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Balik Cebu welcome dinner, cultural show

January 10, 2013

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BALIKBAYANS due to arrive from all over the world for the Sinulog can look forward to a a warm welcome with Balik Cebu 2013. Aside from an airport welcome by a rondalla band, they will be treated to a fiesta dinner and cultural show at the Ayala Terraces on Jan. 17, Thursday. Now on its […]

‘Walk with Jesus’ to start Sto. Niño’s celebration

January 9, 2013

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Thousands of devotees are expected to join the “Walk with Jesus” from Fuente Osmeña to the Basilica Minore del Sto. Nino in downtown Cebu City at 4:30 a.m. tomorrow. The more than two-kilometer walk will usher in the 447th fiesta celebration in honor of the Sto. Niño de Cebu. Fr. Jonas Mejares, OSA, rector of […]

Dance one last time, Sinulog exec urges Gwen

January 5, 2013

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WITH 2013 being her last term in the Capitol, can Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia join the Sinulog parade on Jan. 20 with a suspension order encumbering her? Sinulog Foundation Inc. officials hope so. They invited her to join the parade in a closed-door meeting yesterday in the governor’s office where Garcia has been staying since […]

Financial woes won’t stop Capitol from giving Sinulog aid – Magpale

January 4, 2013

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Even with its cash flow problems, the Cebu provincial government will try to give financial assistance to the foundation that stages the annual Sinulog Festival. Acting Cebu Gov. Agnes Magpale said yesterday she will find a way to help the Cebu City government defray the cost of hosting the Sinulog. “The amount may not be […]

Cebu mayor wants Capitol police, barriers removed for Sinulog

January 4, 2013

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Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama said he wants the police to remove metal barriers from the Provincial Capitol and pull out uniformed policemen before the Jan. 11 kickoff of the annual Sinulog Festival. “I do not want (people) to be seeing the Capitol like a garrison or to have the impression that the city is […]

Foundation starts sale of Sinulog tickets

January 4, 2013

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Tickets for the Sinulog Grand Showdown on Jan. 20 are available for sale at the Sinulog Foundation office in Cebu City Sports Complex. Preparations for the grand parade are already 80 percent complete, said organizers. Many spectators have bought tickets to watch dance contingents perform on stage and compete for cash prizes and trophies. Edilita […]

‘Let kids, Gwen dance Sinulog’

December 30, 2012

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As soon as the New Year opens, preparations will heighten for the next big event in Cebu – the Sinulog on Jan. 20. In schools and neighborhoods, Sinulog dance troupes will be practicing their steps and cheers for the grand parade and competition where the first prize is a trophy and P1 million. Cebu City […]

Special gun ban in effect for 2013 Sinulog

December 23, 2012

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GUN OWNERS in Cebu City were advised to keep their firearms at home from Jan. 10 to 25 in keeping with the annual Sinulog celebration. A resolution to enforce a special gun ban was passed by the Police Coordinating and Advisory Council (PCAC) for the duration of the Sinulog observance starting from Jan. 10 to […]

Thai Airways adjusts flights to avoid lanterns

November 8, 2012

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BANGKOK — Thai Airways International PCL has adjusted its flight schedule to northern Thailand to give way to floating lanterns that will fill the sky during a popular festival later this month. The airline’s president, Sorajak Kasemsuwan, said in a statement Thursday that the adjustment and temporary suspension of some flights were a precautionary measure […]

Festival showcases Cebu City as major cut flower producer

October 11, 2012

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by Tweeny M. Malinao, Correspondent   Barangay Taptap bested 11 other barangays in the flower float parade of Cebu City’s 4th Flower Festival yesterday. The flower festival has been staged by the City Agriculture Office to encourage cut flower growing in the city and cements Cebu City’s place as a major producer in the country. […]