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DANCING CONTINGENTS. Many of the contingents dancing in this Sunday's grand parade come from outside Cebu. They spend huge amounts of money to join the festival every year as a religious pledge to honor the Santo Niño. Many also see it as a way to help promote their towns and cities in the country's grandest festival. (Photo by Frederick Salazar used with permission of the Sinulog Foundation).

Sinulog contingents

(Note: not all contingents are featured here)

Tribu Sinanduloy
This contingent from Tangub City, Misamis Occidental is a consistent winner in past Sinulog Grand Parade competitions. (Read more)

Tribu Subanen of Plaridel, Misamis Occidental
The contingent will portray the conversion of the Subanens to Christianity through a miracle performed by the Señor Sto. Niño. (Read more)

Uling National High School
The school's performance tells the story of a young boy whose long-time Christmas wish comes true. (Read more)

Abellana National School
The school will show its gratitude that Cebu was spared the super typhoon through its Sinulog performance. (Read more)

Apas National High School
Its dancers will portray the revolution during the Spanish period and the eventual winning of Philippine Independence. (Read more)

Tisa II Elementary School
The school's presentation will show good dwarfs fighting the bad dwarfs with the help of Señor Sto. Niño. (Read more)

Mandaue City Central School
Mandaue City weaves 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. (Read more)

Alaska Elementary School
The school's performance will tackle a dangerous and illegal form of fishing called Muro Ami. (Read more)

Quiot Elementary School
The contingent will present an environmental take on this year's Sinulog. (Read more)

Banilad Elementary School
The school won the top prize in the Sinulog sa Kabataan sa Dakbayan elementary division. (Read more)

Don Sergio Osmeña Memorial National High School
The school will depict a couple’s golden wedding anniversary in its Sinulog-based performance. (Read more)

Talamban Elementary School
Itik or ducks are seen rescued by the Holy Child from the buwaya or crocodile in this school's performance. (Read more)

Tuburan National High School
The school will showcase in its performance what it means to be a Tuburanon. (Read more)

Taytay Elementary School
The Danao City school's performance will center on the arrival of Sr. Sto. Niño in the shores of Cebu. (Read more)

Ginatilan Elementary School
This contingent's performance is both a dance of thanks as well as an appeal for help. (Read more)

Sabang National High School
Their presentation centers on the power of Sr. Sto Niño and the sound of drums to cast away evil spirits. (Read more)

La Paz National High School
The contingent from Bogo City said its performance is "an offering, not a contender’s entry." (Read more)

Talisay City Central School
The school's performance dwells on the Cebu community "rising up" from all its troubles with the help of the Señor Sto. Niño. (Read more)