The Sinulog Governing Board (SGB) Begins Preparations for Sinulog 2020
After the executive order creating the Sinulog Governing Board (SGB) was signed last August 23rd, the board immediately began preparations for the upcoming 2020 Sinulog celebrations. The SGB was created by Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella, who is also its chairman, to organize and oversee the Sinulog festival. The SGB will serve as the regulatory board that will oversee the Sinulog Foundation, Inc. as well as its executive committee. The SGB also has the right to review and approve resolutions, decisions, and actions of the SFI executive committee.
The Cebu City Sinulog Governing Board currently has 24 members. Making up the board are eight appointees of the mayor, five trustees of the SFI, two members of the Cebu City Council, Chief of the CCPO, the Division Superintendent of DepEd Cebu City, Regional Directors of the LTO and the LTFRB, Cebu City Transportation Office (CCTO), Commander of the Central Command of the AFP, and the Rector of the Basilica Minore del Santo Niño.
The main goal of the board is to ensure that the installment of the festival is well-coordinated by carrying vital agencies under its wings. One of the very first steps that the board took after it was formed was to identify the areas that needed improvement. The board especially focused its attention on the need to revitalize the image of the Sinulog Festival and make it appealing to its main target markets. The board has also tapped important names in the entertainment industry to ensure that the festival regains its title as the grandest festival in the country.
During the press talk which was held at Dong Juan at Light Site Park along AS. Fortuna Avenue, iconic Cebuano choreographer Val Sandiego, Cebu City SGB Executive Director Barney Borja, and multi-awarded Cebuano Industrial Designer Kenneth Cobonpue shared some exciting Sinulog 2020 plans that everyone should watch out for. Here are some of them:
Regulate Sinulog Street Vendors (along Jones Avenue) to ensure that products from different areas in Cebu are also featured
Street dancing which will be participated in by street children of Cebu
Strengthening programs organized by both the government and private companies to drive people to see the Sinulog
Bringing winning Sinulog documentaries to a bigger audience
Stricter rules along the parade route to ensure that dancers are able to perform safely
Making sure that all contingents perform before sundown
For more information on the Sinulog Governing Board, sponsorships and registrations to the festival, and avenues for selling in Sinulog 2020, please email the SGB at firstname.lastname@example.org.