The City of Cebu is the capital city of Cebu and the second city in the Philippines, the second most significant metropolitan centre in the Philippines and known as the oldest city established by the Spaniards in the country.

The city is located on the eastern shore of Cebu and was the first Spanish settlement in the Philippines. Cebu is the Philippines' main domestic shipping port and is home to about 80% of the country's domestic shipping companies. Cebu also holds the second largest international flights in the Philippines and is a significant centre of commerce, trade and industry in the Visayas and Mindanao region. According to the 2007 Philippine census, the city has a population of about 798,809 people.

Cebu City is the centre of a metropolitan area called Metro Cebu, which includes the cities of Mandaue, Lapu-Lapu and Talisay. Metro Cebu has a total population of about 2 million people. The Mactan-Cebu International Airport, located in Lapu-Lapu City is only a twenty-minute drive away from Cebu City. To the northeast of the city are Mandaue City and the town of Consolacion, to the west are Toledo City, the towns of Balamban and Asturias, to the south are Talisay City and the town of Minglanilla. Across Mactan Strait to the east is Mactan Island where Lapu-Lapu City and an aquarium attraction are located.


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Thursday, January 14, 2010

Miss Cebu 2010 Winners

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Miss Cebu 2010 Winners

4th Runner Up: Candidate #8: Carole Monique “Blinky” A. De Leon
3rd Runner Up: Candidate #11: Rogelie “Roj” A. Catacutan
2nd Runner Up: Candidate #10: Maria Eliza “Liza” R. Zosa
1st Runner Up: Candidate #1: Maria Gresa “Gresa” M. Lugo
Miss Cebu 2010 and Kapamilya Star of the Night: Candidate #4: Reena Elena “Reena” A. Malinao



Miss Cebu 2010 Special Awards


Miss Friendship: Candidate #11: Rogelie “Roj” A. Catacutan
Miss Photogenic: Candidate #11: Rogelie “Roj” A. Catacutan
Miss Belo Star White Skin: Candidate #8: Carole Monique “Blinky” A. De Leon
Miss Belo Body Beautiful: Candidate #8: Carole Monique “Blinky” A. De Leon
Ms. Glamor Girl Cathay Pacific: Candidate #8: Carole Monique “Blinky” A. De Leon
Best in Evening Gown: Candidate #8: Carole Monique “Blinky” A. De Leon
Best Evening Gown Designer: Cary Santiago
Lifetime Achievement Awardee: Felix Yu


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Sunday, January 10, 2010

Bakbakan Sa Sinulog 2010

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This January 14, “Bakbakan Sa Sinulog!” is a joint venture between giant communication SMART Sports and TV5 with ALA Promotions to launch its entry to the sports of professional boxing.
The Two Division regoinal champion, WBO and WBA title holder "Milenyo" Milan Meldino  Vs WBC Flyweight Champion "Baby Assassin" Anthony villareal of USA  

Tickets are now on sale and can be secured from the following ticket outlets:

ALA Promotions office-contact number 032-2364611; ALA Gym – Banilad Town Center @ 032-4162011; Island Souvenirs Btq. Ayala (032-2312581); USA Sports Ayala (032-2321854); Bisaya Ispisyal Ayala (032-231-2676) and at the Waterfront Cebu City Hotel Lobby @ 032-2326888.

Ticket Prices: VIP 1st row with table @ Php 1,500; VIP 2nd row @ Php 1,250; VIP 3rd row @ Php 1,000; Ringside @ Php 500.00; Ballroom @ Php 300.00 and Balcony @ Php 250.00.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Sinulog 2010

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Sinulog is an annual festival held on the third Sunday of January in Cebu City, Philippines. The festival honors the so called vision of the child Jesus, known as the Santo Niño (Holy Child), patron Saint of the City of Cebu. It is a dance ritual that commemorates the Cebuano peoples Islamic and pagan origin, and their acceptance of Roman Catholicism.

The festival features a street parade with participants in bright colored costumes dancing to the rhythm of drums, trumphets and native gongs. Smaller versions of the festival are held in various parts of the province, also to celebrate and honor the Santo Niño. There is also a "Sinulog sa Kabataan" performed by the youths of Cebu a week before the parade. Recently, the festival has been promoted as a tourist attraction, with a contest featuring contingents from various parts of the country. The Sinulog Contest is usually held in the Cebu City Sports Complex.












The Sinulog celebration lasts for nine days, culminating on the final day with the Sinulog Grand Parade. The day before the parade, the Fluvial Procession is held at dawn with an statue of the Santo Niño carried on a pump boat from Mandaue City to Cebu City, decked with hundreds of flowers and candles. The procession ends at the Basilica where a re-enactment of the Christianizing (that is, the acceptance of Roman Catholicism) of Cebu is performed. In the afternoon, a more solemn procession takes place along the major streets of the city, which last for hours due to large crowd participating in the event. It is noted that excessive alcohol consumption is commonly observed at this event.

On the feast day at the Basilica del Santo Niño church, a Pontifical Mass is celebrated by the Cardinal with the assistance of several bishops of Cebu. Most devotees go to the Basilica to attend the mass before heading out to the streets to watch the parade.













On April 7 , 1521, the Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan arrived and planted the cross on the shores of Cebu, claiming the territory for Spain. He presented the image of the child Jesus, the Santo Niño, as baptismal gift to Hara Amihan, wife of Rajah Humabon. Hara Amihan was later named, Queen Juana in honor of Juana, mother of Carlos I. Along with the rulers of the island, some 800 natives were also baptized to the Roman Catholic Church. At the moment of receiving the idol, it was said that Queen Juana danced with joy bearing this image of the child Jesus. With the other natives following her example, this moment was regarded as the first Sinulog.

This event is frequently used as basis for most Sinulog dances, which dramatize the coming of the Spaniards and the presentation of the Santo Niño to the Queen. A popular theme among Sinulog dances is Queen Juana holding the Santo Niño in her arms and using it to bless her people who are often afflicted by sickness caused by demons and other evil spirits.









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Thursday, January 7, 2010

Sinulog 2010 List of Activities

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January 5, 2010 – Sinulog Photo Exhibits in Mactan Airport, Ayala, SM City and Emall
January 10, 2010 – Sinulog sa Kabataan—Lalawigan
January 11, 2010 – Sinulog sa Kabataan—Dakbayan

January 12, 2010 – Miss Cebu Coronation Night
January 16, 2010 – Fluvial Procession (AM) Foot Procession (PM)
January 16, 2010 – Sinulog Festival Queen (evening), Cultural Shows, Street Party bands at Fuente Osmeña
                                                     

  January 17, 2010



Sinulog 2010
Schedule of Activities


(Fuente Osmena, January 8-17, 2010)
Dec 01 – Jan 31, 2010

Sinulog Street Fair, Osmeña Blvd.
Janaury 3-31, 2010

Sinulog Photo Exhibits featuring 2008 Sinulog Photo
Winners , 2nd level of the Northwing SM City Cebu
Janaury 3-31, 2010

Sto. Niño Exhibits, SM City Cebu Art Center
January 9-19, 2010

Dancing Pilgrims: Sinanduloy of Tangub City
Exhibit of Tangub City dancers from past to present
SM City Cebu
January 07, 2010 (Thursday)

Opening Salvo: Walk with Jesus
4:00 AM

Assembly Time (Area) Fuente Osmeña
4:30 AM

Start of Walk-Fuente Osmeña Blvd. – Basilica del Sto. Niño
5:30 AM

Installation of Hermano & Hermana Mayores 2010
January 08, 2010 (Friday)

Sinulog 2010 Kick Off

Sinulog Photo Exhibits through the years @SM City Cebu, Ayala Center Cebu, MCIAA
2:00PM

Solemn Mass (Basilica del Sto. Niño)
3:00 PM

Launching Parade (Basilica del Sto. Niño to Cebu City Sports Center)
7:00 PM

Opening and Launching Program, Fuente Osmeña featuring Mandaue City Children’s Choir, Dancesports Team Cebu and Dance Troupes from Cebu’s schools and universities
7:30 PM

Ms. Cebu 2010 Presentation, Fuente Osmeña
January 9, 2010 (Saturday)

Sinulog sa Kabataan – Lalawigan
1:00 PM

Parade of Participants, Capitol Site to Cebu City Sports Center
2:00 PM

Sinulog sa Kabataan sa Lalawigan, Cebu City Sports Center
4:30 PM

Awarding of Winners
7:30 PM

Cultural Show (Fuente Osmeña) DepEd, Cebu Province
9:30 PM

Concert @ the Fuente O , Street Party Bands
January 10, 2010 (Sunday)

Sinulog sa Kabataan- Dakbayan
4:00 AM

Cebu City 2010 Marathon – www.cebumarathon.com
1:00 PM

Parade of Participants, Plaza Independencia to Cebu City Sports Center
2:00 PM

Sinulog sa Kabataan sa Dakbayan, Cebu City Sports Center
4:30 PM

Awarding of Winners
7:00 PM

Cultural Show (Fuente Osmeña)
Southwestern University,
Asian College of Technology,
Salazar College of Science and Institute of Technology
9:00 PM

Concert @ the Fuente O, Street Party Bands
January 11, 2010 (Monday)
7:30 PM

Cultural Show (Fuente Osmeña)
Univ. of Southern Philippines Foundation
University of Cebu
9:00 PM


Concert @ the Fuente O , Street Party Bands
January 12, 3009 (Tuesday)
7:30 PM

Cultural show (Fuente Osmeña)
University of San Carlos
9:00 PM

Concert @ the Fuente O , Street Party Bands
January 13, 2010 (Wednesday)
9:00 AM

Airport Welcome (Balikbayan Flights)
7:30 PM

Cultural Shows (Fuente Osmeña)
Abellana National School,
Cebu Doctor’s University,
Cebu State College of Science and Technology,
USJ-R COE Talents Guild
8:00 PM

Ms. Cebu 2010 Coronation Night, Waterfront Lahug Hotel
9:00 PM

Concert @ the Fuente O , Street Party Bands
January 14, 2010 (Thursday)
9:00 AM

Airport Welcome (Balikbayan Flights)
10 AM – 9:00 PM

Photo Shoot Sinulog Festival Queen , SM City Entertainment Plaza
7:30 PM

Cultural Shows (Fuente Osmeña)
University San Jose Recoletos,
Cebu Institute of Technology,
Velez College
9:00 PM

Concert @ the Fuente O , Street Party Bands
January 15, 2010 (Friday)

Visual Merchandising Contest
(Dept. Stores and Malls)
4:00 AM

Walk with Mary (Area) Fuente Osmeña-Sto. Niño
7:00 AM

Misa de Translacion (Motorcade)
7:30 PM

Cultural Shows (Fuente Osmeña)
DepEd, Cebu City
7:30 P.M

Cebu Popular Music Festival, Cebu Coliseum
7:30 P.M

Sinulog Festival Queen 2010, Cebu City Sports Center
8:00 PM

Balik Cebu, Welcome Party @ Ayala Center Cebu
9:00 PM

Concert @ the Fuente O , Street Party Bands

January 16, 2010 (Saturday)
6:00 AM

Fluvial Procession of the Miraculous Image of Sto. Niño
9:00 AM

Re-enactment of the Baptism of Queen Juana and Rajah Humabon Basilica del Sto. Niño
2:00 PM

Solemn Procession of the Miraculous Image of Sto. Niño
6:30 PM

Cultural Shows
7:00 PM

Street party @ Fuente Osmeña and Plaza Independencia
8:00 PM

1st Sinulog Fireworks Competition , fronting SM North Wing
8:00 PM

Kasadya Nite Mardi Gras @ Ayala Center Cebu
8:00 PM

Handumanan Concert, USP-F Theater for the Performing Arts
January 17, 2010 (Sunday)

SINULOG GRAND PARADE
4:00 AM

Mañanita Mass @Basilica del Sto. Niño
6:00 AM

Pontifical mass with His Eminence Ricardo J. Cardinal Vidal
9:00 AM

Sinulog Grand Parade Carousel Kick Off
7:00 PM

Grand Fireworks, Cebu City Sports Center
7:30 PM

Street Party Bands, Fuente Osmeña
January 18, 2010 (Monday)
1:00 PM

Awarding Ceremonies, Cebu City Sports Center
January 22, 2010 (Friday)

“HUBO”
4:00 AM

“HUBO Mass” Ritual @ Basilica del Sto. Niño

January 29, 2010 (Friday)
6:00 – 8:00 PM

Showing of Sinulog Short Film Festival, SM Cinema 4 January 30, 2010 (Saturday)
1:00 P.M

Awarding Ceremonies Photo Contest and Video Documentary Contest/Sinulog Short Film Festival
February 1 – Feb. 10, 2010

Photo Exhibits “Winning Photos Sinulog ‘10 @SM City Cebu

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Sinulog Photo Contest 2010



PRIZES:

 GRAND PRIZE (OVER-ALL BEST PHOTO) – P50,000.00 + TROPHY

 2ND PRIZE (0VER-ALL BEST PHOTO) – P30,000.00 + TROPHY
 3RD PRIZE (0VER-ALL BEST PHOTO) – P20,000.00 + TROPHY
CATEGORY WINNERS
(Sidelights, Higante, Puppeteers, Arch, Contingent, Festival Queen, Religious /

Fluvial)

1st Prize – P 15,000.00
2nd Prize – P10,000.00
3rd Prize – P5,000.00
4th Prize – P3,000.00
5th Prize – P2,000.00
6th-10th – P1,000.00


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