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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 […]

City Hall still to refund P2.5M to Sinulog Foundation

January 3, 2013

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Almost a year after the last Sinulog, the Cebu City government still has to refund P2.5 million as its pledged assistance to the Sinulog Foundation Inc. City Hall charged the amount to its Pagcor assistance fund. The Sinulog Foundation has yet to collect the P2.5 million amount which it used to stage the Sinulog grand […]

‘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 […]

Security guard accused of theft won’t sue cops

February 24, 2012

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THE security guard who was cleared of robbery charges in the loss of P1.6 million from the Sinulog Foundation Inc. office will no longer file counter charges against the police. Joselyndo Jabagat visited his lawyer, Gloria Lastimosa-Dalawampu, early this week to tell her that he is no longer interested to press charges. Dalawampu offered her […]

Guard’s lawyer asks NBI to probe Sinulog robbery

February 3, 2012

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by Ador Vincent Mayol, Reporter THE lawyer of the security guard who was cleared in the loss of P1.6 million in cash belonging to the Sinulog Foundation Inc. (SFI) sought an investigation into the case. Atty. Gloria Dalawampu asked the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) to investigate the robbery that happened the day after the […]

Young wants age limit for Sinulog dancers

February 2, 2012

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Cebu City Vice Mayor Joy Augustus Young is studying the possibility of proposing an ordinance that will put an age limit on Sinulog dance contest participants. He said he doesn’t want elementary and high school students joining the Sinulog sa Kabataan annual contest anymore because the lengthy dance practices interfere with their academic studies. Young […]

Is dancing in the Sinulog festival pulling down academic grades of Cebu City students?

February 1, 2012

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by Doris C. Bongcac, Chief of Reporters   Cebu City Vice Mayor Joy Augustus Young thinks so. He plans to sponsor an ordinance excluding public grade school and high school pupils from joining the annual competition of the Sinulog sa Kabataan held every January. He said the effect is shown in low test rates in the […]