SMART, InnoPub hold Sinulog 2015 social media photo contest

WIN 1 of 5 Smart LTE Pocket Wi-Fi devices by joining our Sinulog 2015 social media photo contest.

Get a chance to win one of five Smart LTE pocket Wi-Fi devices by downloading the Sinulog Guide app to your Android, iOS, and Windows phone devices and tagging your Sinulog 2015-related photos with #smartsinulog. InnoPub Media, in coordination with wireless services leader Smart Communications, Inc., is holding an online photo contest covering Sinulog 2015-related…

Delicacies, specialty items on sale at Sinulog Trade Fair in SM City Cebu

Delicious, delicious, delicious chicharon.

One of the best things about the Fiesta Señor is the opening early in January of the Sinulog Trade Fair where you get to buy Cebuano specialty products without needing to travel far. This year, the Sinulog Trade Fair in SM City Cebu features popular local products like ukulele and guitars; accessories and home furnishings…

Cebu News Digest: Jan. 11, 2015: Manny Pangilinan group proposal to build 3rd bridge approved; LTFRB okays P7 new minimum jeepney fare; Talisay, Tuburan win in Sinulog sa Kabataan sa Lalawigan

MVP. Business Manuel Pangilinan leads the Metro Pacific Tollways Corp., whose proposal to build the 3rd Mactan-Cebu bridge was approved by Cebu City Hall. Pangilinan is shown above during a PLDT stockholders' meeting.

It looks like the 3rd Mactan-Cebu bridge project is moving in earnest after the groundbreaking at the start of the year with the Cebu City Government approving the proposal by the Metro Pacific Tollways Corp. (MPTC). An in another bit of good news, the minimum fare in Central Visayas is now P7. In the battle…

Cebu News Digest Jan. 10, 2014: Leyte storm survivors return to dance Sinulog; Mayor Rama threatens to sue City Council for economic sabotage

RELIGIOUS FOCUS. This year’s Sinulog Grand Parade will highlight the religious foundation of the festival.

The Sinulog grand parade will focus on its religious roots as it marks its 35th year this 2015. The festival was officially launched yesterday with a parade that started at the Basilica del Sto. Niño. Previous winner and crowd favorite Tribu Lingganay from Alang-Alang town in Leyte province will join the grand parade again after…

Cebu News Digest Jan. 9, 2015: Road closure today for Sinulog launching parade; Mandaue to ban tricycles from national highways soon

HUGE TURNOUT. Yesterday mornings Walk With Jesus and mass was attended by 57,000 devotees.

Expect heavy traffic in Cebu City starting at noon today for this afternoon’s Sinulog 2015 launching parade. Early yesterday morning, Cebu saw the “biggest and most attended Walk with Jesus,” which surprised church officials who expected attendance to be affected by the upcoming visit of Pope Francis. In Mandaue, meanwhile, traffic officials said they have…

Other side of Sinulog: Cebu turns into a big party zone; here’s where you should go

Sinulog is both festive and religious. It is the biggest religious gathering in Cebu; it is also its biggest party – on the street, in dance halls and open air locations.   Revelry starts on the week leading to the grand parade and continues way into the early hours before dawn breaks each day. If you’re out…

Cebu News Digest Jan. 7, 2015: More Sinulog contingents, leaner crowd; barangay captain shot dead; Rama still hopes Pope will visit Cebu

SINULOG IS HERE. Organizers say they expect more contingents to join this year’s Sinulog grand parade. (Photo by Teddy Uy used with permission from the Sinulog Foundation)

Sinulog organizers say the visit by Pope Francis next week will impact Sinulog attendance. Those in Luzon or Leyte would likely attend papal visit activities rather than fly to Cebu for the Sinulog. Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama and some local government and church officials, however, still talk up hopes for the pope to swing…

Sinulog Festival 2015 schedule of activities

Sinulog 2014 photo contest second grand prize winner is by Teddy Uy. Used with permission from Sinulog Foundation, Inc.

Cebu’s Sinulog Festival is a celebration both solemn and festive, a festival of festivals held every January in Cebu City with much pomp and pageantry. Although the Sinulog Festival has grown to become a month-long festivity, its highlights happen every third week of January. The important Sinulog 2015 dates are January 17 and 18. Sinulog…