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Numerous miracles have been wrought by the power of the Santo Niño. It is said that a voluminous book is needed to contain all the attestations and testimonials of the goodness and mercy of the Infant Jesus of Cebu. Considered as the prime of all Christian relics in the Philippines, the image of the Infant Jesus continues to shine as the lodestar that attracts the hearts of the Filipino people.

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Rebuilding quake-hit churches
October 16, 2016 By Justin K. Vestil
Repairs on most of the old churches in Cebu that were hit by an earthquake three years ago are done. In Bohol, work on 21 out of 25 churches is nearly complete.
Among the fully restored structures is Basilica Minore del Sto. Niño, which lost a large part of its belfry during the quake.
Three of the remaining four are considered national heritage churches.
These are the St. Peter the Apostle Church in Loboc, the Parroquia de la Santa Cruz in Maribojoc and the Nuestra Señora de la Luz in Loon.


Debosyon sa Sto. Niño
Jan 16, 2017 - Aired: January 15, 2017

Ipinagdiriwang tuwing ikatlong linggo ng Enero sa Cebu ang Sinulog Festival kung saan binibigyan pugay ng mga Cebuano ang Sto. Niño. Pero ang debosyon sa Sto. Niño hindi lang sa Cebu dahil na ukit ito sa panananampalataya ng mga Pilipino sa buong bansa.

Augustinian Province of Sto. Niño de Cebu

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Official video of the hymn of the Augustinian province of Sto. Niño de Cebu

made by San Agustin Center of Studies Mass Media Center.

Hymn of the province II

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Welcome to Basilica del Sto. Niño

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The Basilica Del Sto. Niño Museum

Basilica del Sto. Niño, Osmena Blvd., Cebu City
Basement, Pilgrim's Center, Cebu City

It houses the Santo Niño vestments in various sizes. Valuable jewelry from rings to necklaces are placed in one display cabinet, gifts of devotees offered to the Santo Niño for his use during his feast on the third Sunday of January

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Basilica Del Santo Niño Library

Heeding the wise advice of St. Augustine of Hippo that in every house there should be a library (Possidius 31, 6,8), the Augustinian Friars of the Basilica put up a library in one of the corners of the convent. We don’t exactly know when this library was put up, but it is safe to surmise that it was established when the convent was constructed and completed in 1764.

Prayer to Señor Santo Niño de Cebu

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Santo Niño Hymn

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Gift of Faith in Sto. Niño

14 songs celebrating 450th years anniversary

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Sto. Niño de Cebu, Evangelizer of the Philippines

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Santo Niño de Cebú - History

The Santo Niño de Cebú "Holy Child of Cebu"

The figure of the Child Jesus


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Sinulog St. Niño de Cebu City

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Sinulog St. Niño de Cebu City

Sinulog Foundation, Inc. (Sinulog Festival)

Sinulog 2017: What's in and what's out
December 08, 2016 By Daryl D. Anunciado
In Cebu City, revelries continue even after the Christmas season. Festive events, parties, including religious activities, are expected next month, January 2017, as Cebuanos will once again celebrate the Sinulog Festival.
However, next year is not your typical Sinulog, as organizers made a lot of changes in the festival activities.
In the article are those that are in and out in next year's celebration.


Sinulog winners' repeat performance cancelled
January 16, 2017
THE top five winning contingents of the Sinulog 2017 will no longer perform today, January 16, as their repeat performance was cancelled due to heavy rains.
The formal awarding of trophies and cash prizes, though, will push through at the Cebu City Sports Center Gymnasium, said the Sinulog Foundation Inc. in a Facebook post

LIST: Sinulog 2017 Grand Parade winners
January 15, 2017

Sinulog queens showcase best costumes in runway showdown
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Sinulog 2017 Festival Queen winners pose for a photo during the runway showdown on Thursday, January 12, at the SM City Cebu.
January 12, 2017 By Pia Noreen Bilar

Rain or shine, Sinulog solemn procession to proceed as scheduled
January 09, 2017
ORGANIZERS of this year's Fiesta Señor said the solemn procession next Saturday, January 14, will push through despite possible threats of another weather disturbance similar to Tropical Depression Auring.

2 contingents of Sinulog sa Lalawigan focus on social themes
January 08, 2017 By Rona Joyce T. Fernandez

Sinulog fever hits Cebu province
January 08, 2017 By Razel V. Cuizon

Sinulog 2017 launching parade
January 06, 2017

Rainy Fiesta Señor and Sinulog festival likely
January 07, 2017 By Justin K. Vestil

Thousands of security personnel to guard Sinulog 2017
January 03, 2017 By Ojharra Manlosa, Nicko Tubo

Public urged to be extra vigilant during Sinulog festivities
January 04, 2017 By Razel V. Cuizon

Joining the fluvial parade
January 04, 2017 By Katlene O. Cacho

FAST FACTS: Things to know about Sinulog
by/ Jodesz Gavilan January 16, 2016

Held every January, Sinulog aims to connect the country's rich pagan history with its Christian traditions

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Sinulog 2016 schedule of activities
December 31, 2015

Check out the schedule for the 2016 Sinulog Festival in Cebu City

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“Hubo” Ritual at the end of the Sinulog Festival

A few days after the feast of the Sto. Niño de Cebu every Third Sunday of January, the so-called “Hubo” (a Cebuano term meaning “naked”) ritual takes place during the early morning celebration of the Holy Mass, marking the end of the Sinulog Festival in Cebu. Seen from the outside, it appears as a simple rite of undressing, bathing and redressing the image of the Holy Child. The icon is stripped of its elaborate festive garments, washed, and dressed with a simpler garb.

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Sinulog stories
January 14, 2017 By Deneb R. Batucan

From Ferdinand Magellan’s visit in 1521 to today, the celebration of Fiesta Senyor has gone through overhauls as it succumbs to be in with the times while still preserving the hundred years’ worth of culture and tradition.

Check out prime events through the years that led to today’s celebration of the Sinulog Festival.

Sinulog Guide - Mobile applications (App)

is a comprehensive guide to the Sinulog Festival held every 3rd Sunday of January in Cebu, Philippines. Sinulog is the grandest festival in the Philippines.

The guide includes the story of the festival - a religious and cultural event that culminates with a grand parade and street dancing.

Sinulog St. Niño de Cebu - Festival, look also HERE
A Sinulog story of love and devotion
by Apple Grace Danuco January 15, 2017

The love story of devotees Irish and Edwin Labatus traces its roots from the Sinulog celebration.
Sinulog devotees have their own diverse ways of expressing their devotion to Señor Sto Niño. Often times, Cebuanos and other devotees express their reverence through personal prayers or by attending novena masses dedicated to the Holy Child.

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Basilica  del Santo Niño and the festivals: Sinulog St. Niño de Cebu & Kaplag

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Basilica del Santo Niño - Roman Catholic Church from 1565

Santo Niño de Cebu - The Chapel of the Sto. Niño de Cebu

The chapel was decorated with flowers in time for the feast of the Infant Jesus. Taken last January 17, 2007 at the Basilica Minore del Sto. Niño, Cebu City


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Perpetual Novena to Santo Niño of Cebu, Philippines

Santo Niño de Cebu gozos

O Miraculous Santo Niño

From the album "Hunino - halad kang Senyor Santo Nino de Cebu". Composed by Eugene Tan. Performed by For The Lord Choir. Musical accompaniment by Joey Cabusas. Vocal arranger Michael Lada and Joey Cabusas. Recorded at Sountraxx Recording Studio


A tribute to Senior Santo Niño.

Batobalani Sa Gugma (Gozos) video with lyrics. Created by Ronie (Catechetical Arts Ministry). Viva Señor Sto. Niño


Santo Niño - Sharon Cuneta

Sto Niño Gugma Ko
A tribute song to Senior Sto. Niño, the HOLY CHILD!

Tributes and Hymns to Senyor Santo Niño

Santo Niño de Cebu

The Theology of Sto. Niño de Cebu & Devotional Practices to the Sto Niño - These videos is an excerpt of the report made by theology students at Recoletos School of Theology in one of their course requirement.


Sugbo, Sinulog ug ang Sto Niño

In line with the annual Sinulog festivities, Prof. Jojo Bersales provides an in-depth storytelling of the strong faith Cebuanos have to Señor Santo Niño in this episode of KABILIN entitled SUGBO, SINULOG UG ANG SANTO NIÑO!


Wallpaper for computer with Santo Niño de Cebu


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Cebu - Sinulog 2011

Opening Salvo "Walk With Jesus" Dawn Procession


Sinulog 2015:

9 Days novena masses

Streamed live from the Basilica del Sto. Niño church in Cebu City. Started: Jan 8, 2015


Grand Parade Finale

CEBU. Cebuanos celebrated Sunday, January 17, 2015, the province's grandest festival, Sinulog. Here's the video footage of the Sinulog Grand Parade Finale held at the Cebu City Sports Center.

Jan 18, 2015


Sinulog HUBO Mass 2015

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Sinulog 2016

Sinulog Grand Parade 2016, Cebu City

Sinulog attracted 3 MILLION people... The best Sinulog I've seen so far! Perfect weather to shoot.... a visual feast for us photographers and video cameramen. The 20 feet high puppets, higantes were awesome....Difficult to believe that it only takes one person to operate all the movements! by/globalvideopro1 on Jan 18, 2016


Giant 20 feet high puppets and all movements operated by only one person! Truly amazing....Everything hand made and beautiful costumes made out of recycled materials. Very clever! Jan 23, 2016 by/globalvideopro1


Hubo Mass

Live streaming of the Hubo Mass January 22, 2016

Hubo Mass Ritual at Basilica del Sto. Niño

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4,000 celebrate ‘Hubo’ Mass
By: Ador Vincent S. Mayol, Julit C. Jainar, cebudailynews January 23rd, 2016

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Sinulog 2017 - MANY videos (UPDATED Jan 25, 2017) etc. e.g.:

Novena Masses at Basilica Menore Del Sto. Nino
The 9 Days (day 4 & 5: 2 videos each day)
Sinulog 2017 launching parade (2 videos)
Jan 6, 2017
Sinulog sa Kabataan sa Lalawigan 2017
Sinulog sa Barangay 2017
IN PHOTOS: Sinulog sa barangay 2017
January 08, 2017
CONTINGENTS: Barangay Cambinocot, Barangay Pahina San Nicolas, Barangay San Nicolas Proper, Barangay Guadalupe, Barangay Inayawan, Barangay Labangon, Barangay Basak San Nicolas, Barangay Sambag, and Barang Sapangdako.
Photos taken by Alex Badayos, SunStar Cebu's Chief Photographer.
Walk with Mary
Sinulog Festival Queen, Parade of Festivals costumes & Runway competition
Sinulog 2017 fluvial procession
Sinulog 2017 reenactment mass
Solemn Procession
Thousands of Catholic faithful braved the rain to join the annual Sinulog solemn procession on Saturday afternoon, January 14, 2017.
Visperas Day - Pontifical Mass after Solemn Procession
The traditional Sinulog. Viva Pit Senyor
Jan 14, 2017
Watch this and see how Sto. Niño devotees who joined the solemn procession and attended the Pontifical Mass on January 14, 2016 celebrated the traditional Sinulog. Viva Pit Senyor!
Re-enactment of First Mass, Wedding and Baptism
January 14, 2017 at Basilica Minore del Santo Niño de Cebu
Sinulog Festival versions

e.g. Grand Parade, January 15, 2017
IN PHOTOS: Sinulog Grand Parade 2017
Photos by Alan Defensor and Alan Cuizon of SunStar Cebu. January 15, 2017
Sinulog 2017 Awarding
Jan 16, 2017
Live streaming of the Hubo Mass 2017
Jan 20, 2017
Hubo Mass Ritual at Basilica del Sto. Niño
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Bato Balani sa Gugma

Gozos on the novena of Senyor Sto. Niño de Cebu. Feast Day every 3rd sunday of January, in the Philippine Catholic liturgical calendar.

Viva Senyor Sto. Niño! Viva Pit Senyor!

Santo Niño de Cebu, nasa Maynila

Dumagsa ang mga deboto sa Manila Cathedral para sa misang inialay sa bumibisitang imahen ng Santo Niño de Cebu. Inabangan din ang fluvial procession sa Pasig River.

Aug 16, 2015


which means “finding” in Cebuano, marks the recovery of an image of the Infant Jesus after it went missing for years.

The below videos is albums in the above album "Santo Niño de Cebu & Basilica del Santo Niño and different ovation festivals"

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The Fluvial Procession JAN 14 2012

is held at dawn the day before the Sinulog Grand Parade with a statue of the Santo Niño carried on a pump boat from Mandaue City to Cebu City, decked with hundreds of flowers and candles. The procession ends at the Basilica where a re-enactment of the Christianizing, the acceptance of Roman Catholicism of Cebu is performed.


Santo Niño de Cebu - Kaplag Festival 2011

The Basilica del Santo Niño de Cebu and the Santo Niño de Cebu Augustinian Social Development Foundation, Inc., SNAF celebrate the 446th anniversary of 'Kaplag' focusing on Señor Santo Niño as the El Capitan General, Lord Admiral of the Sea.

The day-long activity included the naval honors for the Santo Niño as recognition of its rank as the most esteemed Captain General of the Spanish Forces in the Philippines. For the first time, the coat-of-arms of the Celentisimo Capitan General de las Esfuerzas Españolas en Filipinas will travel on a Philippine Navy ship.

Look the full description of the Kaplag festival - video HERE

LOOK also: Devotees welcome, Duaw Santo Niño, in Naval, Calubian towns HERE


450 Kaplag - 2015

Traslacion of the image of Señor Sto. Nino

Opening Salvo, April 19, 2015

Grand Novena Mass, April 28, 2015


450 Kaplag Grand Reenactment

CEBU. The city is commemorating the 450th anniversary of the finding of the image of Sto. Niño with a grand reenactment being done in four stations. The activity highlights the beginnings of the Sto. Nino devotion from the time Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan first stepped foot in Cebu. Apr 27, 2015 - Remark 4 videos in this sub-album

Look about "KAPLAG 2015 Commemorative Book" HERE

For those interested in buying a copy of the commemorative book, you may contact the Kaplag Office of the Basilica Minore del Sto. Niño de Cebu (tel. 032 2556698 loc. 400) or Fr. Czar Emmanuel Alvarez, OSA, from the Theology Office of the University of San Agustin – Iloilo (tel. 033 33748 41 to 44 loc. 239).

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Ikaw Makaplagan

CEBU CITY. Basilica del Sto. Niño rector Fr. Jonas Mejares and 450 Kaplag Choir Ensemble sing "Ikaw Makaplagan" Kaplag song composed by Manny Lapingcao during the opening salvo on April 19, 2015.

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