Gwen announces ‘Pasigarbo sa Sugbo’ return

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CEBU Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia has announced the return of Pasigarbo sa Sugbo, the competition of festivals in the province that returned in 2019 but had been halted for two years because of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic.

The governor announced Pasigarbo’s return when she attended the Sugat-Kabanhawan Festival in Minglanilla town on Easter Sunday, April 17, 2022.

Pasigarbo, also dubbed the “festival of festivals” in Cebu province, aims to attract local and foreign tourists to visit the towns.

Garcia praised the return of the Sugat-Kabanhawan Festival, which she said was staged “superbly” and “in a most amazing manner.”

Of the eight contingents that participated in the festival, the dancers from Barangay Cuanos took the grand prize while Barangay Ward 4 took the second prize.

Barangays Linao-Lipata, Tulay and Vito got the third, fourth and fifth prizes, respectively.

Cebu Province is under Alert Level 2 from April 16 to 30, and some of the activities allowed include outdoor events with a limited number of people who are still required to wear face masks and observe social distancing. The province excludes the highly urbanized cities of Cebu, Mandaue and Lapu-Lapu that are under Alert Level 1—the lowest level so far in the country’s coronavirus alert system—in the same period.

According to the Department of Health Central Visayas Covid-19 bulletin, Cebu Province had only two new cases on Sunday, bringing its total active cases to 235. (ANV / KAL)

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