It’s a wrap! The annual celebration of Cebu’s Sinulog Festival concluded on January 17, 2021.
With the theme “A New Life in Faith, Hope, and Love”, this year’s Sinulog Festival was far different from the previous years primarily due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. A lot of highly anticipated activities, events, competitions, and even the physical Novena masses were suspended and cancelled to prevent the spread of the virus. Street parties and crowd gatherings were also banned, and strict curfew policy is still being implemented.
Despite the setbacks, devotees still continued to honor Señor Sto. Niño and celebrated Sinulog 2021 in their own ways. A few Sinulog events also pushed through virtually.
Here’s the full list of the winners in the recently concluded Cebu Sinulog 2021.
SINULOG FESTIVAL QUEEN 2021
- Sinulog Festival Queen 2021: Dixie Oca of Brgy. Sapangdako
- 1st Runner Up: Maria Angelica Pantaliano of Brgy. Tisa
- 2nd Runner Up: Krisha Andrea Pekit Pekit of Brgy. Punta Princesa
- Best Solo Performer: Dixie Oca of Brgy. Sapangdako
- Best in Runway: Dixie Oca of Brgy. Sapangdako
- Best in Festival Costume: Maria Angelica Pantaliano of Brgy. Tisa
- Best in Opening Production or Best in Fun Wear: Krisha Andrea Pekit Pekit of Brgy. Punta Princesa
- Miss Photogenic: Krisha Andrea Pekit Pekit of Brgy. Punta Princesa
- Most Glamorous Face Award: Jewel Alexis Image of Brgy. Pasil
- Miss Friendship: Jackelaine Fleming of Brgy. Lahug
Watch the replay here:
Sinulog Idol All Stars
On its 12th year, Cebu’s popular annual singing competition Sinulog Idol pushed through this year. But this time, the alumni or former contenders from the previous 11 seasons were competing for the Sinulog Idol All Stars Grand Champion title.
Sinulog Idol All Stars was held at SM City Cebu from January 8 to 10, 2021.
- Grand Champion: Melody Hodgson
- 1st Runner-Up: Gen Flores
- 2nd Runner-Up: Ralph Mallapre
- People’s Choice Award: Ralph Juntilla Mallapre
Watch the replay here:
All other physical Sinulog competitions were cancelled including: Dance Competitions, Photo Contest, Short Film Contest, Photo Exhibit Contest, among others.
Other key events were also cancelled, including: Penitential Walk with Jesus, Penitential Walk with Mary, the Traslacion, the Fluvial Procession, and the Reenactment of the first baptism, the planting of the cross and the first wedding, the Solemn Foot Procession and the proposed Cebu Provincial Pilgrimages
All photos were taken by the official Sinulog photographer, Mr. Chang Euldan.