Editorial: New venue for Sinulog festivity

THE Sinulog festivity should, ideally, be in a wider avenue (for the street dances and parade) and bigger venue (for the grand parade’s culminating program).

Or haven’t we heard, for example, organizers’ post-Sinulog assessments claiming how each year’s festivity crowd is always bigger than that of the previous one?

The problem there, however, is where.

This year, Sinulog Foundation’s Ricky Ballesteros mentioned the South Road Properties (SRP), the baby of former Cebu City mayor and now Rep. Tomas Osmeña, who promptly shot down the proposal.

“It won’t work,” he said, considering the current condition of the SRP. Which is true.

At the SRP, the roads are wider and several hectares of lots are vacant, advantages that are also limitations.

Take it from those who have been to the SRP without a vehicle to ride in. They’ll tell you that for the lack of trees and man-made structures as shield, the heat there kills and, so do heavy downpours. (more)

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