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…

SGB offers free rides for Santo Niño devotees

Cris Evert Lato-Ruffolo 01/11/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Alexane Gallon remembers joining the solemn foot procession as a six-year-old child with her grandmother, Josefina. “No matter how crowded the streets are, di man gubot ang mga tawo (people are not rowdy),”…

150 bins to be placed along Sinulog routes — DPS

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 01/09/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Department of Public Services (DPS) will be placing at least 150 bins at strategic areas along the Sinulog solemn procession and grand parade routes on January 18 to 19, 2020.…

Labella okays Sinulog street parties; liquor ban stays

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 11/30/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella supports the plan of the Sinulog Governing Board (SGB) to allow street parties during the Sinulog parade on January 19, 2020. But first, he wanted guidelines on the…

Sinulog Foundation accepts Rama’s resignation

Delta Derycka C. Letigio 11/08/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — After 14 years of being at the forefront of the Sinulog Foundation Incorporated (SFI), Cebu City Vice Mayor Michael “Mike” Rama has officially let go of leading the annual festival. The SFI convened on…

Rama resigns as Sinulog Foundation chairman

Irene R. Sino Cruz 10/29/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Vice Mayor Michael Rama is resigning from his position as chairman of Sinulog Foundation, Inc. In a press statement released on Tuesday, October 29, the vice mayor is set to submit his “irrevocable…

Labella’s promise: A grander Sinulog in 2020

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 10/29/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella wanted to already put an end to rumors about a “brewing tension” between him and Vice Mayor Michael Rama, who chairs the Sinulog Foundation Incorporated (SFI). Labella said…

Sinulog Governing Board vs. Sinulog Foundation, who runs Sinulog?

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 10/25/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Sinulog Governing Board has convened for the first time on Thursday evening, October 24, 2019, and has decided to make some changes in the Sinulog 2020. The Sinulog Governing Board will be…

Rama to Labella: Amend EO forming Sinulog board

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 08/30/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Vice Mayor Michael “Mike” Rama will ask Mayor Edgardo Labella to amend the executive order (EO) that formed the Sinulog Governing Board. Rama, who sits as chairperson of Sinulog Foundation Inc. (SFI), said…

Sinulog Governing Board will not interfere with SFI functions —Labella

Delta Derycka C. Letigio 08/28/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Mayor Edgardo Labella defended the Executive Order (EO) he signed on August 23 by emphasizing that the Sinulog Governing Board is formed to properly account for the funds that will be generated in celebration of…

Rama: I stand for what is right

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 08/27/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines –They may both belong to the Partido Barug-PDP Laban coalition, but Cebu City Vice Mayor Michael Rama said that he does not necessarily have to support all the decisions of Mayor Edgardo Labella. Rama…

Rama: Sinulog Governing Board defies independence of Sinulog Foundation

Delta Derycka C. Letigio 08/27/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Tension is brewing between Mayor Edgardo Labella and Vice Mayor Michael Rama as the latter voiced out his opposition to the creation of a governing board that will organize and oversee the Sinulog Festival. Rama…

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