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Sinulog sa Carmen 2015


Last January 25, I was able to witness (for the first time ever) Carmen town’s very own Sinulog. In case you guys haven’t heard yet, the town of Carmen holds its very own Sinulog celebration one week after the end of the festivities in Cebu City. Sinulog sa Carmen has been around for quite a while now. And in fact, it is now considered one of the largest in the whole island.

This year, to finally see it with my own eyes, and to support my good friend Alex of Tribu Lumad Basakanon, we traveled all the way to Carmen (and endured the heavy traffic) to witness one of the most colorful festivals this side of the island.

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Sinulog sa Carmen 2015! Viva Pit Senyor!

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Sinulog Grand Parade 2015


The Sinulog Festival is the biggest and the grandest festival in the Philippines. Held every third Sunday of January, the festival attracts millions of local and foreign visitors. In case you missed this year’s very colorful fiesta celebration, here are a couple of photos from the event. Pit Senyor!

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Sinulog Festival 2015 – Cebu City, Philippines

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Sinulog Grand Parade 2014


The Sinulog season is probably my most favorite season of all.  I don’t know how to explain it. But as Sinulog Sunday approaches, Cebu just transforms into something indescribably amazing. Everyone suddenly becomes upbeat and giggly and jovial. The whole atmosphere just suddenly becomes brighter and happier. And that beat, that amazing beat that gets played all throughout the city just all of a sudden makes me want to drop everything and break out in a dance. Haha.

I love the Sinulog. Not because it reminds me of parties and dancing and lots of people. I guess there’s no clear explanation for this fascination. Except maybe for the very simple fact that I am a Cebuano.

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Pit Señor!

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Sinulog Festival Queen 2012


Last Friday, January 13, 2012, the annual search for the most talented Sinulog lead dancer was held. The competition, held at the Cebu City Sports Center, started at around 7:30 in the evening. The event, one of the highlights of the Sinulog season, features gorgeous lead dancers from various contingents in their awe-inspiring and truly magnificent gowns.

By the way, sorry for the shots. I couldn’t find a space near the front because the photographers who were there were all using ladders. Hehehe. I had to stay near the side of the stage with other photographers with ‘smaller’ cameras. :D

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This year’s Sinulog Festival Queen is Apriel Smith of Cebu City’s Tribu Lumad Basakanon.

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Sinulog Festival Queen 2011


The Search for the Sinulog Festival Queen is a contest held two days before the Sinulog Grand Parade. If you’re not so sure what it is, listen up. The Search for the Sinulog Festival Queen is an annual contest which aims to determine the best female lead dancer. The winners are chosen based on how they carry themselves as they dance bearing the image of the Sto. Niño. This year, 20 contestants from various contingents joined the contest.

Here are some of the photos I took during the event. You must know, however, that the photos are very far from perfect. I still don’t fully understand some functions of my camera. Hehehe. Anyway, I hope you enjoy the photos. Pit Senyor!

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This year’s Search for the Sinulog Festival Queen 2011 has 20 contestants – the biggest number since its inception.

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