WILL IT BE A DAMP DAY COME SUN­DAY?

Sin­u­log or­ga­niz­ers mull op­tions in case weather gets bad

Sun.Star Cebu - - SINULOG 2019 -

A rainy Sin­u­log grand pa­rade is ex­pected on Sun­day, Jan. 20 as a low pres­sure area is ex­pected to af­fect Cebu over the week­end.

Be­cause of the weather dis­tur­bance, Cebu City Coun­cilor Dave Tumulak said heads of dif­fer­ent con­tin­gents join­ing the Sin­u­log grand pa­rade are ad­vised to pre­pare.

“Based on the mod­els avail­able, there will be a 40 per­cent chance that it will de­velop into a trop­i­cal de­pres­sion. Rain will start on Fri­day. We in­formed the con­tin­gents to make con­tin­gency mea­sures es­pe­cially on street danc­ing,” he said.

Tumulak, who also chairs the ex­ec­u­tive com­mit­tee of the Sin­u­log Foun­da­tion Inc. (SFI), said the grand pa­rade will push through if the city will ex­pe­ri­ence only rains on Sun­day, Jan. 20.

“If there will be a ty­phoon, we will still have to agree on it. There is no de­ci­sion yet (on whether the grand pa­rade will push through or not),” he said.

A to­tal of 30 danc­ing con­tin­gents will per­form dur­ing the grand pa­rade. Twenty-four are join­ing the com­pe­ti­tion while six are guest con­tin­gents.

Guest con­tin­gents in­clude the per­form­ers from the Cebu City Gov­ern­ment, Cebu Prov­ince, Wonju Dy­namic Danc­ing Car­ni­val from South Korea, San Diego dancers, Team Po­lice Re­gional Of­fice 7 and Tan­gub Si­nan­du­loy Cul­tural Troupe.

Apart from the danc­ing con­tin­gents, there will also be 24 hi­gantes, 10 pup­peteers and 42 floats that will join the pa­rade.

The grand pa­rade will start at 8 a.m. and is ex­pected to fin­ish at 6 p.m.

For a smooth flow of the pa­rade, Tumulak urged pho­tog­ra­phers not to block the con­tin­gents per­form­ing along the route.

Tumulak said it was ob­served that pho­tog­ra­phers caused the lit­tle de­lay dur­ing the Sin­u­log sa Ka­bataan over the week­end.

Dur­ing the grand pa­rade, the coun­cilor said po­lice per­son­nel will not al­low pho­tog­ra­phers with­out of­fi­cial iden­ti­fi­ca­tion cards from SFI or those who are not join­ing the photo con­test to be in the route of the con­tin­gents.

“But even if they have IDs, as long as they will block the con­tin­gents, our PNP per­son­nel were al­ready given in­struc­tions not to al­low it,” he said.

Based on the mod­els avail­able, there will be a 40 per­cent chance that it will de­velop into a trop­i­cal de­pres­sion. Rain will start on Fri­day. We in­formed the con­tin­gents to make con­tin­gency mea­sures es­pe­cially on street danc­ing

DAVE TUMULAK Sin­u­log 2019 ex­ec­u­tive com­mit­tee chair­per­son

PHOTO BY ALEX BADAYOS

WIN­NER. The Car­car City con­tin­gent won sec­ond place in the Sin­u­log sa Ka­bataan sa Lalaw­igan 2019.

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