Saturday, January 15, 2011

Security in Cebu's Sinulog beefed up for PNoy

Security has been beefed up for the Sinulog festival in Cebu after President Aquino said over the weekend he will attend the annual event Sunday.

On his Facebook page early Sunday, the President he was going to Cebu City Sports Center for the Sinulog.

"President Aquino will be attending the Sinulog Festival today. He will be at the Cebu City Sports Center at around 10:00 a.m.," according to an entry on his Facebook page.

In Cebu, radio dzBB reported some 2,000 plainclothes and uniformed police with Marines and student Reserve Officers Training Corps secured the sites of the festivities.

Devotees of the Sto. Niño braved predawn rains to participate in a procession, some of them hailing from as far as Lanao in Mindanao, according to dzBB.

Residents of Manila’s Tondo district, meanwhile, also held a predawn procession in honor of the Roman Catholic figure of the Child Jesus. — JE/VS, GMANews.TV

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