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
THE image of the Sto. Nino that will be featured in the grand finale dance this Sunday is said to be one of the closest a replica can get to the original image of the Holy Child.
It is carved out of styrofoam and painted by 27-year-old Norman Prias.
Prias also sewed the robe for the image and worked on its intricate beadwork himself. Read the rest of this entry
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
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
A DANCE of thanksgiving for a successful operation will be performed by a group of devotees on the eve of the feast day of the Sto. Niño this Saturday.
Lorna Alvarez, 42, said she was diagnosed with an enlargement of the heart and underwent a myoma operation on the day of canonization of Pedro Calungsod last Oct. 21, 2012. Read the rest of this entry
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.
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.