Sinulog sa Kabataan 2016

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One of the most exciting events during the whole Sinulog season is the Sinulog sa Kabataan (Sinulog of the Youth) competitions. Divided into two events, the Sinulog sa Kabataan is held the weekend before the actual Sinulog Grand Parade. The first event, which usually takes place on the second Saturday of the month is the Sinulog sa Kabataan sa Lalawigan. Lalawigan means province. The next day, the Sinulog sa Kabataan sa Dakbayan (city) is held. Each competition is participated in by elementary and secondary public school students from the province and city of Cebu. The top 5 winners of each competition (10 student contingents in all) get to perform during the actual Sinulog Grand Parade. For this year, the Sinulog sa Kabataan competitions were held on January 9 and 10. A total of 19 contingents took part in this year’s contests. Entrance fee was PhP 75 each. Despite the pretty expensive fee, the grandstand was already filled to the rafters by 11:30 am.




As usual, I watched the two competitions. However, unlike in previous years, I had to sit at the grandstand as I wasn’t able to get a Sinulog ID. The ID gives photographers access to the photographers’ area. The ID is a bit pricey this year. And honestly, I couldn’t afford it right now. Haha. So, I’m guessing I also won’t be able to take photos of the actual grand parade as it would be impossible to take proper photos without an ID.

Anyways, here are some photos from the event. They’re all wide shots because I couldn’t go near the stage and I do not have a zoom lens. Well, I guess it’s the effort that counts. Hehe. Enjoy the photos, ya’ll! 🙂

Although the program is usually scheduled to start at 2 pm, live performers begin to entertain the crowd as early as 1 pm. See, before entering the Cebu City Sports Center, contingents are required to dance on the streets. This is how the Best in Streetdancing winners are picked. The street parade starts at 1 pm. It starts at the Cebu Provincial Capitol (for the Lalawigan contest) and Plaza Independencia (for the Dakbayan contest) and ends at the sports center where the contingents perform their ritual routine or their main performance.

A hip-hop dance group finalist performs for the crowd.


The Apas National High School contingent delivered a pretty clean and powerful number. They placed second overall this year.


Naga Central School placed second in their division. They also bagged the Best in Costume award.


The number of spectators this year is just crazy. One of the biggest crowds I’ve seen in recent years.


Look at that! Full house!


More performance photos:


Contingents eagerly await the announcement of winners.


Sinulog sa Kabataan sa Lalawigan 2016 – Elementary Division CHAMPION
DANAO CITY

Sinulog sa Kabataan sa Lalawigan 2016 – Secondary Division CHAMPION
ASTURIAS

Sinulog sa Kabataan sa Dakbayan 2016 – Elementary Division CHAMPION
CEBU CITY CENTRAL SCHOOL

Sinulog sa Kabataan sa Dakbayan 2016 – Secondary Division CHAMPION
DON VICENTE RAMA MEMORIAL NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL

SINULOG SA KABATAAN SA LALAWIGAN 2016
BEST IN MUSICALITY
Elementary
3rd – Tribu Ginatilan
2nd – Naga Central School
1st – Pundok sa Kabataang Mananayaw sa Danao City
Secondary
5th – Tribu Alegrihanon
4th – Mandue City Youth Cultural Dance Troupe
3rd – Municipality of Tuburan
2nd – Looc National High School (Asturias)
1st – Carcar City Division

BEST IN COSTUME
Elementary – Naga Central School
Secondary – Carcar City Division

BEST IN STREETDANCING
Elementary
3rd – Pundok sa Kabataang Mananayaw sa Danao City
2nd – Tribu Ginatilan
1st – Naga Central School
Secondary
3rd – Mandue City Youth Cultural Dance Troupe
2nd – Looc National High School (Asturias)
1st – Municipality of Tuburan

BEST IN RITUAL SHOWDOWN
Elementary
3rd – Tribu Ginatilan
2nd – Naga Central School
CHAMPION – Pundok sa Kabataang Mananayaw sa Danao City
Secondary
5th – Tribu Alegrihanon
4th – Mandue City Youth Cultural Dance Troupe
3rd – Municipality of Tuburan
2nd – Carcar City Division
CHAMPION – Looc National High School (Asturias)
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SINULOG SA KABATAAN SA DAKBAYAN 2016
BEST IN MUSICALITY
Elementary
4th – Pundok Duljo-an (San Nicolas Elementary School)
3rd – Pasil Elementary School
2nd – Talamban Elementary School
1st – Pundok sa Kalanggaman – Cebu City Central School
Secondary
5th – Ramon Duterte Memorial National High School
4th – Don Vicente Rama Memorial National High School
3rd – Pundok Bulacaonon sa Sugbo – Bulacao Community High School
2nd – Don Sergio Osmeña Sr. Memorial National High School
1st – Apas National High School
BEST IN COSTUME
Elementary – Pundok sa Kalanggaman – Cebu City Central School
Secondary – Don Vicente Rama Memorial National High School
BEST IN STREETDANCING
Elementary
3rd – Pasil Elementary School
2nd – Talamban Elementary School
1st – Pundok sa Kalanggaman – Cebu City Central School
Secondary
3rd – Ramon Duterte Memorial National High School
2nd – Don Sergio Osmeña Sr. Memorial National High School
1st – Pundok Bulacaonon sa Sugbo – Bulacao Community High School
BEST IN RITUAL SHOWDOWN
Elementary
4th – Pundok Duljo-an (San Nicolas Elementary School)
3rd – Pasil Elementary School
2nd – Talamban Elementary School
CHAMPION – Pundok sa Kalanggaman – Cebu City Central School
Secondary
5th – Mabolo National High School
4th – Pundok Bulacaonon sa Sugbo – Bulacao Community High School
3rd – Don Sergio Osmeña Sr. Memorial National High School
2nd – Apas National High School
CHAMPION – Don Vicente Rama Memorial National High School




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