The “Sinulog”, one of the Philippines’ most colourful religious celebrations held on the occasion of the feast of Señor Sto. Niño, came back to Singapore at the Our Lady of Perpetual Succour Church (OLPS). Now on its third consecutive year, the Sinulog returned in an even bigger way with the original statue of the child Jesus brought in from its home in Cebu and brought to Singapore for the first time since it arrived in the Philippines. The celebration in Singapore was highlighted by nightly novenas and processions culminating on Sunday, 22 January 2017 with a concelebrated mass followed by dance offerings. Officials of the Philippine Embassy headed by Ambassador Antonio A. Morales, joined hundreds of devotees in the occasion. Bishop Edwin de la Peña, Marawi Prelature, was again joined by Fr. Tito Soquiño, Basilica del Sto. Niño of Cebu, Fr. Charlie Oasan, and other members of the clergy at OLPS in celebrating mass. The Sinulog is well-known in many parts of the world and is seen as one of the most visible symbols of the Philippines as the only Roman Catholic majority nation in Asia.
Sinulog returns to Singapore for the third time at Singapore’s Our Lady of Perpetual Succour Church