Sinanduloy to perform as guest
CEBU, Philippines — One of the crowd favorites and the winningest Sinulog contingent, Sinanduloy Cultural Troupe of Tangub City, is expected to grace the 39th Sinulog Grand Parade on January 20 as guest performer.
Cebu City Councilor David Tumulak, who sits as chairman of the Sinulog Foundation Inc. Executive Committee, said the dancers from Tangub City will be offering a performance to pay homage to the Holy Child prior to the grand finale.
Tangub City has the most number of titles—12 titles in the 20 years of joining the competition. It was hailed champion in the Sinulog Grand Parade in the years 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, and 2017.
Tumulak said spectators can expect a grander celebration this year with highly-anticipated performances from Tangub City, Cebu City government, Cebu province, Philippine National Police, and Wonju Dynamic Dancing Carnival from South Korea.
Aside from these performances, Tumulak said spectators can also expect improved performances from the competing contingents owing to the amended criteria.
From 10 percent for props criterion, he said, has been lowered down to five percent, while the criterion for the performance has increased to 30 percent from 25 percent.
The criteria for judging also include 10 percent for the theme and concept, 25 percent for choreography, 10 percent for musicality, and 20 percent for costume.
On January 12, five competing contingents, such as Sinulog Grand Parade defending champion Carcar City, cities of Talisay and Bogo, and towns of Ginatilan and Consolacion, will join the Sinulog sa Lalawigan.
While Sapangdaku, San Nicolas Proper, Mambaling, Talamban, Basak San Nicolas, Mabolo, Suba, Sawang Calero, Cogon Pardo, Inayawan, Labangon, Day-as, and Guadalupe will compete for the Sinulog in Barangay on January 13.
The contingents that will join the grand parade are Daanbantayan, Cebu, free interpretation category defending champion ; Tribu La Catuarba 3, Cebu City; Placer, Surigao del Norte; Murcia, Negros Occidental; Province of North Cotabato; and Liloy, Zamboanga del Norte.
On January 20, the Sinulog Grand Parade will start after the 8 a.m. Mass at the Cebu City Sports Center. — KBQ (FREEMAN)