Friday, January 12, 2018

SINULOG 2018 - Schedule of Novena Masses

Sinulog Novena Mass by Cedric Lucero
Taken during the Sinulog 2013 Novena Mass at Basilica del Sto. Niño. 
SINULOG 2018 - Mass Schedule. Photo by: Basilica del Sto. Niño Facebook Page.

#Sinulog2018 #FiestaSenyor2018


Thursday, January 11, 2018

Barrio fiesta ‘Kalingawan sa Plaza’ Cebu

Will the ban on drinking liquor and loud parties within a 300-meter radius from the grand parade route diminish the fun from Sinulog 2018?

The ban brings back attention to the essence of the Sinulog, which is a dance of worship for Cebu’s Patron Señor Santo Niño, on January 21, 2018

But a Philippine fiesta is not complete without the fiesta food and the fun, said Sinulog Executive Committee chairman Councilor Dave Tumulak.

The ‘Kalingawan sa Plaza,’ Sinulog fair at Plaza Independencia, is a major fiesta component. There will be a variety of food stalls, inflatables and a tartanilla ride for the kids, and nightly entertainment during the Sinulog week, he said.

The following is the schedule for the nightly entertainment:

January 12

- Launching program of the Sinulog Festival Queen, Sinulog Idol, and Sinulog Dance Crew

January 13 

- Cultural Show by Department of Education Cebu Province 

January 14 

- Cultural Show by Cebu Technological University (CTU) and Indiana Aerospace University 

January 15 

- Cultural Show by University of the Visayas and University of Cebu
January 16 

- Cultural Show by Mandaue City College and Mandaue School for the Arts

January 17 

- Cultural Show by Salazar Institute of Technology and Cebu Doctors’ University -
- Cultural Show by Department of Education Cebu City
- Music and Comedy Night by Flexi Finance

January 18 

- Cultural show by University of San Carlos
- Variety show by 24/7
- Sky Night by SkyCable Cebu

January 19 

- Cultural Show by University of Southern Philippines Foundation, University of San Jose-Recoletos, and Cebu Institute of Technology University
- 6 Cycle Mind and Banda ni Kleggy c/o San Miguel Corp.

January 20

- Sinulog Idol 2018 Grand Finals
- Coke Studio Artists with Coca Cola Philippines

January 21 

- IPI Night
- Parokya ni Edgar with Globe Telecom

Besides, the Plaza Independecia is outside the 300-meter radius, Tumulak said.

Imagine the fun of a 6 Cycle Mind, Franco and Parokya ni Edgar concerts at Kalingawan sa Plaza,” Tumulak said.

More than the festive barrio fiesta atmosphere at Plaza Independencia, he pointed out that the place is a short walk from the Basilica del Santo Niño and the Magellan’s Cross.

Both Cebuanos and their visitors will be treated with the presence of heritage sites especially Fort San Pedro. It connects us better with our history, that of the Sinulog and who we are, he added.

Cebu City had become the first Christian community in South East Asia after the explorer Ferdinand Magellan arrived and baptized some 800 Cebuanos in 1521. The image of Senyor Santo Niño was Magellan’s baptismal gift to Cebu’s Queen Juana. It is now the oldest religious relic in the country.

With rise of the ASEAN community, Cebu can claim as the region’s cradle of Christianity.

In addition, the arrival of Magellan gave Cebu a place in world history since Spanish expedition achieved the first circumnavigation of the world.

The Sinulog 2018 is made possible with the assistance of our sponsors: 

Smart / PLDT / Sun
Sky Cable
Coca Cola
SM City Cebu/SM Seaside City
Flexi Finance
San Miguel Corporation
Islands Group
nternational Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Grab Car
Robinson's Galleria
Alcordo Advertising
24/7 Inc
Cebu Cordova Link Expressway Corp.
Generika Drugstore
Phil Health
Skin Magical Beauty
Food Panda
Nature's Spring
Viriginia Foods
Universal Robina Corporation
Steel Art Billboards
ML Foods Inc.
Mang Inasal
Air Asia
NutriAsia Philippines
Pioneer Adhesives
Real Page
Mineshine Milk Tea
TomFrances Layouts & Designs Inc.
Mega Global Corp.
Novellino Wines Minor.

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Sinulog 2018 Schedule of Activities

SINULOG 2018 Schedule of Activities
(as of December 9, 2017)
* bookmark this page for Sinulog 2018 live coverage on January 21, 2018

Sinulog 2018 - Photo by: Sinulog Foundation Inc. 
The biggest and grandest festival in the Philippines in honour of Señor Santo Niño is celebrated every third weekend of January. This 2018, the Sinulog Grand Parade will be on January 21, 2018 (Sunday).

Taken during the Sinulog Novena Mass 2016 at Basilica del Santo Niño
Taken during the Sinulog Novena Mass 2016 at Basilica del Santo Niño

January 11, 2018 (Thursday) - Opening Salvo

January 11-19, 2018 - Novenario Days * Stay tuned for Sinulog 2018 Novena Mass Schedule

January 20, 2018 (Saturday) - Visperas, Fluvial Procession, Solemn Procession

Sinulog 2018 - Solemn Procession Route. Photo by:

January 21, 2018 (Sunday) - Sinulog Grand Parade (Fiesta Señor 2018)

Sinulog 2018 - Carousel Route. Photo by:

January 26, 2018 (Friday) - Adlaw sa Hubo 

Schedule Source: Councilor Dave Tumulak Facebook Page

Below are my photos of Sinulog 2016:

During the Grand Parade.
During the Grand Parade. Can you see me? Ha ha ha ha!
Sinulog 2016.
With my friends Jay Dequito together with Celine and Minette from
With my friends Jay Dequito together with Celine and Minette from

Crowd at the General Maxilum Avenue, Cebu City around 5pm during the Sinulog Grand Parade.
The crowd at the General Maxilum Avenue, Cebu City around 5pm during the Sinulog Grand Parade.
For more updates about the Sinulog Festival, please visit the Sinulog Foundation Inc.  links below:

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