Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella on Wednesday expressed optimism that the Sinulog Festival celebration for 2021 may push through if “things normalize”.
“Yes, there will be Sinulog 2021 if things normalize as the festival is an important part of the quincentenary celebration of the arrival of Christianity in the Philippines, the circumnavigation of the globe, and the battle of Mactan.”
He had already asked Vice Mayor Michael Rama and other officials of the Sinulog Foundation Inc.( SFI) to develop innovations to ensure that the 2021 celebration will be safe for city residents and tourists alike.
“While the city is bent on pushing with the annual festival, innovations should be introduced as adapting to the new normal,”.the mayor said.
Labella believed that everything will be back to normal in the coming months.
Sinulog festival is one of the grandest and largest festivals in the country where at least three million local and foreign tourists usually attend.
It is being celebrated every third Sunday of January in honor of the Senor Sto. Nino de Cebu.