Sinulog parties’ trash hits 113 tons

SINULOG TRASH. Garbage piled up as the Sinulog crowd along Osmeña Blvd. started to thin out. But cleaners managed to clear the streets before 7 the next morning. (Sun.Star Photo/Allan Cuizon)

SINULOG TRASH. Garbage piled up as the Sinulog crowd along Osmeña Blvd. started to thin out. But cleaners managed to clear the streets before 7 the next morning. (Sun.Star Photo/Allan Cuizon)

More revelers in the Sinulog parade and after-parties meant more work for Cebu City Hall’s clean-up crew — at least three more tons of garbage to collect, for starters.

Scavengers lightened the Department of Public Services’ (DPS) load by collecting most of the water bottles, but as of 9 a.m. Monday, at least 113 tons of trash was already collected, compared to 100 tons in 2012. Read the rest of this entry

Basakanon to join Aliwan fest

LUMAD. After placing second in the free interpretation category in last Sunday's Sinulog, the Lumad Basakanon will join again the Aliwan Festival in Pasay City. (Sun.Star Photo/Amper Campana)

LUMAD. After placing second in the free interpretation category in last Sunday’s Sinulog, the Lumad Basakanon will join again the Aliwan Festival in Pasay City. (Sun.Star Photo/Amper Campana)

AFTER missing it for three consecutive years, the dance group Lumad Basakanon of Barangay Basak San Nicolas, Cebu City will again join the Aliwan Festival in Pasay City in April.

This was disclosed by Basak San Nicolas Barangay Captain George Rama yesterday after Lumad Basakanon received an award from the Sinulog Foundation Inc. for being one of the winners in the grand parade last Sunday. Read the rest of this entry

Partygoers get the last word

DESPITE warnings that street parties will be banned during the Sinulog, parties with loud music and liquor were still held in the streets to cap the day-long revelry last Sunday.

Senior Supt. Mariano Natu-el Jr., officer-in-charge of the Cebu City Police Office (CCPO), said, though, that they didn’t arrest anyone for holding a street party. They also did not confiscate sound systems because the gatherings were considered “tolerable.” Read the rest of this entry

Group dances ‘authentic sinug’ at Casa

PRAYER DANCE. A toddler tries to imitate a woman who is doing the sinug, the traditional prayer dance offering for Sto. Nino. At the background is the historical Casa Gorordo. (Sun.Star Photo/Arni Aclao)

PRAYER DANCE. A toddler tries to imitate a woman who is doing the sinug, the traditional prayer dance offering for Sto. Nino. At the background is the historical Casa Gorordo. (Sun.Star Photo/Arni Aclao)

IN keeping with a tradition that spans eight decades, the Turang Dance Troupe performed at the Casa Gorordo yesterday, a day after the celebration of the feast of the Sto. Niño de Cebu.

The dance group is led by 87-year-old Estelita “Nang Titang” Diola who learned the authentic Sinulog, or prayer dance from her father, Buenaventura, also known as Turang. Read the rest of this entry

4 million people join Sinulog festival

Although the crowd made him wish for wider sidewalks, Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama commended the organizers and volunteers for making the Sinulog parade “awesome, majestic and superb.”

The police estimated the crowds in both the church activities and parade at four million. The weather, sunny all throughout, defied forecasts of cloudy skies. Read the rest of this entry