Archive for January, 2012

Sinulog 2012 photo contest winners named

Monday, January 30th, 2012

CEBU CITY — A 22-year-old photo enthusiast emerged as winner in the Sinulog 2012 photo contest joined by more than 1,200 amateur and professional photographers from different areas in the country.

Louis Enario, a registered nurse, grabbed the grand prize worth P100,000 and a trophy for his photo taken during the Sinulog sa Kabataan. See photo below.

Enario also won 6th place in the fluvial/solemn procession category, one of the five categories in the Sinulog 2012 photo contest. The other categories are contingent, float/higante and puppeteers, sidelights, and festival queen. (Read more)

 

 

Short Film winners

Saturday, January 28th, 2012

Best Editing nominees:
Feeling the Faith by Allan Obienza
Mananahi by Franz Arrogante
Lingkawas by Ralph Lawrence Garcia
Obra by TM Malones
Supot by Ryan Canda

Best Editing: Allan Obienza

Best Musical Scoring nominees:
Niña by Rolando Pascua
Pagtuo, Paglaum, Gugma by Randy del Rosario
Feeling the Faith by Allan Obienza
Lingkawas by Ralph Lawrence Garcia
Kalambigitan by Charmaine Maristela Cagang

Best Musical Scoring: Allan Obienza for Feeling the Faith

Best Director (Short Film) nominees:
Ingon Bitaw Ko…Mao Gyud! by Roland “Roy” Empleo
Pagtuo, Paglaum, Gugma by Dominic Carpio
Mananahi by Franz Arrogante
Feeling the Faith by Paul Halili
Lingkawas by Fedwilyn Villarba and Ralph Garcia

Best Director: Fedwilyn Villarba and Ralph Garcia for “Lingkawas”

Best in Cinematography (Short Film) nominees:
Feeling the Faith (Paul Halili)
Obra (TM Malones)
Pagtuo, Paglaum, Gugma (Don Encinareal)
Lingkawas (Thaad Sabolboro)
Mananahi (Franz Arrogante)

Best in Cinematography: Mananahi (Franz Arrogante)

Best Supporting Actor nominees:
Jude Granado for “Supot”
Rec Gwen Zaragosa for “Ingon Bitaw Ko…Mao Gyud!”
Melchor Castillano Jr. for “Balansi”

Best Supporting Actor: Jude Granado for “Supot”

Best Supporting Actress nominees:
Fedwilyn Villarba of “Lingkawas”
Hazel Mernado of “Ingon Bitaw Ko…Mao Gyud!”
Armida Jadbraque of “Mananahi”
Lyn Lepalma of “Feeling the Faith”
May May Kabingue of “Balansi”

Best Supporting Actress: Fedwilyn Villarba of “Lingkawas”

Best Child Performer nominees:
Rec Gwen Zaragosa for “Ingon Bitaw Ko…Mao Gyud!”
Jhanro Villegas for “Kahon”
Mark Jezer Bontuyan for “Sungkod”
Kirby Jean Sayre for Niña

Best Child Performer: Kirby Jean Sayre for “Niña”

Best Production Design nominees:
Mananahi (Franz Arrogante)
Lingkawas (Fedwilyn Villarba)
Obra (Danielle Villanueva)
Tao…Tao… (Aldo Nelbert and Reynan Banaynal)

Best Production Design: Mananahi

Best Actor nominees:
Roberto Manego for Silaw
Carl Ferrer for Lingkawas
Perlito Bartin for Hangyo
Roy Empleo for Ingon Bitaw Ko…Mao Gyud!
Eli Razo for Feeling the Faith

Best Actor: Eli Razo for Feeling the Faith

Best Actress nominees:
Hazel Menardo for Ingon Bitaw Ko…Mao Gyud!
Fedwilyn Villarba for Lingkawas
Ana Corita Maquiling for Mananahi
Florena Barriga for Dagang Guwang

Best Actress: Florena Barriga for Dagang Guwang

Best Screenplay nominees:
Balansi (Gerard Pareja)
Pagtuo (Dominic Carpio)
Francil Silva (Feeling the Faith)
Ingon Bitaw Ko…Mao Gyud! (Roy Empleo)
Dagang Guwang (Fatrick Tabada)

Best Screenplay: Fatrick Tabada for Dagang Guwang

Best Picture/Short Film nominees:
Pagtuo, Paglaum, Gugma (Dominic Carpio)
Balansi (Gerard Pareja)
Lingkawas (Fedwilun Villarba and Ralph Garcia)
Obra (TM Malones)
Tao…Tao… (Aldo Nerlbert Banaynal)
Ingon Bitaw Ko…Mao Gyud! (Roy Empleo)
Dagang Guwang (Fatrick Tabada)
Mananahi (Franz Arrogante)
Niña (Rolando Pascua)
Feeling the Faith (Paul Halili)

3rd Best Picture: Pagtuo, Paglaum, Gugma (Dominic Carpio)

2nd Best Picture: Lingkawas ((Fedwilun Villarba and Ralph Garcia)

Best Picture/Short Film: Mananahi (Franz Arrogante)

 

 

Video documentary winners

Saturday, January 28th, 2012

Best in Cinematography nominees:
On the Trail of Faith Dancers by Arneil Dawal
Pag-asa by Noel Samson
F-Stops by Aldo Nelbert Banaynal abd Reynan Villena

Best in Cinematography: F-Stops by Aldo Nelbert Banaynal and Reynan Villena

Best Story nominees:
F-Stops by Aldo Nelbert Banaynal
On the Trail of Faith Dancers by Arneil Dawal
Pag-asa by Noel Samson

Best Story: F-Stops by Aldo Nelbert Banaynal

Best Narrator nominees:
Pag-asa: Carlo Lorenciana and Noel Samson
F-Stops: Reynan Villena
On the Trail of Faith Dancers: Max Suico

Best Narrator: Reynan Villena

Best Director: Aldo Nelbert Banaynal

Best Picture nominees:
F-Stops by Aldo Nelbert Banaynal
Pag-asa by Noel Samson
On the Trail of Faith Dancers by Arneil Dawal
Batobalani: Power of Attraction by Joel Almerez
Sinulog by Ssein Meneses

3rd Best Picture: On the Trail of Faith Dancers by Arneil Dawal

2nd Best Picture: Pag-asa by Noel Samson

Best Picture/Documentary: F-Stops by Aldo Nelbert Banaynal

 

Photo Contest Winners

Saturday, January 28th, 2012

Grand Prize Winner
Rank Photographer
1st – Louis Enario
2nd – Dan Douglas Ong
3rd – Mark Philip Dales

Contingent Category
Rank Photographer
1st – Mikhail Arrogante
2nd – Mikhail Arrogante
3rd – Ernesto “Jojo” Sudaro Jr.
4th – Reymond Padriga
5th – Paul Gotiong
6th – Jay Ybanez
7th – Dennis Saco
8th – Derek Crisostomo
9th – Frederick Salazar
10th – Allan Jarina

Fluvial/ Solemn Procession Category
Rank Photographer
1st – Formacion Robo
2nd – Ryan Dominique Araneta
3rd – Ted Madamba
4th – DAN DOUGLAS ONG
5th – Mikhail Arrogante
6th – Louis Enario
7th – Anthony Hejei Suralta
8th – Mikhail Arrogante
9th – Jay Ybanez
10th – Chester Baldicantos

Float/ Higante/ Puppeteers Category
Rank Photographer
1st – Christine Entone
2nd – Joseph Marinas Jr.
3rd – Eric Saguin
4th – Erwin Choachuy
5th – Alex Badayos
6th – Erwin T. Lim
7th – Val Bonjoc Casuco
8th – Paul Gotiong
9th – Catherine Angeles
10th – Leonard Taganas

Sidelights/ Route Décor/ On Site Décor Category
Rank Photographer
1st – Mikhail Arrogante
2nd – Ralph Gabriel Ybanez
3rd – Leo Sibi
4th – Dan Douglas Ong
5th – Ted Madamba
6th – John Paul Manansala
7th – Maretzel Sudario
8th – Dan Douglas Onca
9th – Gerald Serbise
10th – John Harold Tan Lucas

Sinulog Festival Queen
Rank Photographer
1st – Francis Dungque
2nd – Joanna Angelita Salazar
3rd – Dan Douglas Ong
4th – Christopher Ramirez
5th – Michol Sanchez
6th – Allan Defensor
7th – Gerrald Dumanguera
8th – Mikhail Arrogante
9th – Francis Dungque
10th – Christian Edward Coronado

 

New Zealand celebrates Sinulog

Saturday, January 21st, 2012

TAKING off with a procession of the image of the Santo Niño and the Virgin Mary at 10:30 a.m., nearly 10,000 people gathered together for this year’s Sinulog at the North Shore Events Centre in Auckland, New Zealand on January 15.

The Sinulog Dance Troupe performed a praise dancing followed by a liturgical mass celebrated by the Apostolic Nuncio for New Zealand, Archbishop Charles Daniel Balvo.

Nearly 10,000 people gathered together for Sinulog 2012 at the North Shore Events Centre in New Zealand (JV Villanueva)

Auckland Catholic Filipino Chaplaincy head Rev. Fr. Ruben Elago co-presided the mass, along with Rev. Fr. Samuel Pulanco, Rev. Fr. Carlo Constantino Cruz, and Rev. Fr. Larry Rustia.

Filipinos, Indians, Pacific Islanders and New Zealand Europeans celebrated their faith as one and witnessed group dance performances depicting various Philippine tribal tales of worship to the Santo Niño, including how it all began in 1521 and a cultural dance to the tune of Dandin Ranillo’s “Cebu”.

A nine-day novena mass was held prior to the fiesta at the Good Shepherd Parish in Balmoral.

Sinulog has been celebrated annually in New Zealand for the past 18 years organized by the New Zealand-Filipino Santo Niño Devotees Trust led by Benemerenti awardees Miriam and Oscar Batucan.

The trust aims to promote the devotion to the Santo Niño and to build a shrine for the Holy Child Jesus. (Cherry C. Thelmo-Fernandez)

Focus on choreography, not on props: judges

Thursday, January 19th, 2012

THE judges of this year’s Sinulog competition told contingents who want to join the Sinulog grand parade next year to focus more on choreographing their dancers, not on their props.

“It is still good, but they (contingents) should not neglect the choreography of their dancers. I think the choreographers are not challenged enough to try something new. I just hope that next year they will think more of their dancers than their props,” said Nestor Jardin, chairman of the board of judges in the free interpretation (FI) category.

Jardin, who has been judging the grand parade for years, is also asking the contingents to do away with moves that have been used for many years, like the “wave.” (Read more)

Festival reflects faith in the Cebuano: writer-historian

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

MORE than a term for the dance performed in honor of the Sto. Niño and the annual festival, the Sinulog reflects the faith and the life of the Cebuano people, a writer-historian said.

“It’s a faith that has survived. It’s a faith that is not limited to religious faith.

Ultimately, it is faith in the Cebuano,” said Erlinda Alburo, former director of the Cebuano Studies Center at the University of San Carlos. (Read more)

Unity led to Sinulog success: guv

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

“HUGELY successful.”

This was Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia’s assessment of the Sinulog celebrations, which she attributed to the unity of City Hall and Capitol.

She said the cooperation between the two local government units is in response to Archbishop Jose Palma’s call last year during the Sinulog, when he said the City needs the Province and Province needs the City. (Read more)

Sinulog 2012 winning performances

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

Out-of-town contingents emerged as champions in the Sinulog-based (SB) and free interpretation (FI) categories of the Sinulog 2012 grand parade.

For the Sinulog-based category, first-time contingent Culturang Placereño of Placer, Masbate outperformed 22 other contingents and earned P1 million. It was also named Best in Costume (P100,000) and Best in Musicality (P50,000) for the SB category.

Tribu Lingganay of Alang-alang, Leyte, who performed in the Sinulog grand parade for the first time, bested 26 other contingents in the FI category and earned P1 million. It was also named Best in Costume (P100,000) and Best in Musicality (P50,000). (Read more)

To see photos of the winning performances, click here.

 

Sinug or Sinulog?

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

CEBU CITY — The Ramon Aboitiz Foundation Inc. (Rafi) sponsored a forum Monday discussing the difference between the “Sinug” and “Sinulog” in line with the Feast of the Señor Sto. Niño.

Dubbed as “Sinug or Sinulog? A dance offering for Sto. Niño,” the forum, held at the Eduardo Aboitiz Development Studies Center, had Dr. Erlinda Alburo as the main speaker.

Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma, who attended the forum, said he is interested to learn the Sinug and Sinulog aspect “because in this way, we will understand our religion and tradition and to communicate better.” (Read more)