Rama: We will find a way to release prizes to Sinulog winners

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 05/25/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Vice Mayor Michael Rama wrapped up his meeting with the winners of the Sinulog 2021 contests who are still waiting for the prizes five months after the events with a promise…

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…

Sinulog ritual showdown in new normal: Performers should dance 6 feet apart

Doris C. Bongcac 01/06/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu — Performers in this year’s Sinulog ritual showdown will have to dance at least six feet apart.   And while they try to remember their dance steps, performers will also have to remember the…

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…

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…

Labella: Sinulog Foundation Inc. to be probed for exclusive contract issues

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 01/17/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Sinulog Foundation Incorporated (SFI), the independent organizer of the Sinulog festival, has been under fire for entering into exclusive contracts with a local cable broadcasting station and a food giant. With these…

Duterte expected to only grace Sinulog, may leave early from event

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 01/16/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte will be gracing the Sinulog Festival on January 19, 2020, but he may only stay for a short while and leave early from the event. Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella…

Labella says live coverage of Sinulog open to all media outlets

Delta Derycka C. Letigio 01/15/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The live broadcast of the Sinulog festival at the grand stand is not exclusive to one media organization. Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella made this announcement on Wednesday afternoon, January 15, after news…

Siloy is Watching: Backpacks, sling bags at the Basilica

Morexette Marie B. Erram 01/10/2020

CEBU City, Philippines — The rule may have deliberately said “clear bag” policy but some devotees were still able to enter the vicinity of the Basilica Minore del Santo Niño de Cebu while carrying non-transparent bags. This…

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