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(CEBU CITY – Public Information Office) – "Serve and Protect," shouted the members of the Cebu City Police Officers as Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama met with them early morning today, January 15, 2015 at the Cebu Sports Institute, barangay San Nicolas.

The police officers of CCPO headed by Chief of Police, Senior Supt. Conrad Capa appeared to recognize the call of the mayor concerning about the keenness of the team in performing their undertakings during the Sinulog celebration. Officer Linguat stressed out the robust foundation of service the team has since they are into it annually.

There were around 600 police officers present during the coordination meeting from different 11 police stations in the city. Senior Supt. Capa assured the mayor and the people of Cebu City of a successful festival that is peaceful, joyful, historical, spiritual, and safe.

The thought discipline comes along when Mayor Rama expresses sincerely the kind of mission they will do. Compassion from the heart must prevail and he implies to the officers to walk their talk. He challenged the team for this year's festivity and expect to have three (3) to four (4) million people joining the mardi gras in the new widened roads of the city.

Mayor Rama firmly demands for a sufficient mobility of the personnel. They must follow the rules like ‘no texting, taking self-photo (selfies) and no sleeping during the operation. He added that the influx of the people coming are not easy to handle, and should be taken seriously. “It is a mission with compassion,” the mayor said. (Cebu City PIO)

 

TRAFFIC RE-ROUTING PLAN

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TRAFFIC RE-ROUTING PLAN DURING THE SOLEMN 
PROCESSION OF THE MIRACULOUS IMAGE OF 
SEÑOR STO. NIÑO ON JANUARY 17, 2015 SATURDAY

TO: ALL CONCERNED

I. CITOM and the Traffic Patrol Group, Cebu City Police, Cebu City wishes to announce and inform the riding public that vehicular traffic will be re-routed temporarily on the affected streets for the solemn procession of the Miraculous Image of Sr. Sto. Niño from the Basilica del Sto. Niño, (along Osmeña Blvd.), straight to Fuente Rotunda, right turn to Gen. Maxilom Ave., proceed to Carreta junction, right turn to New Imus Road, left turn to M.J. Cuenco Ave., right turn to Osmeña Blvd., left turn to P. Burgos St., and finally back to Basilica del Sto. Niño on Saturday, January 17, 2015 at 10:00 AM until the activity is finished.

II. Clearing/Towing of vehicles and other obstruction along the procession route shall be done on January 17, 2015 at 6:00 A.M. up to 10:00 A.M. then follows the road closure.

TRAFFIC RE-ROUTING

1. Passenger jeep coming from Bulacao, Pardo and Basak passing along N. Bacalso Ave., shall follow N. Bacalso Ave., right turn to V. Rama Extn., left turn to Tres de Abril St., right turn to Lakandula St., left turn to C. Padilla St., right turn to Panganiban St., right turn to Tupas St., right turn to Tres de Abril St., left turn to N. Bacalso Ave., then back to their point of origin.

2. Passenger jeep coming from Bulacao, Pardo, Alumnos, Inayawan and Basak passing along C. Padilla St., shall turn right to Carlock St., left turn to Tupas St., left turn to T. Abella St., right turn to C. Padilla St., right turn to Lakandula St., right turn to Tupas St., right turn to T. Abella St., left turn to C. Padilla St., then to their point of origin.

3. Passenger jeep coming from Banawa, Capitol, Guadalupe, and Oppra passing along Osmeña Blvd., shall go straight along Osmeña Blvd., right turn to J. Llorente St., right turn to Don Mariano Cui St., to their usual route, then to their point of origin.

4. Passenger jeep coming from Banawa, and Guadalupe, passing V. Rama Ave./B. Rodriguez St., shall right turn to Katipunan St., left turn to A. Lopez St., follow to Tres de Abril St., left turn to N. Bacalso Ave., except 06A and 06G shall turn left to V. Rama Ave., to their usual route, then to their point of origin.

5. Passenger jeep coming from Lahug, Apas and Plaza Housing passing along N. Escario St., shall follow to N. Escario St., left turn to Juana Osmeña St., right to J. LLorente St., right turn to Osmeña Blvd., right turn to N. Escario St., then back to their point of origin.

6. Passenger jeep coming from Lahug, Apas and Plaza Housing passing along Gorordo Ave., shall follow to Gorordo Ave., left turn to Cardinal Rosales Ave., then make a U-turn at C. Rosales Ave., right turn to Gorordo Ave., then back to their point of origin.

7. Passenger jeep coming from Talamban and Pit-os upon reaching Ayala, while traversing along Gorordo Ave., left turn to Cardinal Rosales Ave., back to Ayala, to their usual route, then to their point of origin.

8. Passenger jeep coming from Mabolo including 03B while traversing along Juan Luna Ave., shall go straight then turn right to A. Soriano Ave., left turn to Gen. Maxilom Extn., right turn to D. Gaisano St., left turn to T. Padilla St., left turn to S. Osmeña Ave., left turn to Gen. Maxilom Extn., right turn to J.C. Veyra St., left turn Juan Luna Ave., to their usual route, then to their point of origin.

9. Passenger jeep coming from Mandaue passing along M.J. Cuenco Ave., while traversing along Cebu North Road, shall turn left to Juan Luna Ave., right turn to A. Soriano Ave., left turn to Gen. Maxilom Extn., right turn to D. Gaisano St., left turn to T. Padilla St., left turn to S. Osmeña Ave., left turn to Gen. Maxilom Extn., right turn to A. Soriano Ave., to their usual route, then to their point of origin.

10. Passenger jeep coming from Urgello and USC Girls High (Private) may transport/cater passengers from port area and North Bus Terminal passing Serging Osmeña Blvd., to Plaza Independencia, left turn to Legaspi Extn., back to Serging Osmeña Blvd., to port area and vice versa.

11. Passenger jeep coming from Labangon with Route Nos. 12A, 12B, 12C, 12D, 12F and 12M shall follow to Tres de Abril St., right turn to Carlock St., left turn to B. Aranas St., right turn to Lakandula St., right turn to C. Padilla St., right turn to Carlock St., left turn to Tres de Abril St., left turn to N. Bacalso Ave, then to their point of origin.

12. Passenger jeep coming from the South going to SM shall follow F. Llamas St., right turn Katipunan St., left turn R. Duterte St., proceed to M. Velez St., left turn to N. Escario St., left turn to Gorordo Ave., right turn to Salinas Drive straight to Juan Luna Ave., then to their destination. In going back they shall follow Juan Luan Ave., to Salinas Drive, left turn to Gorordo Ave., right turn to N. Escario St., right turn to M. Velez St., proceed to R. Duterte St., then to their point of origin.

13. Trucks, Vans, Trailers and other motor vehicles coming from the South going to SM or to North Area shall follow South Road, right turn to Mambaling Trunk Road to SRP, left turn to SRP Coastal Road, passing the tunnel, to Serging Osmeña Blvd., then to the North Reclamation Area.

14. Trucks, Vans, Trailers and other motor vehicles coming from the North Reclamation Area going to the South are advised to pass along S. Osmeña Ave., passing to the tunnel, then to SRP, then to their point of destination.

15. All motor vehicles coming from Tabunok, Talisay, Minglanilla, Naga, San Fernando and Carcar who wishes to go the North Reclamation Area are advised to pass at SRP Coastal Road.

16. Private vehicles coming from the South going to Capitol, Lahug shall follow to N. Bacalso Ave., left turn to F. Llamas St., right turn to Katipunan St., left turn to Duterte St., then to their point of destination.

17. Private vehicles coming from the North going to Capitol/Uptown while traversing along M.J. Cuenco Ave, may turn right to Juan Luna Ave., left turn to Gorordo Ave., right turn to M. Gaisano St. or N. Escario St., then to their point of destination.

III. Panganiban St., the portion from Sanciangko St. to N. Bacalso Ave. shall be made TWO-WAY for vehicular flow.

IV. Motorist, Drivers and other road users are advised to observe and follow the traffic signs installed on the re-routing areas to minimize traffic congestion.

V. For widest dissemination.

REY YANGUER TIEMPO
Police Chief Inspector
Chief, Traffic Patrol Group, CCPO

JONATHAN FLORES TUMULAK 
Executive Assistant
Head, Operation

 

Devotee City 2015 to open this Friday!

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(CEBU CITY - Public Information Office) – The Cebu City Government led by Mayor Michael L Rama will open once again its doors to the thousands of Senior Sto. Niño devotees coming in the city who can’t afford a place to stay here for the annual Sinulog celebration.

In a press conference today January 13, Tuesday held at the Devotee City site along Compania Maritima Building beside the city's Senior Citizen's Park, Mayor Rama asked everyone to help and pray for the success of this year's Sinulog Festivity.

The People's Mayor enthuses that we have to give our best in the name of public service, a public service above self especially for the success of the Feast of Senior Sto. Niño. The Festivity is held every third Sunday of January and this year it falls on January 18. 

City Councilor Roberto 'Bob' Cabarrubias, the chairman of this year's Sinulog Devotee City has reiterated that, "To avail of the services of the Devotee City, at least devotees must present their bus or boat tickets," adding that it is intended for devotees coming from beyond Danao City in the northern part of Cebu Province and beyond Carcar City in the south, and also for those coming from the nearby Islands.

Cabarrubias added that they have set up at least 120 container vans this year in order to accommodate an estimated of more than three thousand devotees of the Holy Child. He cited that if the devotees will exceed from what they have prepared, they will use tents to accommodate them. 

The councilor also assured that no details shall be left out in terms of keeping the security, peace and order situation during the Devotee City operations. He shared that enough policemen will be deployed in the area which will be on duty by at least 3 shifts with Barangay Tanods from the nearby villages. 

Asked if what is something new this year, Cabarrubias said that there will be good Samaritans, a group of businessmen locally known as Turko who already offered to sponsor the breakfast, lunch and dinner of the Devotees on Sunday, the Feast Day of the Holy Child Jesus. 

The same amenities and services in the previous years will be offered also this year such as free wireless fidelity (wi-fi) connection, Pan tilt zoom (Ptz) IP Camera for live video streaming link to Cebu City Government website (www.cebucity.gov.ph) and to the Cebu City Command Control Center, Mass, Confession, Medical Services and Nightly Variety Shows, among others. 

Meanwhile, the Devotee City was originally called the Tent City which was conceptualized as a free shelter for the devotees since hotels and pension houses are fully booked, days before the Sinulog Festivity. It started in Plaza Independencia and later transferred its operations along Compania Maritima Building which is now held in the same venue. 

The Devotee City this year is also provided with 25 portable toilets, 14 garbage bins, shower rooms, and a cooking area. Devotees who will avail of the services will be catered on a first-come, first-served basis.

In addition, during the Press Conference today, some regular stakeholders and sponsors also showed support for the annual program. This included the 2Go Group Incorporated who provided the container vans, Julies Bakeshop, Kopiko, MCWD, VECO, PLDT, Hello Marketing and the Jollibee Foods Corporation which showcased the Jollitown Friends - Yum, Hetty, Popo, Twirlie and Jollibee in a dance number which amazed and wowed the audience.

The Devotee City, furthermore, will start accommodating early birds who are regular guests on January 15 Thursday but they will be re-assigned to their final rooms on the following day right after the ceremonial opening on January 16, Friday. The operation will run for three days. (Greggy Jiggs P. Senados, PIO Staff)
 

SINULOG 2015 Update

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35th Sinulog Festival Out-of-Town Contingents:

1. Tangub City 
2. Alang-alang, Leyte 
3. North Cotabato / Sultan Kudarat
4. Lanao del Norte
5. Masbate Province 
6. Placer, Masbate 
7. Catbalogan City, Samar 
8. Abuyog, Leyte 
9. Panglao, Bohol

 


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