Aired on the official Facebook page of the City Government of Tangub, Sinanduloy Cultural Troupe (SCT) of Tangub City presented a live performance for this year’s Sinulog Festival held at Sinanduloy Gym on January 24.
SCT’s ritual dance performed as a tribute for the patron Saint lasted for an hour. Selected performers, singers, and instrumentalists worked hand-in-hand with the President of SCT, Dr. Edemar S. Alota, and the founder, Mayor Jennifer Wee Tan, to realize the virtual show amidst the pandemic.
According to Alota, SCT was originally organized to perform traditional dances that express faith in the Lord to empower the youth’s passion and skills in arts.
“We never thought that Sinanduloy would grow bigger and become well-known performers in the local and international scenes, especially in the Sinulog Festival,” Alota said.
Accordingly, SCT was a shelter for growing faith among the youth, particularly during Sinulog Festivals as they offer their performances to praise and honor Sr. Sto. Nino de Cebu.
“Sinulog was the start of Sinanduloy; Sinanduloy grew not just in size, but also spiritually and in name, and that platform was given because of Sinulog,” Mayor Tan said in her message explaining when Sinanduloy started.
Sinanduloy brought pride to the City and the whole province of Misamis Occidental for being in the hall of fame in Sinulog as they became champions several times. They also garnered major prizes from street dancing competitions to ritual dance and best in musicality and best in costumes.