI), refused to attend the supposed October 6, 2020 meeting called by Vice Mayor Michael Rama to plan…

Labella okays revocation of Sinulog Governing Board

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 09/11/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella said he no longer see the need for the Sinulog Governing Board on 2021 and would heed the request of Vice Mayor Michael Rama to revoke the Sinulog…

SFI: Sinulog 2020 is a success

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 01/20/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Sinulog 2020 was a success.  This was the statement of the Elmer “Jojo” Labella, executive director of the Sinulog Foundation Incorporated (SFI) and brother of Mayor Edgardo Labella, after the 13-hour festival. Jojo…

Garcia to let Labella decide where Capitol’s P5M Sinulog 2020 aid should go

Rosalie Abatayo 01/19/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — It will be up to Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella to decide if the P5 million cash assistance from the Cebu provincial government should go to the Sinulog Foundation Inc. (SFI) or the…

Duterte wishes to watch Sinulog contingents perform on CCSC grandstand stage – SFI

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 01/19/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte has expressed his desire to watch some Sinulog 2020 contingents perform on the Cebu City Sports Center (CCSC) grandstand stage during his Sunday afternoon visit. Elmer “Jojo” Labella, executive director…

40 years of Sinulog, the making of one of the country’s grandest festivals

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 01/19/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Around 200 college students from seven universities in Cebu City gathered at the Basilica Minore del Santo Niño grounds on January 19, 1980 to dance the “Sinug” for the first time. Wearing Filipinana…

Money-making deals in Sinulog

Malou Guanzon Apalisok 01/19/2020

It was just as well that Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella immediately canceled the exclusive contract between the Sinulog Foundation Inc. SFI and MyTV because the issue was about to blow up in his face. The contract…

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