Cebu City Mayor Will Allow Street Parties During Sinulog Festival But Will Impose A Liquor Ban

Headed to Cebu for Sinulog Festival?
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Cebu City’s annual Sinulog Festival is one of the most exciting events that happens every third Sunday of January that honors the Señor Sto. Niño de Cebu. Every year, tourists and pilgrims take part in the colorful grand parade that features dancing and floats.

According to a report from Inquirer.net, the Cebu City government will allow street parties during Sinulog but Mayor Edgardo Labella said that merrymaking must be strictly regulated.

He said, “I am okay with street parties, but no street parties will be allowed along the Sinulog route.” The mayor added that a liquor ban will also be imposed along the Sinulog route.

According to the report, Mayor Labella said that it would be good for private establishments in the city to host their own street parties to help spread the crowd away from the 6-kilometer Sinulog route.

In 2017, former Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña banned alcoholic drinks and street parties near the festival’s procession and parade routes. The order came to avoid a repeat of previous years where there were alcohol-soaked parties and drunk people sleeping in the streets.

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