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Dances of gratitude shine in Sinulog

KULTURANG Placereño, a contingent from Masbate province, wins the top prize in the Sinulog-based category during the Jan. 19  grand parade in Cebu City.  TONEE DESPOJO/CDN

Students, out-of-school youth, teachers and fishermen from Placer town in Masbate province went to Cebu City to dance during the feast day of the Sto. Niño as thanksgiving for protecting their town from Supertyphoon “Yolanda” last November.

Posted: January 24th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Millions turn out for Sto. Niño procession in Cebu


Throngs estimated by the police at 3.2 million people lined the streets of Cebu City or joined a solemn procession traditionally held on the eve of the feast of the Child Jesus or Señor Sto. Niño under overcast skies.

Posted: January 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Gwen Garcia dances all her heart out at Sinulog festivities

DANCE OF GWEN Suspended Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia on Sunday left the Cebu Capitol to dance at the world-famous Sinulog Festival, which honors the Santo Niño, the Patron of Cebu province, in Cebu City. There were reports that she would be barred from returning to her office. PHOTO GRAB FROM AKSYON TV/TV5 LIVE REPORT AT 7:43 P.M.

Suspended Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia danced all her heart out Sunday night at the 33rd Sinulog Festival at the Cebu Sports Center as thousands of crowd cheered her performance.

Posted: January 20th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Gwen Garcia expected to dance at night

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Representative elect Gwendolyn Garcia. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Tens of thousands of revelers braved the heat of the sun to witness Cebu’s grandest and biggest celebration, the Sinulog Grand Parade, on Sunday

Posted: January 20th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Sinulog: Keeper of the beat also keeps the faith


She was known as the “Keeper of the Sinulog Beat” who hit the drums, sang Latin songs and led children and young adults in dancing to the traditional Sinulog steps come the third week of January.

Posted: January 20th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

In The Know: Sinulog Festival

The Sinulog, celebrated every third Sunday of January, is one of Cebu’s biggest and most popular festivals. An annual dance ritual in honor of the Sto. Niño, it was originally of pagan origin.

Posted: January 20th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Traffic, church officials ready for Sinulog weekend

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Be prepared to walk and pray for good weather.

Posted: January 18th, 2013 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Beauty queen to dance in Sinulog grand finale

Aside from the Sinulog Grand Parade competition, organizers also promise a grand finale with Ms Tourism International 2013 winner Razini Alexis Gomez performing with about 500 dancers in the finale at the Cebu City Sports Center on Sunday.

Posted: January 18th, 2013 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Lawyers, doctors to join Sinulog fest

LAWYERS from Manila dressed like characters in the sci-fi movies Star Wars and Terminator and 100 doctors and nurses wearing clothes worn in the 1930s and 1940s including the World War II years will join Sunday’s Sinulog Grand Parade.

Posted: January 18th, 2013 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Campaign time

Amid the Sinulog hoopla punctuated yesterday by President Benigno Aquino III’s greeting of “Pit Señor!” comes a bit of welcome news for those weary of watching, listening to and reading political advertisements. The Commission on Elections (Comelec) ruled that each national candidate will only get 120 minutes of airtime for TV and another 120 minutes [...]

Posted: January 17th, 2013 in CDN - Opinion,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Magellan’s gift


There is little doubt that Humabon’s wife, who had days before been christened Juana, had been gifted by Magellan with the image of the Sto. Niño with the admonition to destroy all the idols and the shrines that were lining the seashore. This fact is undisputed in Relazione del Primo Viaggio Intorno al Mondo (Account [...]

Posted: January 17th, 2013 in CDN - Opinion,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

‘I wasn’t invited’, says Aquino; Cebu City mayor put on the spot

President Benigno Aquino III yesterday greeted Cebuanos ahead of Sunday’s Sinulog but stirred a controversy by commenting that “I wasn’t invited.” “Bagamat wala ho’ng nag-imbita sa akin (Even if nobody invited me), Viva Pit Señor!” he told a crowd of 5,000 at the Mandaue City Sports Complex where he introduced senatorial candidates of the Liberal [...]

Posted: January 17th, 2013 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Balikbayans arrive for Sinulog festival


The Sinulog beat, leis and smiles greeted Philippine Airlines passengers on a flight from California as they went down the escalator past 9 a.m. yesterday in the Mactan Cebu International Airport. Leandro Lupa, a retired US Navy serviceman, said he looked forward to his first experience of Cebu and the Sinulog. “I’m alone in this [...]

Posted: January 17th, 2013 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

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