Sinulog route bars parties

USUAL traffic on Osmeña Blvd. in Cebu City will give way to the Sinulog Festival soon. RICO M. OSMEñA

Parties will no longer be allowed at the parade route of the Sinulog Festival in January.

The Cebu City Council enjoined business owners along the Sinulog route to refrain from holding parties from 6 a.m. of 19 January until 6 a.m. of 21 January.

Councilor David Tumulak, overall chairman of Sinulog 2019 and deputy mayor for peace and order and police matters, led the crafting of the Council Resolution, which says: “To make the festivity more meaningful, lively and dynamic and for a smooth and orderly celebration of the event, there should be no other entertainment that should be held in the premises of the Sinulog route.”

Also, Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña reiterated the ban by issuing his own Executive Order against parties within the 300-meter radius of the Sinulog Grand Parade route.

The grand parade will start from Imus road to General Maxilom Avenue, to Fuente Osmeña down to Osmeña boulevard and then to the Cebu City Sports Center where the ritual showdown will be held at the grandstand.

Loud speakers and sound systems are also banned.

Event organizers are also being asked to submit program proposals, safety and security plans to the Cebu City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office on or before 14 December.

Street vendors will also be regulated and required to obtain licenses to sell.

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