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• The Sinulog is a festival which is seen to honor and connect both of the Cebuanos' pagan past and Christian present.
• Historians have said that the festival has been celebrated by the natives even before the arrival of Christianity to the country to honor of their wooden idols and anitos.
• The Sto. Niño, the patron saint of Cebu City was a gift of Portugese explorer Ferdinand Magellan to Hara Amihan, wife of Rajah Humabon, who took a new name Queen Juana upon her baptismal on April 7, 1521.
• Sinulog comes from the Cebuano adverb sulog which means "like water current movement," which describes the forward-backward movement of the Sinulog dance to the beat of the drum.
• Sinulog dance steps originated from a story where Rajah Humabon's adviser, Baladhay was taken ill and was brought to a chapel where the Sto. Niño was enthroned. Baladhay was heard shouting shortly after. When asked to explain, he said he awoke to see the image of the Sto. Niño was on top of him trying to wake him up. He, however, could not explain why he was dancing as if mimicking the movement of the river, which became the traditional steps for the festival.
• Forty-four years after Magellan died in the shores of Mactan, a new set of explorers led by Miguel Lopez de Legaspi came to Cebu. A soldier names Juan Camus found the image of the Sto. Niño in a wooden box lying side by side with wooden idols.
• It is believed that the Sinulog was danced by the natives every year since the arrival of Magellan in 1521. However, the festival was held in honor of the Sto. Niño, and no longer of wooden idols.
• The Sinulog Festival is celebrated for nine days culminating with a grand street parade.
• A fluvial parade for the Sto. Niño is held the day before the parade from Mandaue to Cebu City. The procession ends at the Basilica where a reenactment of Christianizing of Cebu is held.
• Many smaller versions of the parade is held in various parts of the province prior to the grand festival.
I guess everyone is waiting for this - Sinulog Photo Contest 2010!
A. GENERAL INFORMATION
1. The photography contest is open to all amateur and professional photographers who will register with the Sinulog Foundation during the prescribed registration period for SINULOG PHOTO CONTEST 2010.
2. Official entry forms / Registration for photo contest participants will open January 2, 2010 at the Sinulog Foundation, Inc. office from 9:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M. Look for Dolly Del Mar.
3. Deadline for registration will be on January 16, 2010 at 5:00 P.M.
4. Registration Fee is SIX HUNDRED FIFTY(P650.00). Registration fee covers a competition ID allowing access to most SINULOG 2010 activities, SINULOG T –SHIRT (MUST BE WORN DURING SINULOG DAY) plus ten (10) entries of (5R) photographs. An additional thirty pesos (P30.00) will be charged for every additional photo. Each participant will be issued an ID number that will be used in identifying thePhotographs upon submission of the entries. In case of disqualification, registration fees and entry fees are not refundable.
5. This year, there are two Modes of Picture Take being considered.
Film Category – Any analog camera film size / format can be used, as long as the final entry must be a printed (5”x7”)
Digital Category – Digital Cameras that are capable of taking Raw Format Files, APS format cameras are eligible.
6. Photo Contest Categories – all activities involving SINULOG 2010.
Vice Mayor Mike Rama the Chairman of Sinulog Foundation, Inc. announced that all contingents from Sinulog sa Kabataan sa Lalawigan and tomorrow Sinulog sa Dakbayan competitions, win or not win are eligible to join the Grand Mardigra this coming January 17, 2010
Here are the complete list of the WINNERS of Sinulog sa Kabataan sa Lalawigan 2010
* First: Pajo Elementary School – Lapulapu City
* Second: Santa Filomena Elementary School – Alegria Cebu
* Third: North City Central School – West Toledo District, Toledo City
* Fourth: Cambanay and DT Elementary School – Danao City
* Fifth: Bogo City Delegation – Bogo City
Best in Costume: Pajo Elementary School – Lapulapu City
* First: Tayud National High School – Tayud, Consolacion Cebu
* Second: Silaw Culture and Arts Dance Troupe (Carcar Central National High School) – Carcar City
* Third: Talisay City Division (Talisay City National High School) – Talisay City
* Fourth: Department of Education (Toledo National Vocational School) – Toledo City
* Fifth: Department of Education (Naga Cebu) – West Poblacion, Naga Cebu
Best in Costume: Tayud National High School – Tayud, Consolacion Cebu
Congratulations to all the Winners of the Sinulog sa Kabataan sa Lalawigan 2010.
Earlier this afternoon at the Cebu City Sports Center, the Sinulog sa Kabataan sa Dakbayan 2010 was also held. Below is the complete list of Sinulog sa Kabataan sa Dakbayan 2010 winners .
* 1st: Mabolo Elementary School – Tribu Mabolokon – MJ Cuenco Avenue, Mabolo Cebu City
* 2nd: Lahug Elementary School – Gorordo Avenue, Lahug Cebu City
* 3rd: Cebu City Central School – P. del Rosario Street Cebu City
* 4th: Guadalupe Elementary School/Barangay Council – Guadalupe Cebu City
* 5th: Labangon Elementary School – Katipunan Street, Labangon Cebu City
Best in Costume: Mabolo Elementary School – Tribu Mabolokon – MJ Cuenco Avenue, Mabolo Cebu City
* 1st: Abellana National High School – Osmena Boulevard Cebu City
* 2nd: Camp Lapulapu National High School – Apas
* 3rd: Inayawan Night High School – F. Jaca Street, Inayawan Cebu City
* 4th: Don Vicente Rama Memorial National High School – Macopa Street, Basak-Pardo Cebu City
* 5th: Banilad National High School – Governor Cuenco Avenue, Banilad Cebu City
Best in Costume: Abellana National High School – Osmena Boulevard Cebu City
Sinulog sa Kabataan sa Dakbayan 2010 winners will receive the following prizes:
1st place: P150k + trophy
2nd place: P100k + trophy
3rd place: P75k + trophy
4th place: P50k + trophy
5th place / Best in Costume: P25k + trophy
Congratulations to all the Sinulog sa Kabataan sa Dakbayan 2010 winners!
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