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The reception of physical activities will depend on the vaccination rate of the city – Rama

The Banauan Cultural Group during the Grande Parade Sinulog on January 19, 2020. | CDND file photo

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Cebu City government has already started preparations for Sinulog 2022.

Mayor Michael Rama said they had already had a convergence meeting on Sunday, December 5 to discuss their plans for next year’s festival. But it has yet to determine whether it will already allow the physical performance of the participating contingents.

“What is certain is that there is indeed a Sinulog 2022,” he said.

His final decision on whether or not to organize physical activities will depend on the city’s vaccination rate by the end of the year, Rama said.

“If mass vaccination is continuously accepted, then we will have a Sinulog which will be hybrid, virtual and physical,” said the mayor.

The Cebu city government planned a Sinulog hybrid celebration in January 2021, but ended up hosting a virtual celebration that consisted of prerecorded performances and a look back at performances from previous years after the Inter-Agency Task Force ( IATF) opposed the conduct of physical activities. Activities.

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Rama said they are once again considering the possibility of hosting a 2022 Sinulog hybrid now that Cebu City and the rest of the island province are below Alert Level 2.

If the city is able to meet its herd immunity goal of vaccinating 70 percent of its eligible population by the end of the year, the likelihood of hosting physical activities will also increase, has t -he declares.

Rama said that when that happens, he will already be pushing to resume some of Sinulog’s physical activities next year.

To meet the city’s collective immunity goal, Rama said, he is pushing for a mass vaccination campaign and starting to restrict the movement of unvaccinated people by Jan. 1, 2022.

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