The police had an estimation of 4Million folks who joined both the church activities and the parade of the Sinulog Festival.
Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama applauded the organizers and volunteers of the festival for making it “awesome, majestic and superb.”
Surprisingly, Sinulog Foundation Inc. (SFI) Executive Director Ricky Ballesteros noticed that this is the first time in the past 10 years that the Sinulog grand parade did not get rained on at all.
Ballesteros also agreed with the mayor’s assessment and said “their only problem was the strong wind, which made it difficult for many dancing contingents to manage their props.”
Police Regional Office Central Visayas Director Marcelo Garbo Jr. said “It was generally peaceful. No major incidents were reported.” He also confirmed that there were some problems with crowd control and petty crimes.”
Despite the celebration’s success, Rama said there are still areas that need to be improved. This includes widening the city’s sidewalks to prevent accidents. As for the peace and order situation, Rama said he is thankful that the people who joined the revelry behaved themselves.