By Marc Cosep
Staff Member

CEBU CITY (January 4, 2022) — The Cebu City Government’s financial assistance to Sinulog sa Kabataan contingents will be released tomorrow, January 5.

This, as Mayor Mike Rama assured that that the City is working hard to ensure the success of the One Cebu Sinulog 2023.

Mayor Rama. (PIO/Allan Defensor)

“We are doing everything we can,” he said during a meeting with Sinulog sa Kabataan choreographers at his office’s conference room today.

The mayor, who arrived at the later part of the meeting, reminded the choreographers that the purpose of staging the Sinulog is to thank the Holy Child Jesus.

He also thanked them for showing their support by participating in this year’s Sinulog dance competition.

“Wala may Sinulog kung wala mo ba, maong salamat kaayo sa inyong abag,” he said.

As to the financial assistance, City Administrator Suzanne Ardosa said it would be ready tomorrow afternoon.

Wala may Sinulog kung wala mo ba, maong salamat kaayo sa inyong abag.

Mayor Mike Rama

“We will have it released tomorrow,” she said.

The City Government subsidy of P800,000 each for the 17 contingents will cover expenses for props and costumes.

“We understand your concern but there is a certain process that we have to follow man. Basta among gipaspasan na ni,” Ardosa said.

Elmer Labella, Sinulog Foundation Inc. executive director, points to a portion of the Sinulog sa Kabataan route during a meeting with the choreographers today. (PIO/Allan Cuizon)

Elmer Labella, Sinulog Foundation Inc. executive director, also agreed to the choreographers’ request for one vehicle to tail each contingent during the street parade this Sunday, Jan. 8.

“At least man lang ang mga bata dili intawon magbitbit sa tubig. Maong amo gyud ning gihangyo,” said Maximar Custodio, Tribu Mabolokon choreographer.

The One Cebu Sinulog sa Kabataan will be held this Sunday at the Cebu City Sports Center.  #