By J. Jala | 09:27 PM January 08, 2020
The municipality of Panglao will join the Sinulog 2020.
It is one of the seven contingents from neighboring provinces including the Sinanduloy Cultural Troop of Tangub City, La Castellanas and Santa Catalina of Negros Oriental, Bacolod City and San Carlos City of Negros Occidental, and Borongan City of Eastern Samar.
In 2018, the municipality of Panglao won 5th place in Sinulog-based category and 4th place for best in Musicality.
The 26 contingents in the list consist of 10 contingents from Cebu City barangays. These are Barangays Guadalupe, Basak San Nicolas, Labangon, Cambinocot, Budlaan, Kinaiyahan, Sapangdaku, Mabolo, San Nicolas Proper, and Inayawan.
There are six contingents from Cebu Province: Carcar City, Talisay City, Ginatilan, Bogo City, Lapu-Lapu City and Toledo City.
The contingents will perform under the Sinulog-based and free interpretation categories.
A guest contingent from South Korea, who participated in 2019, will come back to join the 2020 parade.
The Sinulog Grand Parade is expected to end at 7 p.m. on January 19, 2020 with only 26 contingents dancing along the 6.5-kilometer route.
Elmer “Jojo” Labella, the executive director of the Sinulog Foundation Incorporated (SFI), said the Mayor Edgardo Labella has directed the SFI to make sure that the number of contingents performing in the grand parade should not exceed 30.
In 2019, there were 27 contingents.