1M join Sinulog ritual despite rain

CEBU CITY — A heavy rain and flash floods during the foot procession Saturday afternoon tested the resiliency of the people’s devotion to the Señor Sto. Niño.

At least one million people, according to a top police official’s estimate, didn’t let the rain keep them away.

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“The people’s faith may have been dampened by the rains, but we still see a huge throng of devotees. So we cannot say it has dampened the people’s devotion to the Sto. Niño,” said Basilica del Sto. Niño spokesman Fr. Tito Soquiño, OSA.

“These rains can also be a calling for us to purify ourselves. The small flash floods are an indication that maybe the government should put more attention to solid waste management and the drainage system,” he added. (more)

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