Participating LGUs get P1.6 million subsidy

LOCAL government units (LGUs) in Cebu Province will receive a total of P1.6 million subsidy if they decide to join the One Cebu Island Sinulog celebration set in January 2023.

Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia announced this through Sugbo News, the media arm of the Cebu Provincial Government.

Garcia said each of the participating LGUs will receive P800,000 from the Province and another P800,000 from the Cebu City Government.

Garcia had earlier issued a memorandum inviting local chief executives under her jurisdiction to join the event.

The LGUs are given until Jan. 2 to register so that the registration committee can finalize the list of participants.

In past Sinulog celebrations, the Province had often provided financial aid to organizers to help support the yearly festival. The Province handed over P3 million assistance to the Sinulog Foundation Inc. (SFI) in 2020 and P5 million in 2021.

For this year, the Province will extend P12 million in financial aid to the SFI.

The One Cebu Island Sinulog 2023 will be held on Jan. 15 at the South Road Properties. (ANV / TPT)