Ailing Sinulog ‘cultural bearer’ gets medicines, wheelchair

VARIOUS kinds of assistance have poured in for Estelita “Na Titang” Diola, Cebu’s “culture bearer” of Sinulog.

As of press time, Diola was still confined at the surgical ward of the Cebu City Medical Center (CCMC).

She was admitted to the hospital last Dec. 31 after she fell inside her house. Na Titang suffered shoulder and foot injuries, aside from a recurring hip fracture. Read the rest of this entry

4M crowd forecast for Sinulog grand parade

People watching the Sinulog sa Kabataan at the Cebu City Sports Center grandstand. (Sunnex)

People watching the Sinulog sa Kabataan at the Cebu City Sports Center grandstand. (Sunnex)

At least 8,000 police personnel, soldiers, reservists and cadets will help secure the Sinulog grand parade and the revelers, estimated at four million, who will join the festivities this Sunday.

As early as last weekend, several out-of-town dancing contingents arrived in Cebu City and are now staying in different public schools. Read the rest of this entry

Niño altars to greet balikbayans

PIT SENYOR! The Mactan-Cebu International Airport has placed an altar of the Holy Infant at the arrival area to welcome passengers to Cebu, which is celebrating the Fiesta Senor and the Sinulog this week. (Sun.Star Photo/Allan Cuizon)

PIT SENYOR! The Mactan-Cebu International Airport has placed an altar of the Holy Infant at the arrival area to welcome passengers to Cebu, which is celebrating the Fiesta Senor and the Sinulog this week. (Sun.Star Photo/Allan Cuizon)

THE Mactan-Cebu International Airport Authority (MCIAA) and a private firm have installed two special Sto. Niño altars as part of their preparations for the Sinulog festival.

MCIAA Public Affairs Manager Mary Ann M. Dimabayao said the two altars were installed by the authority and Simon Craft International at the International and Domestic Arrival Terminals. Read the rest of this entry

Sinulog of Oregon

By Ben R. Durano

THE Filipino American community of Oregon and Washington states held their annual celebration of the Sto. Nino fiesta in Rainier, Oregon last January 12.

The celebration was started with a novena, followed by a procession and high noon mass officiated by Fr. Henry Rufo, a Cebuano and currently the parish priest of the Nativity of BVM Catholic Church of Rainier Oregon.

Sinulog in Oregon

Sinulog in Oregon

After the mass, a feast was held at the parish social hall, highlighting the various Filipino delicacies and, of course, the lechon.

A program was held, showing off their colorful costumes and dances of the Philippines, including the traditional Sinulog (kangmanang style) dancers.