• All is set for the Sinulog Festival 2015. Click on this photo to view the schedule of activities.

  • Sinulog arch at Fuente

    MARINE LIFE. Cecila's College Cebu installs an arch along the Sinulog Grand Parade route along Osmena Blvd., Cebu City with a sea life motif. Private forms are now busy setting up their theme archs in time for the upcoming Sinulog festivities this month. (Sun.Star Photo/Alex Badayos)

  • Early practice

    Cebu City Central School pupils start practicing their dance routines for the 2013 Sinulog. (Photo by Alex Badayos of Sun.Star Cebu)

  • Gifts for candle vendors

    Sinulog Foundation officials led by Cebu City Mayor Mike Rama (right) together with former Cebu City vice mayor Renato Osmeña (2nd from right) do the ceremonial giving of cash to the candle vendors at the Basilica del Sto. Nino church during the Sinulog 2013 Opening Salvo Friday afternoon, January 11, 2013. (Sun.Star Photo/Amper Campana)

  • Sinulog dancers at Basilica

    Dancers from the Abellana National School, among others, perform during the Sinulog 2013 Opening Salvo at the Basilica Pilgrim Center Friday afternoon (January 11, 2013). A launching parade from the Basilica to Fuente Osmena and to the Cebu City Sports Center was held after the Opening Salvo Mass. (Sun.Star Photo/Amper Campana)

  • Churchgoers hear the first novena Mass at Basilica

    FIESTA SEÑOR. Devotees brave the rain during the “Walk with Jesus” procession, marking the start of the Fiesta Señor. (Sun.Star Photo/Alex Badayos)

  • WALK WITH JESUS. More than 20,000 devotees of the Senor Sto. Niño join the two-kilometer foot procession at dawn from Fuente Osmena to the Basilica Minore del Santo Niño to start the novena of the Feast of the Holy Child, the biggest religious celebration in the Visayas. (Sun.Star Photo/Alex Badayos)

  • Cebu Archbishop Emeritus Ricardo Cardinal Vidal leads the opening and blessing of the Sto. Nino exhibit in Ayala Center Cebu. With him is Cebu Holdings president Francis Monera. (Sun.Star Photo/Ruel Rosello)

  • The Children’s Mass

    Hundreds of families turned up at the Basilica Minore del Sto. Niño on Monday, January 14, for the Children’s Mass. (Sun.Star Photo/Alex Badayos)

  • MOMENT OF TRUTH. Some of the 96 dancers and 150 props men of Carcar City’s high school entry react to the announcement that they’ve won, for the third time, the Sinulog sa Kabataan’s provincial edition. Schools in Cebu City will compete in the second leg of the children’s Sinulog this afternoon. (Sun.Star Photo/Alex Badayos)

  • LARGE SHOE TO FILL. After 5 years as runner-up, the Apas National High School won its first Sinulog sa Kabataan sa Dakbayan grand prize on Sunday, January 13, 2013. It will compete again during the grand parade on Sunday, January 20. (Sun.Star Cebu Photo/Amper Campana)

  • Sinulog festival queen showdown

    SINULOG FESTIVAL QUEEN. Who among these 12 beautifully adorned ladies, wearing costumes that depict the festival of their city or town, will be crowned the penultimate Sinulog Festival Queen? The candidates were presented to the public Thursday at SM City. (Photo contributed by Ariel Salupan)

  • Devotee City launched in Cebu

    DANCING CITY. A handful of devotees dance the Sinulog while checking their temporary shelter made of container vans that the city prepared for them for the Sinulog festivities. (Sun.Star Photo/Alex Badayos)

  • Dancing Sinulog Festival Queen 2013

    DANCING BEAUTY. Jamie Herrell, lead dancer of the Himag-ulaw Festival from Placer, Masbate is this year’s Festival Queen. Her runners-up are Mary Joy Delmo of Tangub City, Caryl Soledad of Lanao del Norte, Maria Cassandra Yu of Talisay City and Cherry Lyn Enad of Carcar City. (Sunnex Photo/Jean Mondonedo)

  • Sto. Nino safe and secure

    SAFE AND SECURE. While other devotees hold their Sto. Nino images aloft, a participant of the Traslacion believes it is safer for him and his son to strap the icon while he drives his motorbike. Story on A1. (Sun.Star Photo/Alan Tangcawan)

  • Cheriemel Diane Muego (center), a Political Science major from the University of the Philippines Cebu College, won the Miss Cebu 2014 pageant.

  • Candidate #8 Christine Jael Abellanosa, who represented Tribu Tinubdan sa Kauswagan of Tuburan, Cebu, was named Sinulog Festival Queen 2014 on Friday, January 17, 2014.

  • A fluvial procession on the eve of the fiesta brings the images of the Child and Our Lady of Guadalupe to Cebu City from Mandaue, for a procession that winds its way across the heart of the city and into the hearts of thousands of devotees.

  • Fixing Sto. Nino figures for a living

    MAKEOVER. Gemma Sarvida, 53, and her daughter fix Santo Nino figures for a living. They do not earn much because customers come in only once a year, shortly before the Fiesta Senor when they see the need to give their images a fresh coat of paint and new cloaks. Earning only a few pesos for painstaking work, the Sarvidas set up a small work table on a sidewalk near the Basilica Minore del Sto. Nino because they cannot afford to rent space for a shop. (Allan Cuizon)

  • Showcasing Cebu’s beauty

    NATURE'S BEAUTY. Tourist spots, like the river in the mountain barangay of Tagba-o, Cebu City (shown in photo), are being featured in large tarpaulins along the stretch of Osmena Blvd. as part of the showcases for this year's Sinulog festivities. (Allan Defensor)

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