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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

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

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

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

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!

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

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

Tighter security for IEC in Cebu after Jakarta attacks

Jan 23, 2016 - 7:36 PM

UPDATED The international conference is taking place more than a week after the deadly terrorist attacks in Jakarta

CRADLE OF CHRISTIANITY. A Catholic procession is held outside the venue of the 51st International Eucharistic Congress (IEC) in Cebu City. The IEC runs from January 24 to 31, 2016. Photo by Paterno Esmaquel II/Rappler

LIVE: Spectrum PH invades Sinulog 2016

Jan 17, 2016 - 6:21 PM

Spectrum Philippines caps off Sinulog Festival with the latest leg of the Invasion Tour at Fooda Mango Avenue Cebu City

Crowd boos VP Binay at Cebu's Sinulog festival

Jan 17, 2016 - 2:36 PM

The booing came from the Liberal Party contingent the Binay camp alleges

Vice President Jejomar Binay at the NAIA Terminal 3, January 16, 2016. Jedwin Llobrera/File/Rappler

Cebu City to fine smokers at Sinulog festival

Jan 11, 2016 - 9:20 PM

A city ordinance imposes fines of up to P1 500 on smoking and P500 on littering starting on January 11

My Sinulog: The personal and the collective

Jan 19, 2015 - 9:13 PM

It is the festival s befores and afters I find endearing reflects writer Jona Branzuela Bering

Fast Facts: What you should know about Cebu

Aug 06, 2014 - 5:15 PM

The province of Cebu celebrates its 445th founding anniversary on August 6

Metro Cebu at night

How to survive Sinulog and other Philippine festivals

Jan 10, 2014 - 9:30 PM

Here s your cheat sheet for a hassle free experience

PIT SENYOR! Colors and smiles filled the #Sinulog2013 Grand Parade, regarded as the 'Philippine Mardi Gras.' All photos by Charlie Saceda

The meaning of ‘Pit Señor’

Jan 20, 2013 - 1:13 PM

As a child Sinulog to me meant bright lights street dancing and extravagant floats and arches It was when I got a little older that I began to understand the relevance of the celebration

Devotees flock to the Basilica del Sto. Niño in Cebu City for the feast of the Holy Child Jesus. Photo by Jon Cabiles

PNoy snubbed at Sinulog?

Jan 17, 2013 - 5:48 PM

On January 20 the culmination of the Sinulog Festival in Cebu PNoy will be in Zamboanga

UNINVITED? President Benigno Aquino III in an interview with Rappler last October 2012

Miss Tourism International Rizzini Gomez to dance in Sinulog

Jan 09, 2013 - 5:03 PM

Former Sinulog Festival Queen Rizzini Alexis Gomez returns to the festival after winning the beauty pageant on New Year s eve

REYNA JUANA. Rizzini Alexis Gomez will lead the Sinulog finale dance on January 20 as the queen who received the image of the Child Jesus. Photo from the Rizzini Alexis Gomez Facebook page

Sinulog 2012

Jan 16, 2012 - 5:30 PM

Photographer Charlie Saceda gives us snapshots of the color and creativity that makes the yearly Sinulog festival a top draw

STREET DANCING. Sinulog is all about street dancers in colorful costumes depicting the early shift to Christianity by the pagan islanders.