A total of P14.5 million in financial assistance was approved by the Cebu City Council last Friday to pay for cash prizes in the contests of the Sinulog Festival, aid to visiting contingents and a Jan. 16 Chinese-themed grand finale.
Last week I promised to quote here an American’s description of what the anthropologist Sally Ness calls “masculine” type of Sinulog.
ADDITIONAL bleachers, better crowd control and enhanced cooperation with the business sector were among the recommendations given for next year's Sinulog festival.
With the Sinulog crowd getting “bigger” every year, 3.5 million in the last estimate, spectators who prefer to watch from the grandstand need a bigger venue.
I almost fell off my chair when I read the news report last Tuesday published in the inner pages of another local daily declaring in no uncertain terms that “sinulog” was once called “sinúg” in the pre-Hispanic period.