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Mandaue City Central School

Second Place: Sinulog sa Kabataan sa Lalawigan 2014 elementary division

Mandaue City hosts the Panagtagbo or Translacion, which refers to the gathering of the Holy Family, and it is on this event that the performance of the Mandaue City Central School is centered.

On the Friday before the Sinulog Grand Parade, Mandaue City patron St. Joseph, Cebu City patroness Birhen sa Guadalupe, and their child and Cebu's protector Señor Sto. Niño meet at the Mandaue City church and a fluvial procession follows after.

Dance director Niño Matillano said they wove in the Bohol earthquake with the Translacion through the message that Mandaue City was protected from most of the damage because of its faith in the Niño or Holy Child Jesus.

Matillano, who is the Mandaue City Schools Division culture coordinator, said they're happy they placed second in the elementary division of the Sinulog sa Kabataan sa Lalawigan 2014.

They're currently working on improving dance moves and correcting flaws in time for the Sinulog Grand Parade, he added.

Dr. Adeline Luarez, education supervisor of the division, said the pool of dancers are from the fourth to sixth grades and they're so eager and excited to perform.

The cost related to the school's performance has run up to P2.8 million and this is being shouldered by the City Government, cited Matillano.

Mandaue City Central School performs this Sunday with a hundred dancers and 300 others assisting with the dance props.