The Philippine Embassy headed by Ambassador Joseph Del Mar Yap, Madame Josephine Gotianun Yap and the officers and staff of the Philippine Embassy and POLO, joined the celebration of the Feast Day of Sto. Niño and the Sinulog Festival on 28 January 2018 at the Church of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour-Singapore.
A mass officiated by Filipino priests commenced the celebration. Ambassador Yap, who is also a Sto. Niño devotee, was invited to address the Filipino community and fellow devotees after the mass. The Sinulog celebration is the first official function of Ambassador Yap with the Filipino Community in Singapore after presenting his credentials to Singaporean President Halimah Yacob.
Similar to the Sinulog Festival in Cebu and other parts of the country, the celebration in Singapore also included Filipino Sinulog dancers clad in festive and colourful Philippine costumes.
The 2018 Sinulog Celebration was participated in by almost 2500 Filipino and Singaporean devotees. The pilgrimage image of Sto. Niño de Cebu was flown in from the Basilica Minore del Santo de Cebu for the Sinulog celebration. END