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Have more fun watching Sinulog parade on streets

January 14, 2012

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NEVER mind if tickets for the grandstand in the Cebu City Sports Center are all sold out. Spectators can have “more fun” watching the Sinulog parade for free from the street where dance contingents are up close. Revelry by the roadside is a genuine Sinulog experience. It includes spontaneous street dancing, hanging out with friends, […]

Balikabayans sacrifice time, ailments to be with Sto. Niño

January 12, 2012

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  Not all sacrifices for the Sto. Niño come in the form of money or material things. Some balikbayans who come to Cebu for the Sinulog celebrations sacrificed their time to be with their families and loved ones or even endure their ailment just to be with the Child Jesus. Fr. Tony Gomez, a 58-year-old […]

Bleachers added at Sports Center

January 12, 2012

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EXTRA bleachers are being added below the grandstand in the Cebu City Sports Center to allow more room for spectators. All is set for the Sinulog grand parade except for the main stage in the Cebu City Sports Center where finishing touches and the bleachers. By Friday, all stadium tickets will be sold out, earning […]

Cebu’s top designers, artists in Sinulog finale

January 12, 2012

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ON STAGE in the Sinulog finale this Sunday, expect to see accolades to Cebu’s top designers in fashion, furniture and visual art. This year’s theme takes off from Cebu’s latest title as “Asean City of Culture”. In the 25-minute finale, Rep. Rachel del Mar will also dance as the Sinulog queen, her second time to […]

Balikbayans arrive for Sinulog fest

January 11, 2012

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They’re back again for the Sinulog. About 70 balikbayans who arrived yesterday from Seattle and Las Vegas in the United States were greeted at the Mactan airport by the beat of Sinulog dancers organized by the Cebu City Tourism Council. Welcome greetings from friends and relatives filled the lobby of the international arrival area. Some […]

Be ready for Sinulog parade rain or shine stay healthy

January 11, 2012

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    With the cold spell and rainshowers in recent days, health officials said Sinulog revelers should be extra mindful of their health. Stay home if you’re feeling under the weather instead of forcing yourself to join activities, said Dr. Expedito Medalla, chief of the emergency management staff of the Department of Health in Central […]

‘Criminal elements, not terrorists, are main threat to Sinulog’

January 9, 2012

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Watch out for new faces in your neighborhood. And make sure that someone is left at home to guard the premises before stepping out to attend various Sinulog activities. Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama said chances of a terror attack are remote during Sinulog week but it pays to be “overvigilant.” “Eternal vigilance is what […]

Treat for Balikbayan

January 9, 2012

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The Balik Cebu booth opened Friday at the Ayala Center Cebu, a help desk for balikbayans looking for special treats for the Sinulog. Now on its 12th year, the welcome program for balikbayans includes a barrio fiesta welcome dinner with music and entertainment on Thursday, Jan. 12, where newly crowned Miss Cebu pageant winners make […]

Sinulog sa kabataan sa dakbayan Abellana, Bulacao schools are champs

January 9, 2012

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Despite the lack of resources, the Abellana National High School made it three in a row after they were chosen as this year’s Sinulog sa Kabataan-Dakbayan secondary division champion. “I was shaking and I still am. We made it and I can’t be more thankful to the team and their parents. We had been practicing […]

Pagasa warns Rains in Sinulog weekend

January 9, 2012

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SINULOG revelers are advised to bring umbrellas and rain coats as rains are expected to hit Cebu City and the rest of the province this coming weekend, the Mactan office of the state weather bureau Pagasa said yesterday. Pagasa Mactan weather observer Ponce Garcia said they detected the tail-end of a cold front in Eastern […]