Cebu News Digest for Jan. 20, 2016: Roads closed for IEC; ban street parties if you can’t control crowd: mauling victim

MAULED. Carlo Borromeo, left, was mauled during the Sinulog afterparty. At right is a photo of what he and his family suspect to be one of the attackers.

A guitarist and marketing professional asked Sinulog organizers to increase police presence and ban street parties if they cannot guarantee the safety of people. Carlo Borromeo was mauled by 5 men during the Sinulog afterparty Sunday night on Ramon Aboitiz St., within the hot spot of rowdy parties in Cebu City after the annual festival.

Sinulog must-try: BE Resort Mactan Boodle Lunch

BOODLE PACKAGE. The dining concept has its roots from the “boodle fight,” a style of communal eating where people gather around a table on which rice and viand are laid out, traditionally on banana leaves or newspapers, for everyone to eat with their hands.

Unless you’ve tried the “boodle fight,” you can’t say your Cebu culinary experience is complete. The meal has its roots in the shared dining concept of communal eating where the rice and viand are laid out on the table on banana leaves or newspapers. The Boodle Fight was said to have originated from the shared meals of soldiers.

Sinulog 2016 tip: Stay online for 3 days for only P50

If you’re lucky to be in Cebu for the country’s biggest festival, stay online and share your experience by enrolling into Smart’s Big Bytes 50. For just P50, you get 350 MB for surfing and access to your favorite apps and 600MB for your choice of videos and music in the extensive catalogue of Fox, iFlix and Spinnr valid for 3 days.

Cebu News Digest for Jan. 13, 2016: Liquor banned on Sinulog parade route; ‘arrogant driver’ fined P6,000; family caught with P2M shabu

Stores along the Sinulog grand parade route were reminded not to allow parking nor sell liquor in Sunday’s activity. Councilor Dave Tumulak met with business owners to remind them of the guidelines on the selling of alcohol and parking. Last year, images of drunk revelers who slept on the streets led to calls for the banning of street parties along the carousel route this year.

Smart, InnoPub release handy guide to Sinulog 2016

COMPREHENSIVE, MOBILE GUIDE. The Sinulog Guide is “a useful resource that provides important information to our guests and visitors. It’s all about Sinulog and how to make the most of it,” said Sinulog Foundation executive director Ricky Ballesteros.

Get a handy guide to everything Sinulog–from religious activities to festive parties, through the 2016 Sinulog Guide, made possible through the collaboration of mobile leader Smart Communications (Smart), Cebu-based new media startup InnoPub Media, and the Sinulog Foundation, Inc.

Air Asia lines up discounts, freebies, perks for Sinulog passengers

Get a taste of local goodness from Air Asia Philippines and partner establishments when you fly Air Asia to Cebu for the Sinulog 2016 Festival. Air Asia passengers from January 12-16, 2016 will receive a Red Hot AirAsia Sinulog Kit with discounts and freebies and lots of perks from the following Air Asia partner establishments:…

Facebook post leads to taxi driver’s suspension; 5T cops to secure Sinulog, IEC; PNP orders transfer of 3 chiefs in Cebu

VIRAL COMPLAINT. Photos on the incident as posted on Facebook. (From Cebu Flash Report FB page)

Taxi driver accused of demanding P2,000 from passenger. A viral post over Facebook led to the suspension of a taxi driver, who allegedly demanded P2,000 from a passenger whose child vomited inside his cab.

Cebu News Digest for Jan. 11, 2016: Transformations, ‘fresh ideas’ win big in Sinulog Sa Kabataan; City to go after smokers, litterbugs during Sinulog; City Hall has unspent billions

Cebu City Hall reminded the public not to litter and to avoid smoking in public spaces during the week-long Sinulog Celebration. Cebu City Environmental and Sanitation Enforcement Team chief Grace Luardo said their office will implement the law strictly and catch those who violate the provisions.

Air Asia makes Sinulog 2016 more festive for passengers

Fly Air Asia to Cebu from January 12 to 16, 2016 and experience your best Sinulog Festival yet. Passengers bound for Cebu on these dates will receive an Air Asia Red Hot Sinulog Kit containing discount coupons and freebies from partner establishments, schedule of activities, and festival tips.

Cebu News Digest for Jan. 8, 2016: Labella to limit bleachers along Carousel route; Duterte visits Cebu, tells Cebuanos to look at his deeds, not words

CHANGES. The Cebu City Government will implement changes on the parade route in a bid to make the celebration safer. (Photo by Rolando Pascua, published with the permission of the Sinulog Foundation, Inc.)

Acting Cebu City Mayor Edgar Labella says they will implement changes for this year’s Sinulog celebration to make it safer. The City will also form a Task Force Carousel to make sure the changes are implemented.

Marco Polo presents Sinulog feast in Sugbusog 2016: Seafood Edition

Grilled saang.

From lechon to tinola, talong salad to fish kinilaw, ginabot to crispy fish bihod, escabeche to kalderetang kanding, the Sugbusog 2016: Seafood Edition at Marco Polo Plaza Cebu’s Café Marco is all the Cebuano dishes you love and more, prepared the five-star way.

Cebu News Digest for Jan. 7, 2016: Thousands join Walk With Jesus to mark start of Fiesta Señor; ‘desperate love’ led to baby’s kidnapping; budget war continues in Cebu City Council

WALK WITH JESUS. The penitential walk from the Fuente Osmeña rotunda to the Basilica Minore del Sto. Niño marks the start of the religious celebration of Sinulog 2016. (Photo by Anthony Leuterio)

The religious celebration of the Fiesta Señor started early this morning with a penitential walk by Sto. Niño devotees from the Fuente Osmeña rotunda to the Basilica Minore del Sto. Niño.

Festival revelry continues with Sinulog 2016 parties

Heard about the ban on the Sinulog 2016 street parties? Never fear! Sinulog Festival party scenes continue with these big ticket dance and music parties happening in various places in the metro. Have your pick of the coolest and wildest gatherings in town. Here are the popular Sinulog 2016 parties already with permits from the…

Cebu News Digest for Jan. 6, 2016: Tip leads to arrest of woman accused of stealing baby; organizers appeal for decency in Sinulog; police finalizes IEC security plans

THE woman accused of abducting a newborn baby from Vicente Sotto Memorial Hospital has been found, thanks to a Facebook post by photojournalist Alan Tangcawan.

Cebu News Digest for January 4, 2016: Mandaue unveils plans to ease traffic; no permits for wild Sinulog parties, 7 Cebu schools named centers of excellence, development

MANDAUE TRAFFIC. The new executive director of the Traffic Enforcement Agency of Mandaue has announced plans to ease the traffic gridlock in the city.

Here’s what you need to know this firs Monday morning of 2016. The top Cebu news headlines for January 4, 2016.
Mandaue City announces plans to ease traffic

The Mandaue City Government is looking into ways to lessen the monstrous traffic prevailing in the city, according to Florentino Nimor Jr., the new executive director of the Traffic Enforcement Agency of Mandaue (TEAM).