Talisay City Division represented by Talisay City Central Elementary School emerged as the Grand Champion Winner and bested 4 other contingents to the Sinulog sa Kabataan sa Lalawigan 2019 held yesterday at the Cebu City Sports Complex.

The presentation centered on the message of praying for eternal rest. This revolved on the concept to continue praying for our departed loved ones in order for them to be forgiven and enjoy heaven.

Sinulog Chair Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña assisted by City Councilor Hon. Mary Ann delos Santos personally handed over the awards to the winners.

This year's Sinulog sa Kabataan sa Lalawigan title is the 3rd win for Talisay City for 3 straight consecutive years.

Carcar City Division finished second, followed by Tribu Malipayon of Consolacion (3rd), Sining Sto. Niño Folkloric Troupe of the City of Bogo (4th), and Tribu Ginatilan (5th).

Talisay City bagged 3 different awards with cash prizes including the Ritual Showdown with a cash prize of P350,000, P50,000 for Best in Musicality, and another P50,000 for Best in Street Dancing.

For other awards, the Carcar City Division is the 2nd placer for the Best in Musicality (P30,000); Tribu Malipayon – Consolacion is 3rd (P20,000); Sining Sto. Niño Folkloric Troupe of the City of Bogo is 4th (P15,000); and Tribu Ginatilan is 5th (P10,000).

Carcar City Division, won Best in Costume with a cash prize of P50,000.

For the street dancing, other winners were Carcar City Division (2nd; P30,000) and Tribu Malipayon of Consolacion (3rd; P20,000). (Farlash Acenas, Margie Bulado & Levy Sayago/PIO)


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Despite the heavy rains, Cebu City Medical Center (CCMC) Staff and employees as well as visitors and patients gathered to welcome the arrival of the Image of Sr. Santo Niño for a one night vigil at the hospital.

Dancing to the beat of the Sinulog, the devotees were ecstatic to welcome Sr. Sto. Niño to the hospital who was immediately brought to the St. Florian Chapel for the holy mass officiated by Rev. Fr. Luigi Kent Martinez.

Sinulog Executive Committee Chair Hon. Dave Tumulak, in an interview with PIO disclosed that this is to give our patients and their families a chance to be closer to Sr. Sto. Niño and pray for physical and spiritual healing.

He also added that this is also a symbol of the cultural and spiritual aspect of the city’s devotion to Sr. Sto. Niño which is the true meaning of the Sinulog festivities.

CCMC is the first stop of the image which will stay overnight, then at 12:30 pm tomorrow, this will be brought to Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center (VSMMC). (Farlash Acenas, Helen Herrera & Tito Basilisco/PIO)

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