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Opening Salvo: Walk with Jesus photos

Thursday, January 5th, 2012

Thousands of devotees of Sr. Sto. Niño joined Thursday’s penitential foot procession, also known as “Walk with Jesus,” from Fuente Osmena to the Basilica Minore del Sto. Nino church in Cebu City. The Walk with Jesus marks the first day of novena masses for this year’s feast of Sto. Nino.

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Sinulog grand parade advisory

Wednesday, January 4th, 2012

Here are guidelines for the establishments and homes that are right beside the Sinulog grand parade carousel route on January 15, 2012:

Comfort room:

The Sinulog Foundation Inc. encourages establishments near the parade route to open your comfort rooms to the spectators. You may charge them minimal for the use of your comfort room.

Parade route-selling booth permits:

Take advantage of the opportunity but make it legal. Register and get the right permits to go into a one day food business. Only official Sinulog vendors will be allowed to sell on route of the parade. Proper IDs and vendors kiosks are available at the Sinulog Foundation. For more information, call 253-3700.

Official one-day Sinulog kiosk vendors have been allocated a space on route of the parade. They will be properly manned and identified (ID and kiosk).

No permits for street parties:

For January 15, there will be no permits granted to any establishment on route of the parade who will want to host a party outside of their premises.

Prior to January 15, any event from January 6-14, 2012 will require permits issued by the Sinulog Foundation and City Hall. All traffic and safety requirements have to be identified.

Other notices for January 15:

* The roads to the grand parade carousel route will be closed to vehicular traffic starting 4 a.m.

* Osmena Blvd. and Mango Avenue roads will remain closed even after the parade has ended. Closure shall remain till about 12 midnight of January 16.

* No cars will be allowed to park on the roads and pedestrian pathways. Cars parked and violating these rules or obstructing traffic and the flow of the parade will be towed. Traffic violation fees and towing fees will be applied.

* No hanging or nailing of commercial banners in streets, posts or trees. Only official Sinulog event banners are allowed to be displayed. They have been processed proper permits.