Pre-Sinulog party organizer confirms death of senior high student, but not the cause

Morexette Marie B. Erram 01/21/2019

  CEBU CITY, Philippines – Organizers of a pre-Sinulog concert held at  the Cebu Business Park last Saturday, January 19, confirmed the death of a 19-year-old female college student who attended their event. The confirmation was done…

How Cebu’s Sinulog dance contingents got their groove back

Marc Eric Cosep 01/21/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The smooth flow of their Sinulog Festival dance presentation is what set Tribu Malipayon of Consolacion and Carcar City Division of Carcar City high above their competitors. The contingents from Cebu have reclaimed…

Osmeña mulls extending area covered by Sinulog party ban

Morexette Marie B. Erram 01/21/2019

    CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña is now eyeing to extend the coverage of Sinulog party ban beyond the usual 300-meter radius from the  routes of the Sinulog Festival grand parade. Osmeña…

Osmeña declares Sinulog 2019 a success; promises to raise to P1M aid to contingents

Morexette Marie B. Erram 01/21/2019

  CEBU CITY, Philippines — Contingents who want to compete in future ritual showdowns during the Sinulog Festival grand parade have more reasons to look forward in joining one of the country’s grandest festivals. Cebu City Mayor…

A faith stronger than storm: 2.5 million people celebrated Fiesta Señor, Sinulog

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 01/20/2019

    CEBU CITY, Philippines —  Not even the threat of a storm could stop the  multitude of devotees from filling up the Basilica Minore del Sto. Niño on Sunday, the day the Catholic world celebrated Fiesta…

Police nab man selling fake Sinulog grand parade tickets

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 01/20/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines —A man selling fake identification cards (ID) and complimentary tickets to watch the final presentation of the Sinulog grand parade seated on the Cebu City Sports Center (CCSC) grandstand was nabbed at the entrance…

Police have got the groove, too; dance in the Sinulog dance parade for the first time

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 01/20/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The police do not only provide security for the Sinulog grand parade, they can also dance to the beat. The team Police Regional Office in Central Visayas (PRO-7) opened the Sinulog grand parade with their…

Osmeña declares Sinulog Grand Parade open; thanks Sto. Niño for ‘good weather’

Marc Cosep 01/20/2019

  CEBU CITY — After thanking the Señor Sto.  Niño for good weather, Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña officially declared the Sinulog 2019 grand parade open. Osmeña also commended the Sinulog staff and volunteers for making this…

1.5M devotees joined foot procession for Señor Sto. Niño; crowd 3 times bigger than last year

Ador Vincent Mayol, Doris Mae Mondragon 01/19/2019

  CEBU CITY — Under overcast skies, hundreds of thousands of devotees lined the streets of Cebu City or joined the solemn procession traditionally held on the eve of the feast of the Sto. Niño de Cebu.…

Reenactment of Christianization turns pilgrims teary eyed

Ador Vincent Mayol 01/19/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Bells pealed and not a few were in tears as the images of the Sto. Niño and the Our Lady of Guadalupe were brought inside the Basilica del Sto. Niño’s pilgrim center. The…

Sinulog’s fluvial procession: A manifestation of faith

Ador Vincent S. Mayol 01/19/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — As the sun rose over the island of Cebu early morning Saturday,  the images of the Sto. Niño and Our Lady of Guadalupe sailed down the Mactan Channel on board a “galleon,” as…

Nicole Borromeo of Carcar City: Sinulog Festival Queen 2019

Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 01/19/2019

  Since day one, Nicole Yance Borromeo has already proven that she deserves a crown. Borromeo,18, and the lead dancer of City of Carcar got the nod of the judges and was crowned Sinulog Festival Queen 2019…

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