January, 2011

January 31st, 2011News 0 Comments

CEBU CITY — Hotels in the city are about 80 percent booked for the Chinese New Year, said Acting Mayor Joy Augustus Young. This is good news for the City Government, which is organizing the 1st Annual Xin Nian: Cebu Chinese New Year Festival on February 5. Chinese New Year is on February 3, but […]

January 25th, 2011festival, News 0 Comments

CEBU CITY — The Cebu City Tourism Commission (CCTC) and the Hotel, Resort and Restaurant Association of Cebu (HRRAC) will hold a Chinese New Year festival on February 5 this year. The event, dubbed as the “1st Annual Xin Nian: Cebu Chinese New Year Festival 2011,” will be held at the Ayala Center Terraces from […]

January 24th, 2011Updates 0 Comments

THIS year’s Sinulog earned at least P2.2 million from ticket sales alone. Sinulog Foundation Inc. (SFI) executive director Ricky Ballesteros said their income will still increase as they have yet to compute their earnings from the registration fees for the…

January 23rd, 2011News 0 Comments

THE Cebu City Council deferred the release of the P14.5-million financial assistance to the Sinulog Foundation Inc. (SFI) that covers the expenses for this year’s Sinulog celebration. This, after Councilor Margarita “Margot” Osmeña pointed out the restrictions of the Commission…

January 22nd, 2011Gallery 0 Comments

The “Hubo” mass held at 4 a.m. Friday marks the end of the Sinulog Festival in Cebu City. The mass was held at the Basilica del Sto. Niño and was attended by hundreds of Catholic faithful. Click on the thumbnail…

January 22nd, 2011Winners 0 Comments

Street Dancing Category: First place: Sinanduloy Cultural Troupe of Tangub City Second place: Lanao del Norte Third place: Lumad Basakanon Virtual Decor: First place: Elizabeth Mall Second place: Gaisano Main On-sight Decor: First place: Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Second place: PLDT Co. Third place: Abellana National High School Float Category: First place: International Pharmaceutical Inc. […]

January 20th, 2011Videos 0 Comments

Hubo mass marks end of the Sinulog Festival. It was held at the Basilica del Sto. Niño on Friday, January 21.

January 19th, 2011Columns 0 Comments

THE Sinulog festivity should, ideally, be in a wider avenue (for the street dances and parade) and bigger venue (for the grand parade’s culminating program). Or haven’t we heard, for example, organizers’ post-Sinulog assessments claiming how each year’s festivity crowd is always bigger than that of the previous one? The problem there, however, is where. […]

January 18th, 2011Columns 0 Comments

IT warms the heart to hear nice things happening to your home province, warmer still when they happen two years in succession. I was a 15-year-old fresh high school graduate when I left Masbate more than 40 years ago. To describe the community that I left behind as backward is an understatement. There was no […]

January 18th, 2011Columns 0 Comments

AFEW thoughts on Fiesta Señor 2011: Solemn procession. That rain didn’t dampen the Cebuanos’ devotion to the Sto. Niño is not surprising. Our old beliefs don’t actually consider rain pouring as bad; rather, we take it as God “showering” us with his blessings. So when the rain falls when, say, we are in a procession, […]

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