Espina: Sinulog highlights

The heart and soul of the Sinulog is the Señor Sto. Niño. It is limitless beyond geographical domains. It transcends any personal or social barriers. The Sto. Niño loves and protects the Cebuanos and the rest of the Filipinos. So we hail and utter, “Pit Señor!” I won’t forget my “initial immersion” in the Sinulog. […]

Rain mars festivities

THE sudden downpour and strong gust of wind temporarily halted the ritual showdown of the Sinulog sa Carmen but festivities continued as weather conditions later improved on Sunday afternoon, Jan. 22, 2023. Organizers decided to pause the performances around 3 p.m. for the safety of the dancers. Despite the challenges, the ritual showdown that featured […]

Espinoza: It’s done

The religious celebration of the feast in honor of the Sto. Niño on Sunday, Jan. 15, 2023 is already over. As usual, it was peaceful and orderly. There were no adverse comments. It was all praises to Cebu’s patron, the Holy Child. Despite the threat to health brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic, the worshipers’ […]

‘No disqualification’ despite Sinulog contingents’ withdrawal from grand parade

THE withdrawal of a contingent’s participation from the Sinulog Grand Parade will not affect the victory of its festival queen. This was the assurance made by Vince Escario, founding chairman of the Search for the Sinulog Festival Queen, on Friday night, January 13, as Talisay City’s representative, Kiara Liane Wellington, was crowned the Sinulog Festival […]

NTC oks signal shutdown for Sinulog; Rama says no

CUTTING off mobile network services during the celebration of the Sinulog Festival is “primitive” and will only bring inconvenience to the public. This was the reaction of Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama after the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) issued a memorandum ordering telecommunication companies (telcos) to suspend telecommunication services on specified hours on Jan. 14 […]

Vendors along Osmeña Blvd. hope business will be brisk with Sinulog Festival’s return

VENDORS along Osmeña Boulevard in Cebu City hope their sales will improve with the return of the Sinulog Festival, now dubbed the One Cebu Island Sinulog 2023. They’re back at their usual spot outside the Abellana National High School after a two-year hiatus because of the coronavirus pandemic. “Kalooy sa Señor Sto. Niño, karon kay […]