COLORFUL floats, higantes and puppeteers never fail to amuse the children every Sinulog, as do the hotdogs, masks and other goodies sold in the streets.
But the Sinulog is not all about entertainment and revelry for some children, and there is a lot more to it than just dancing and chanting. For two young artists, it’s a time to thank and show their love to Sto. Niño, and a time to pray for peace and unity.
“Dili lang puro sayaw ang Sinulog, apil sad ang pangadyi na naay peace on Earth, ug pagpasalamat sa Santo Niño sa grasya na iyang gihatag sa akong family, sa akong grades and sa akong kamot kay ug wala akong kamot, dili ko makadaog ani (It’s not just about dancing, but also a time to pray for peace and to thank the Niño for the blessings given to my family, my grades and my hands. Without these hands, I would not have won this contest),” said 12-year-old Gusty Ruel Rosario.
Rosario was chosen as the grand prize winner out of over 100 entries in the first on-the-spot Sinulog poster-making contest held last Dec. 11, an achievement that he offered to the patron. (more)