#Sinulog2018 Press Release
January 18, 2018
Two bands and a popular rapper from Manila lead performers during the Sinulog 2018 weekend evening concerts at the “Kalingawan sa Plaza” at Plaza Independencia.
The five-man alternative Pinoy rock band 6cyclemind performs with Acento Band during January 19, 2018 SMB Night, said Sinulog 2018 marketing team head Steph Señires Villarica.
The 6cyclemind anthem “Fiesta! Magsasaya ang Lahat” aptly captures the fun as they take center stage at the Plaza Independencia to entertain Sinulog 2018 revelers with their alternative OPM rock music. The group is made up of Tito Fortunato Caringal — popularly known as “Tutti” — on vocals, Herbert Hernandez on lead guitar, Roberto “Bob” Cañamo on bass, Ryan “Rye” Sarmiento on rhythm and Vic Aquino on drums.
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The rapper Raymond Abracosa, popularly known as Abra highlights the Coke Night on January 20, 2018 Saturday, said Villarica. Abra, who gained popularity with his song “Gayuma,” will perform with the local band Pandora as is front act.
Parokya ni Edgar, the six-man original Filipino rock band led by Chito Miranda, shall rock Sinulog 2018 revelers on the Globe Telecom Night on Sunday, January 21, 2018.
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#Sinulog2018 Barrio Fiesta
“Kalingawan sa Plaza” is the venue of the Sinulog 2018 fair where devotees from the religious activities at the Basilica del Santo Niño and fiesta revelers shall find Barrio Fiesta food and fun.
Aside from the ubiquitous Cebuano barbecue, one can find lechon, Japanese snacks, Manok Bisaya, and Bo’s Coffee. A row of farmers’ stalls sells fresh vegetables. Plaza Independecia is also outside the 300-meter radius from the Sinulog parade liquor ban, said Councilor Dave Tumulak, Sinulog Foundation Execom chairman.
Tumulak, meanwhile, expressed thanks for the decision of Malacañang to open the road between Plaza Independencia and Malacañang sa Sugbo. A six-man team of the Presidential Security Group (PSG) arrived Sunday evening (January 14, 2018) to assist in Sinulog 2018 preparations.
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.
Sinulog 2018 is made possible with the valuable assistance of our sponsors: Smart / PLDT / Sun; Sky Cable; Coca Cola; SM City Cebu/SM Seaside City; Flexi Finance; San Miguel Corporation; Islands Group; International Pharmaceuticals Inc.; Grab Car; Pepsi; Skygo; Robinson’s Galleria; Alcordo Advertising; 24/7 Inc; Cebu Cordova Link Expressway Corp.; Cignal; Freenet; Generika Drugstore; Globe; Phil Health; Skin Magical Beauty; TrueMoney; Food Panda; Nature’s Spring; Virginia Foods; Universal Robina Corporation; Steel Art Billboards; ML Foods Inc.; Mang Inasal; Jollibee; Air Asia; Gardenia; NutriAsia Philippines; Pioneer Adhesives; Real Page; VECO; Mineshine Milk Tea; TomFrances Layouts & Designs Inc.; Mega Global Corp.; and Novellino Wines Minor.
Maerylle D. Blauta (center in FB photo below),18, of Tribo Buyoganon, won the
Festival Queen APP USERS’ CHOICE AWARD. She got the votes
of 48 percent of all who downloaded the ‘Sinulog 2018’ mobile app
before the Festival Queen Coronation Night program started at
7:30 pm January 19, 2010 at the Cebu City Sports Center.
Miss Steph Sineres Villarica (Sinulog 2018 Marketing Team leader)
and Doris Isubal Mongaya (Sinulog 2018 Marketing Team member
and CEO of PRworks Inc.) handed Ms. Blauta a bouquet of flowers
and P10,000 cash from PRworks. The Sinulog 2018 mobile app sponsors
are Bloq Residences, Palm Grass Heritage Hotel, Master Po Restaurant,
PRworks Inc., and City Times Square.