City postpones Sinulog ritual showdown


The Sinulog Foundation Incorporated has postponed this year’s Sinulog ritual showdown.

Cebu City Vice Mayor Michael Rama, the lead convener of the Sinulog 2021, made the announcement on Saturday, citing the rising cases of coronavirus disease (Covid-19) in the city.

The city currently has 277 active cases with 240 of these recorded in a span of 11 days after the holiday season. (

Rama said the move is a mere postponement of the performances because the contingents will still perform in the Quincentennial Anniversary of the Arrival of Christianity this April.

“We are looking forward that we can discuss this side by side with the 500 years celebration hoping that Covid-19 will be showing signs that we do not have to be continuously worried,” said Rama.

The vice mayor, however, clarified that only the ritual showdown has been postponed.

All other activities that have already finished filming such as the Festival Queen and the Sinulog sa Kabataan and Dakbayan replays will push through, he said.