120,000 devotees walk with Mary

At least 120,000 Marian devotees joined the “Walk with Mary” foot penitential procession from Fuente Osmeña to Basilica del Sto. Niño today, said Joy Tumulak of the City Traffic Operations Management (Citom).

Geline Genosulango, 56, a resident of Ermita Proper, who believed to have been cured from a disease by Our Lady of Guadalupe, participated again as her promise to the Blessed Virgin Mary. Read the rest of this entry

Maylon wins Sinulog Idol Season 4

Sinulog Idol Season 4 grand winner Claro "Chinky" Maylon Jr.

Sinulog Idol Season 4 grand winner Claro “Chinky” Maylon Jr.

The one-week Sinulog Idol singing competition culminated Thursday night with Claro “Chinky” Maylon Jr., a second year AB Music student of the University of Southern Philippines, emerging as the grand champion.

Maylon, 21, of Naga, Cebu, will take home P15,000 and gift certificates worth P5,000 courtesy of Dole.

His winning piece was the song “Angels Brought Me Here” by Guy Sebastian. Read the rest of this entry

Devotees City accommodates out-of-towners

DANCING CITY. A handful of devotees dance the Sinulog while checking their temporary shelter made of container vans that the city prepared for them for the Sinulog festivities. (Sun.Star Photo/Alex Badayos)

DANCING CITY. A handful of devotees dance the Sinulog while checking their temporary shelter made of container vans that the city prepared for them for the Sinulog festivities. (Sun.Star Photo/Alex Badayos)

There should be no politics in culture and the arts, said Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama during the launching of the Devotee City along with Councilor Roberto Cabarrubias.

Both officials belong to different political groups but have worked together for years for the Devotee City, an area at the Compaña Maritima where 100 container vans are stacked together to make a two-story housing compound for those who live outside Cebu City.

Devotees only have to show their bus or boat tickets to be able to avail of the temporary housing for those visiting Cebu City for the Sinulog festivities. Read the rest of this entry

Apas high school wins this time

Apas National High School’s winning performance (Video by Sunnex)

FOR the past five years, Apas National High School of Barangay Apas, Cebu City has placed second in the annual Sinulog sa Kabataan sa Dakbayan.

Yesterday, they turned things around and won in the secondary level category of the Sinulog sa Kabataan sa Dakbayan at the Cebu City Sports Center.

They bested six other contingents including Abellana National High School who is the defending champion and the grand slam title holder. Read the rest of this entry

Exhibit of statues opens in Ayala

Cebu Archbishop Emeritus Ricardo Cardinal Vidal leads the opening and blessing of the Sto. Nino exhibit in Ayala Center Cebu. With him is Cebu Holdings president Francis Monera. (Sun.Star Photo/Ruel Rosello)

Cebu Archbishop Emeritus Ricardo Cardinal Vidal leads the opening and blessing of the Sto. Nino exhibit in Ayala Center Cebu. With him is Cebu Holdings president Francis Monera. (Sun.Star Photo/Ruel Rosello)

USING simple images of the Holy Infant Jesus is part of promoting devotion, said Archbishop Emeritus of Cebu Ricardo Cardinal Vidal.

The cardinal was referring to statues that are part of an exhibit at the Ayala Center Cebu, which opened last Friday.

Vidal was the guest of honor at the opening. Read the rest of this entry

Parade kicks off Sinulog 2013

Photos by Sun.Star Cebu

This year’s Fiesta Señor and Sinulog festivities officially opened Friday, with church officials challenging devotees to grow in their faith in Sto. Niño.

Msgr. Roberto “Boy” Alesna, who was the main celebrant in the solemn mass during the opening salvo at the Basilica del Sto. Niño, said the devotees should develop a faith that is “sincere and authentic.” Read the rest of this entry

Sinulog Idol 2013 elimination night starts

NONE of the Sinulog Idol 2013 contestants was eliminated in the first elimination night held at the Fuente-Osmeña Circle on Friday, January 11.

The 12 contestants rendered songs of their choice on the first night Friday. They are set to perform upbeat music of the 80s tonight (Saturday night), the second day of the elimination.

Hannah Mariee Rondez, 20, who sang “Bukas na lang kita Mamahalin” by Lani Misalucha, bagged the Star of the Night award for the Song of Choice category.  [Watch their performances]

Below are the names of those who made it to the Sinulog Idol, a prestigious singing completion held every January in time for the Sinulog festival celebration:

1.
Sean Micheal Uy or “Sean”
18 years old
Talamban, Cebu City
2nd year, BS Physical therapy, Cebu Doctor’s Univesrity

2.
Melody Esther Loern Hodgson or “Melody”
16 years old
Lapu-Lapu City
1st year, BS Psychology, University of San Carlos

3.
Chersih Pearl Cartalaba or “Cherish”
18 years old
Basak San Nicolas, Cebu City
3rd year, BS Accounting Technology, Cebu Institute of Technology-University

4.
Trisha Mae Noval Tarona or “Ish”
17 years old
Mandaue City
1st year, BS Psychology, University of San Carlos

5.
Ma. Shiella Lopez or “Shiella”
20 years old
San Remegio, Cebu
2nd year, BS Criminology, University of the Visayas

6.
Hannah Mariee Rondez or “Hannah”
20 years old
Inayawan, Cebu City
3rd year, BSBA Financial Management, University of San Jose Recoletos

7.
Earl Anthony Enolpe, RN or “Earl”
23 years old
Inayawan, Cebu City
Graduate of Cebu City Medical Center College of Nursing

8.
Alden Asehan Jr. or “Alden”
19 years old
Minglanilla, Cebu
2nd year, BS in Elementary Education, Cebu Institute of Technology-University

9.
Claro Maylon Jr. or “Chingkie”
21 years old
Naga, Cebu
2nd year, AB Music, University of Southern Philippines

10.
Junrey Rosales Tomong or “Teej”
19 years old
Mambaling, Cebu City
3rd year, BS Maritime Transportation, University of Cebu Maritime Education

11.
Dan Valentin Escasinas III or “Dan”
17 years old
Mambaling, Cebu City
1st year, BS Electronics and Communication Engineering, CIT-University

12.
Mariel Minglanilla or “Mariel”
15 years old
San Fernando, Cebu
3rd year high school, Sangat National High School

Criteria for judging:

Voice Quality – 30%
Stage performance – 30%
Star Appeal – 30%
Overall impact – 10%

Prizes

Grand champion – P15,000 and a trophy
1st runner-up – P10,000 and a trophy
2nd runner-up – P7,000 and a trophy
Consolation prizes are given to those who will be eliminated.

 

Traffic to be rerouted for launching parade

THE Cebu City Traffic Operations Management (Citom) advised motorists to follow rerouting signs today as the city kicks off the Sinulog 2013 celebration.

Citom executive director Atty. Rafael Yap said vehicular traffic from the main entrance of the Basilica del Sto. Niño on Osmeña Blvd. to the Fuente Osmeña Rotunda will be affected in today’s launching parade.

Rerouting will start at 2 p.m. until the activity is finished, he said. Read the rest of this entry

Procession kicks off Fiesta Señor

WALK WITH JESUS. More than 20,000 devotees of the Senor Sto. Niño join the two-kilometer foot procession at dawn from Fuente Osmena to the Basilica Minore del Santo Niño to start the novena of the Feast of the Holy Child, the biggest religious celebration in the Visayas. (Sun.Star Photo/Alex Badayos)

WALK WITH JESUS. More than 20,000 devotees of the Senor Sto. Niño join the two-kilometer foot procession at dawn from Fuente Osmena to the Basilica Minore del Santo Niño to start the novena of the Feast of the Holy Child, the biggest religious celebration in the Visayas. (Sun.Star Photo/Alex Badayos)

SOME 25,000 people participated in the “Walk for Jesus” at dawn yesterday.

Waterfront Police Station Chief Wildemar Tiu said the procession went smoothly. Read the rest of this entry

Novena Masses Schedule

January 10-20, 2013 General Novena Masses Schedule – Pilgrim Sponsors

Theme: “Journeying Together in Faith with Sto. Niño”

5:30 am – City Parishes / Barangays
7:00 am – Business Sectors
8:30 am – Basic Education – Private Schools
10:00 am – Parishes: District & Vicariate
11:30 am – Business Sectors
1:00 pm – Government Offices: City & Provincial
2:30 pm – Basic Education – Public by Districts
4:00 pm – Colleges
5:30 pm – Universities
7:00 pm – Archdiocesan Organizations, Movement & Communities

 

FIRST DAY NOVENA – January 10, 2013 (Thursday) Dawn Procession – WALK WITH JESUS

4:00 am – Assembly Time – (Area) Fuente Osmeña
4:30 am – FOOT PENITENTIAL PROCESSION (Fuente Osmeña – Basilica)
Please bring your rosaries, candles & statue of Santo Niño.
5:30 am – FIRST MASS – Installation of Hermano and Hermana Mayores 2013

 

SECOND DAY NOVENA – January 11, 2013 (Friday)

2:30 pm – Opening Salvo Sinulog Foundation
8:30 pm – Senior Citizens’ Night

 

THIRD DAY NOVENA – January 12, 2013 (SATURDAY)

8:30 pm – Barangay Night/ Halad sa Barangay

 

FOURTH DAY NOVENA – January 13, 2013 (SUNDAY)

8:30 am – Children’s Mass with Colegio del Sto. Niño

 

NINTH DAY NOVENA – January 18, 2013 (FRIDAY) Dawn Procession – WALK WITH MARY

4:00 am – Assembly Time – (Area) Fuente Osmeña
4:30 am – FOOT PENITENTIAL PROCESSION (Fuente Osmeña – Basilica)
Please bring with you rosaries, candle & statues of Santo Niño.

5:30 am – Holy Mass and Novena
7:00 am – MISA DE TRANSLACION

(Motorcade proceeds to National Shrine of St. Joseph, Mandaue City)

1 – 2 pm – District Teachers Traditional Halad
8:30 pm – Reenactment of the First Wedding
- DepEd Night

 

VESPERAS – January 19, 2013 ( SATURDAY)

5:30 am – Visayan Mass
7:00 am – Mass for the OFW Families
7:00 am – FLUVIAL PROCESSION – Route: Ouano Wharf, Mactan Bridge, Lapu-lapu, Pasil, Pier 1
9:30 am – Reenactment of the Arrival of the Image
10:00 am – Reenactment of the First Mass and Baptism
1:00 pm – Solemn Procession of the Miraculous Image
6:00 pm – Pontifical Mass, Traditional Sinulog, Fireworks Display

 

SOLEMNITY: FIESTA SEÑOR DAY – January 20, 2013 (SUNDAY)

4:00 am – Mañanita Mass
6:00 am – Pontifical Mass with His Grace Cebu Archbishop Jose B. Palma, D.D.
8:30 am – Augustinian Recollect Communities
10:00 am – Cebuano mass
11:30 am – English Mass
1:00 pm – Cebuano Mass
2:20 pm – Cebuano Mass
4:00 pm – Cebuano Mass
5:30 pm – English Mass
7:00 pm – English mass

 

THANKSGIVING MASS – January 21, 2013 (MONDAY)

6:00 am – Cebuano Mass
7:00 am – English Mass
8:00 am – Mass for the OFWs
10:00 am – Thanksgiving Mass with San Nicolas Parish
2:00 pm – Thanksgiving Mass – Sinulog Foundation
4:00 pm – Requiem Mass for the Deceased Devotees
5:30 pm – Healing Mass for the Sick and the Aged
7:00 pm – English Mass

 

HUBO – January 25, 2013 (FRIDAY)

4:00 am – “Hubo Mass”
6:00 am – Cebuano Mass
7:00 am – English Mass
8:00 am – English Mass
9:00 am – Cebuano Mass
10:00 am – Cebuano Mass
11:00 am – Cebuano Mass
12:00 nn – English Mass
1:00 pm – Cebuano Mass
2:00 pm – English Mass
3:00 pm – Cebuano Mass
4:00 pm – Cebuano Mass
5:00 pm – English Mass
6:00 pm – English Mass
7:00 pm – English Mass

 

Sinulog 2013 Schedule of Activities

Listed below are the activities scheduled next year in celebration of the Sinulog Festival in Cebu City. This schedule was released months before the festival.

 

December 01 – January 31, 2012 Sinulog Street Fair Osmeña Blvd.
December 15, 2012 – January 26, 2013 3:30 PM Sinulog 2012 Winning Photo Exibits @3rd Level SM City Cebu
December 30, 2012 (Sunday)  Sinulog 2013 Fun Run
7:00 A.M Elimination of Sinulog Dance Crew and Musicfest, Cebu City Sports Center
January 05, 2013(Saturday) 
9:00 A.M Elimination of Sinulog Choral Competition, Cebu City Sports Center
January 10, 2013 (Thursday) Opening Salvo: Walk with Jesus
4:00 A.M Assembly Time (Area) Fuente Osmeña
4:30 A.M Start of Walk-Fuente Osmeña Blvd., Basilica del Sto. Niño
5:30 AM Installation of Hermano & Hermana Mayores 20113
January 11, 2013 (Friday) Sinulog 2013 Kick Off
January 11-21, 2013 Sinulog Fiesta (OTOP FAIR) SM Cebu Atrium
2:30PM Solemn Mass (Basilica del Sto. Niño)
3:00 PM Launching Parade (Basilica del Sto. Niño to Cebu City Sports Center)
7:00 PM Opening and Launching Program, Fuente Osmeña

Ms. Cebu 2013 Presentation

8:00 PM Sinulog Idol (Fuente Osmeña Circle)
9:00 PM Street Party Bands
January 12, 2013 (Saturday) Sinulog sa Kabataan – Lalawigan
1:00 PM Parade of Participants, Capitol Site to Cebu City Sports Center
2:00 PM Sinulog sa Kabataan sa Lalawigan, Cebu City Sports Center
6:30 PM Cultural Show by the Dept. Of Education RO VII(Fuente Osmeña)
8:00 PM Sinulog Idol (Fuente Osmeña Circle)
9:00 PM Concert @ the Fuente Osmeña , Street Party Bands
January 13, 2013 (Sunday) Sinulog sa Kabataan- Dakbayan
4:00 AM Cebu City 2013 Marathon – www.cebumarathon.com
1:00 PM Parade of Participants, Plaza Independencia to Cebu City Sports Center
2:00 PM Sinulog sa Kabataan sa Dakbayan, Cebu City Sports Center
6:00 PM Grand Finals of Sinulog Choral Competition
6:30 PM Cultural Show (Fuente Osmeña) by University of San Carlos
8:00 PM Sinulog Idol (Fuente Osmeña Circle)
9:00 PM Concert @ the Fuente O, Street Party Bands
January 14, 2013 (Monday) 
8:00 AM Balik Cebu Airport Welcome
6:30 PM Cultural Show (Fuente Osmeña)
8:00 PM Sinulog Idol (Fuente Osmeña Circle) University of Cebu & University of the Visayas
9:00 PM Concert @ the Fuente O , Street Party Bands
January 15, 2013 (Tuesday) 
6:30 PM Cultural show (Fuente Osmeña) Southwestern University, University of San Jose – Recoletos, University of Southern Philippines Foundation
8:00 PM Sinulog Idol (Fuente Osmeña Circle)
9:00 PM Concert @ the Fuente O , Street Party Bands
January 16, 2013 (Wednesday) 
9:00 AM Airport Welcome (Balikbayan Flights)
6:30 PM Cultural Shows (Fuente Osmeña)
7:00 PM Ms. Cebu 2013 Coronation Night, Waterfront Lahug Hotel
8:00 PM Sinulog Idol (Fuente Osmeña Circle)
9:00 PM Concert @ the Fuente O , Street Party Bands
January 17, 2013 (Thursday)
9:00 AM Airport Welcome (Balikbayan Flights)
6:30 PM Cultural Shows (Fuente Osmeña)

Sinulog Festival Queen Runway Competition and Photoshoot

6:00 PM Balik Cebu, Welcome Party @ Ayala Center Cebu
8:00 PM Sinulog Idol Grand Finals(Fuente Osmeña Circle)

Handumanan @ Ayala Terraces

9:00 PM Concert @ the Fuente Osmeña , Street Party Bands
January 18, 2013 (Friday) Visual Merchandising Contest(Dept. Stores and Malls)
4:00 AM Walk with Mary (Area) Fuente Osmeña-Sto. Niño
9:00 AM Solidarity Meeting (All Competing Contingent /Floats / Higante / Puppteers)  @ Cebu City Sports Center Gym
6:00 PM Sinulog Dance Crew and Musicfest Grand Finals, Cebu City Sports Center
7:00 PM Sinulog MusicFest Finals @Cebu City Sports Center
7:30 PM Sinulog Festival Queen 2013, Cebu City Sports Center
8:00 PM Cebu Popular Music Festival, Cebu Coliseum
January 19, 2013 (Saturday)
6:00 AM Fluvial Procession of the Miraculous Image of Sto. Niño
9:00 AM Re-enactment of the Baptism of Queen Juana and Rajah Humabon Basilica del Sto.Niño

9th “THE STREET VIBRATION & BIG BIKE RALLY 2013, by V-max owners Group Inc., Cebu Chapter

2:00 PM Solemn Procession of the Miraculous Image of Sto. Niño
7:00 PM Sinulog Fireworks Competition @ SM City Cebu

Street party @ Fuente Osmeña and Plaza Independencia

8:00 PM Kasadya Nite Mardi Gras @ Ayala Center Cebu
January 20, 2013 (Sunday) SINULOG GRAND PARADE
4:00 AM Mañanita Mass @Basilica del Sto. Niño
6:00 AM Pontifical mass with His Eminence Ricardo J. Cardinal Vidal
9:00 AM Sinulog Grand Parade Carousel Kick Off
7:00 PM Grand Finale and Grand Fireworks, Cebu City Sports Center
7:30 PM Street Party Bands, Fuente Osmeña
January 21, 2013 (Monday)
1:00 PM Awarding Ceremonies, Cebu City Sports Center
January 25, 2013 (Friday) “HUBO”
4:00 AM “HUBO Mass” Ritual @ Basilica del Sto. Niño
January 26, 2013 (Saturday)
1:00 PM Screening of Finaslists Short Film/Video Documentary Contest

Sinulog 2013 Photo Contest Winners Exhibits

6:00 PM Awarding Ceremonies Photo Contest and  City

Video Documentary Contest @SM Cebu

January 26– Feb. 10, 2013 Photo Exhibits “Winning Photos Sinulog ’13 @SM City Cebu