Mambaling police expect 2M people to witness Sinulog grand parade

AROUND two million people, including local and foreign tourists, are expected to watch the Sinulog grand parade at the South Road Properties (SRP) on Sunday, January 15, 2023.

This was said by Major Jonathan Bethoven Taneo, chief of Mambaling Police Station, as the situation has slowly gone back to normal after being hit by the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic.

Taneo said this is also the first time for the Sinulog festival to be held in SRP.

He said the police are now ready to provide security for the parade.

Taneo advised those who wanted to watch the Sinulog not to bring large amount of money and wear expensive jewelry to avoid being victimized by criminal elements.

Parents are also discouraged from bringing their children as much as possible to prevent them from getting hurt “in case of a stampede.” (BBT/TPT)