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Filipinos in Singapore celebrate Sinulog, pray to avert Wuhan virus

Jan 27, 2020 - 3:05 PM

Some of them wearing surgical masks, overseas Filipinos join the 6th Sinulog in Singapore and pray for safety from the deadly Wuhan virus

LIST: Winners of Sinulog 2020 dance competitions

Jan 20, 2020 - 2:35 PM

Prizes range from P100,000 to P1 million

SINULOG. Hundreds of dancers compete in the annual Sinulog competition. Photo by Gelo Litonjua/Rappler

Show of faith: Devotees thank Sto Niño for answered prayers during Sinulog 2020

Jan 20, 2020 - 12:10 PM

Many devotees share why they go to great lengths to show their devotion to the Sto Nino in this #StoryOfTheNation campaign

Photos from Eiver Villegas, Jap Illumine, Josh Falmonte, Sebastian Tan, Gerard Jamora and Josh Almonte.

WATCH: Sinanduloy Cultural Troupe wins top prizes in Sinulog Festival dance competition

Jan 20, 2020 - 9:17 AM

Dance legends the Sinanduloy Cultural Troupe wins two top prizes in the 2020 Sinulog Festival, taking home at least P2 million

CHAMPS. Sinanduloy bags 2 prizes after a hiatus from the Sinulog Festival. Photo by Clarenz Jay Mendoza/Rappler

WATCH: Negros Oriental dance troupe in Sinulog 2020 pays tribute to slain farmers

Jan 20, 2020 - 12:16 AM

In a rare show of activism, the Pakol Festival perform a routine that showed the violence farmers experience in Negros Island

FARMERS. This performance pays tribute to farmers killed in Negros. Photo by Chang Euldan/Sinulog Foundation

How Sinulog brought this couple from Tangub City together

Jan 20, 2020 - 12:02 AM

A decade ago, Mabel and Roy meet while dancing the Sinulog. Now they're back as a couple.

GREAT LOVE. Mabel Julio brings her family to the Sinulog Grand Parade to pay tribute to the Sto. Niño on January 19. Photo by Eiver Villegas/Rappler

At Sinulog Festival, Duterte promises funding for Cebu infra, transpo projects

Jan 19, 2020 - 10:35 PM

Duterte makes his first visit to the Sinulog Fiesta happening in Cebu City

SINULOG. PResident Rodrigo Duterte makes his first appearance at the Sinulog Festival. Screengrab from RVTM

IN PHOTOS: Stars join the 2020 Sinulog Grand Parade

Jan 19, 2020 - 10:05 PM

Check out the stars who joined the festivities!

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

A mom asks Santo Niño, let her children killed in drug war 'enter heaven'

Jan 19, 2020 - 5:14 PM

Among the thousands who honored the Holy Child during the Fiesta Señor in Cebu City is a mother, whose faith has remained immovable despite losing her children in tokhang operations

MOTHER'S PRAYER. A mother shares story of how children were killed in her own home. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

WATCH: Sinulog 2020 Grand Parade

Jan 19, 2020 - 9:26 AM

You can watch the livestream of the Sinulog Grand Parade here beginning at 9 am on Sunday, January 19

GRAND PARADE. The 2020 Sinulog Grand Parade is on Sunday, January 19. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Cebu Archbishop Palma: 'True believers' in Santo Niño care for environment

Jan 19, 2020 - 9:14 AM

The Fiesta Señor and Sinulog Festival, which brings out millions of people from all over the world, also results in trash piling up in areas across Cebu City

SANTO NIÑO. Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma says being a devotee of the Holy Child means respecting environment. File photo by Sammy Navaja/CBCP News

LIVE: Fiesta Señor 2020 Pontifical Mass in Cebu City

Jan 19, 2020 - 8:49 AM

Bookmark this page for the Fiesta Señor Pontifical Mass in Cebu City

LIVE. The Pontifical Mass will take place at the Basilica Minore del Santo Niño de Cebu. Photo by Gelo Litonjua/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Fiesta Señor 2020 'Visperas Day'

Jan 19, 2020 - 7:59 AM

The Visperas mass includes a reenactment of the first baptism and wedding of Rajah Humabon and Queen Juana of Cebu. The reenactment is followed by a solemn procession around Cebu City.

FLUVIAL PROCESSION. Hundreds of sea vessels on board thousands of devotees join the Sinulog Fluvial Procession 2020. Photo by Gelo Litonjua/Rappler

Sinulog 2020: Road closures in Cebu City

Jan 18, 2020 - 11:30 PM

Several major roads will be closed in Cebu City for the Sinulog Grand Parade. Cars parked along the parade route will be towed.

ROAD CLOSURES. Several main roads are closed in Cebu City for the Sinulog Festival. Photo by Gelo Litonjua/Rappler

Feast of Santo Niño: The pilgrims of Devotee City

Jan 18, 2020 - 3:55 PM

Devotee City is place for pilgrims who come from faraway towns or provinces, but wish to take part in the Fiesta Señor events

ENTRANCE. The entrance to Devotee City, where Santo Niño pilgrims from far-flung areas are housed for free. All photos by John Tan Sitchon

LIST: Where to eat during Sinulog 2020

Jan 18, 2020 - 2:49 PM

Check out these 6 culinary hotspots in Cebu that are uniquely and proudly Cebuano!

Borongan City's Monika Afable is Sinulog Festival Queen 2020

Jan 18, 2020 - 2:17 PM

Monika Afable of Borongan City, Eastern Samar, also brings home a number of corporate awards

SINULOG FESTIVAL QUEEN. Monika Afable of Borongan City, Eastern Samar, takes home the crown. Photo from Sinulog Foundation Incorporated

LIST: Where to party during Sinulog 2020

Jan 18, 2020 - 10:56 AM

Whether it's a pool party or a music festival, here's a list of parties you can let loose in during Sinulog weekend

PARTY. Parties are back during the 2020 Sinulog. File photo by Alecs Ongcal

Signal shutdown to proceed during Sinulog 2020 events

Jan 17, 2020 - 8:24 PM

Despite a previous announcement that cellular signal would not be shut down, local police request that these be switched off during Sinulog due to the attendance of President Rodrigo Duterte

SHUTDOWN. The signal shutdown will proceed during this year's Sinulog Festival. Photo by Gelo Litonjua/Rappler

Pit Señor: A complete pilgrim's guide to Santo Niño de Cebu

Jan 16, 2020 - 6:10 PM

Joining Sinulog 2020? Here's a rundown of must-dos when on a pilgrimage to Cebu City’s Basilica Minore del Santo Niño

MAGELLAN'S CROSS. A first trip to Cebu City is not complete without visiting Magellan’s cross. The holy site is a mere 15-minute cab ride from WCCHC.

Labella defuses Sinulog 2020 exclusive broadcast rights backlash

Jan 15, 2020 - 6:52 PM

The announcement allays the concerns of media groups who learned of the exclusive broadcast contract between MyTv and the Sinulog Foundation

NO EXCLUSIVE RIGHTS. Mayor Edgar Labella intervened on an exclusive deal between MyTv and Edgar Labella. Photo by Gelo Litonjua/Rappler

Cebu political heavies to share stage on final day of Sinulog 2020

Jan 14, 2020 - 7:29 PM

Cebu Governor Gwen Garcia and Cebu City Mayor Edgar Labella, together with provincial board members, are dancing on the last day of Sinulog

PIT SENYOR. In this file photo, Cebu Governor  Gwen Garcia dances in the 2013 Sinulog Festival. Photo by Bernardo Arellano III

IN PHOTOS: Beatrice Luigi Gomez wins Binibining Cebu 2020

Jan 14, 2020 - 5:40 PM

Beatrice Luigi Gomez succeeds Steffi Aberasturi as the new titleholder

Beatrice Luigi Gomez reigned supreme during the coronation night of Binibining Cebu. Photo by Jasper Ylanan

LIST: Sinulog 2020 events

Jan 14, 2020 - 10:38 AM

Here's your list of events for Sinulog 2020

MARDI GRAS. Sinulog 2020 is underway in Cebu City. Gelo Litonjua/Rappler

San Fernando's Beatrice Luigi Gomez crowned Binibining Cebu 2020

Jan 14, 2020 - 10:02 AM

Check out the full list of winners here!

BB CEBU. Beatrice Luigi Gomez reigned supreme during the coronation night of Binibining Cebu. Photo by Jasper Ylanan/Rappler

Sinulog 2020 reminder: Only transparent bags allowed in Basilica

Jan 13, 2020 - 1:50 PM

People are discouraged from bringing backpacks into the Basilica Minore del Santo Niño de Cebu. Only small and transparent bags will be allowed inside.

CLEAR BAGS ONLY. Only clear bags will be allowed inside the premises of the Basilica Minore del Santo Niño de Cebu. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Cebu City allows street parties during Sinulog Grand Parade

Jan 13, 2020 - 12:50 PM

Under the conditions set by the city government, street parties can only be held outside the 100-meter zone of the parade route, and requires a special permit

STREET PARTIES. Parties will be allowed this year but with conditions. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Sinulog officially begins in Cebu City

Jan 11, 2020 - 9:58 PM

The Sinulog Festival kicks off its 40th annual celebration in Cebu City

Cebuana beauty queens who made it in national, international pageants

Jan 11, 2020 - 4:24 PM

Sinulog season is also pageant season in Cebu!

Cebu City police want to impose gun ban during Sinulog 2020

Jan 08, 2020 - 3:46 PM

The Central Visayas Police Regional Office asks Camp Crame's permission to ban firearms in Metro Cebu during the weeklong Sinulog festivities

No cell signal shutdown during Sinulog Festival, says Cebu City mayor

Jan 08, 2020 - 3:04 PM

Mayor Edgar Labella says keeping the signal on would help authorities – as well as families – stay connected but a shutdown may happen if police discover a threat

CELEBRATION. There will be no signal shutdown on Sinulog Day. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Cebu City Police affirm readiness for 2020 Sinulog

Jan 04, 2020 - 9:43 AM

Police Colonel Engelbert Soriano says its security plans for Sinulog 2020 are ready and up for simulations by next week

The week in photos: January 19-25, 2019

Jan 26, 2019 - 4:03 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

PROTEST. Women dressed as France's symbol Marianne and showing fake injuries take part in an anti-government demonstration called by the Yellow Vest (gilets jaunes) movement in Lille, France, on January 19, 2019. Photo by Denis Charlet/AFP

IN PHOTOS: 2019 Sinulog Festival

Jan 20, 2019 - 4:49 PM

(UPDATED) Check out what happened during Cebu's 39th Sinulog Festival!

WATCH: Sinulog 2019 Mass in Cebu

Jan 18, 2019 - 11:17 PM

The Sinulog 2019 Mass on January 20 is led by Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma

LOOK: Cebu City Mayor Tommy Osmeña takes down Imee Marcos tarp

Jan 18, 2019 - 2:41 PM

‘Cebuanos do not appreciate the politicization of Sinulog,’ says the mayor, who has ordered a team to take down other such tarpaulins along the parade route

A FAVOR. Cebu City Mayor Tommy Osmeña takes down a Sinulog-themed tarpaulin by Imee Marcos since "Cebuanos do not appreciate the politicization" of the annual festival. Photo from Tommy Osmeña's Facebook Page.

Sinulog Festival 2019: What's new, what to expect

Jan 18, 2019 - 11:10 AM

Attending this year’s Sinulog Festival? Here’s a simple guide to help you make the most of the celebration.

SHAGIT UG KUSOG. Scenes from Sinulog 2015. Photo by Line Arias

SCHEDULE: Sinulog 2019 activities

Jan 16, 2019 - 5:19 PM

The theme of Sinulog 2019 is: 'Sto. Niño: Guide of God’s Children to Humility and Service'

PIT SEÑOR. Devotees carry their replicas of the Santo Niño de Cebu in one of the masses for the 9-day Novena in honor of the Child Jesus. Photo courtesy of Harold Ballener

The week in photos: January 20-26, 2018

Jan 27, 2018 - 3:20 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

Italy's Valentina Marchei and Ondrej Hotarek perform during the Gala Exhibition at the ISU European Figure Skating Championships in Moscow on January 21, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Yuri KADOBNOV

IN PHOTOS: Cebuanos celebrate Sinulog 2018

Jan 24, 2018 - 12:07 PM

Cebu celebrates its annual festival with dance, music, and homage to the child Jesus

Photo by Mars G. Alison/Rappler

PANOORIN: Pista ng Santo Niño, ipinagdiwang sa Tondo

Jan 22, 2018 - 12:26 PM

Mula sa isang balkonahe, binasbasan ng mga pari ang samu't saring imahen ng Santo Niño na bitbit ng mga deboto

INFANT JESUS. Devotees raise their Santo Niño images to have these blessed at the Santo Niño de Tondo parish in Manila on January 21, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Devotees pray to Santo Niño for health, Duterte 'wisdom'

Jan 22, 2018 - 1:05 AM

Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle reminds his flock on the Santo Niño's feast day, 'Maging bata muli'

BLESSING OF IMAGES. Santo Niño devotees have their images blessed outside the Santo Niño de Tondo Church on January 21, 2018. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Shaila Mae Rebortera is Cebu's Sinulog Queen 2018

Jan 20, 2018 - 9:00 PM

Shaila also bags the lion's share of corporate awards at the competition

Photo by Mars G. Alison

IN PHOTOS: The Sinulog Festival Queen 2018 runway competition

Jan 19, 2018 - 12:10 PM

A new Sinulog Queen will be crowned on January 19

Photo by Nathan Soriano/Rappler

Search for the Next Mary Joy Tabal in the Visayas begins

Dec 30, 2017 - 1:17 PM

The PSC would like to find another running talent like Cebu's Mary Joy Tabal

SEARCH IS ON. PSC will sponsor two fun runs as part of the Visayas Open Tournament with the goal of finding long-distance runners who can follow in the footsteps of Mary Joy Tabal. Photo by Mars G. Alison/Rappler

Sinulog: PH Navy opens warship Andres Bonifacio to public

Jan 16, 2017 - 10:59 AM

The Cebuano chief of the Philippine Navy Vice Admiral Ronald Joseph Mercado is a devotee of Santo Niño

NEWEST WARSHIP. The Philippine Navy acquired BRP Andres Bonifacio from the US Coast Guard. Photo by Rappler

With Cebu City cell sites down, Sinulog revelers switch to FireChat

Jan 15, 2017 - 12:33 PM

Cebuanos turn to the popular app to send and receive messages as the city shuts down its cellular network over terrorism concerns

A Sinulog story of love and devotion

Jan 15, 2017 - 11:13 AM

The love story of devotees Irish and Edwin Labatus traces its roots from the Sinulog celebration

FAMILY TRADITION. The Labatus family takes a pose after the fluvial procession. All photos by Apple Grace Danuco/Rappler

Cebu to shut down cellular signals during Sinulog

Jan 13, 2017 - 9:00 PM

Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña says the network shutdown is necessary for security and gives assurances that police and medical personnel will remain easily reachable

SAFETY MEASURES. The Cebu City government is undertaking security measures in preparation for this year's celebration of the Sinulog Festival. Rappler file photo

The Santo Niño, IEC and Cebuano faith

Jan 24, 2016 - 8:48 AM

I have realized that at the core of Catholic Cebuano identity is an undying passion for prayer and love for the Santo Niño