Second Outrigger Canoe Blessing in Cebu: A Ceremony of Love for Nature and Culture

On a windy Thursday morning along the shoreline of Mactan Newtown Beach, a small group of about twenty well-wishers gathered around the canoes for the blessing of the second 6-man ocean canoe (OC6), the female canoe, Bulakna. The solemn outrigger canoe blessing was facilitated by a renowned “wisdom keeper” and outrigger canoe paddler from Hawaii, […]

Preparations underway for Sinulog 2020

The Sinulog Governing Board (SGB) is making headway in pre-production for Sinulog 2020.  The board took its first step by identifying areas of improvement — streamline mechanics of performances particularly the mardi gras, zone viewing decks and selling stalls to improve foot traffic, and create targeted side events to expand the festival’s entertainment factor. The […]