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first_img“Na-worry pod ko kay mas ni mahal man gud ang tickets,” (I’m worried because the prices of the tickets have increased) he said.Ticket prices for the 2014 Sinulog Grand Parade, the finale for the annual celebration, went up by P200 this year.FEATURED STORIESNEWSINFOSenate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreementsNEWSINFOLocsin wants to drop ‘visas upon arrival’ privilegeNEWSINFOPasig to sue 6 enforcers for extortionPink and green tickets used to be priced P600 will now be sold at P800 each while the yellow section tickets will be sold at P1,000 each. Grandstand tickets will be priced at P1,200 each while the balikbayan/VIP tickets will now be sold at P2,500 each.Stronger than ever MOST READ PCSO to focus on improving transparency of gaming activities PLAY LIST 03:26PCSO to focus on improving transparency of gaming activities01:39Sotto open to discuss, listen to pros and cons of divorce bill06:02Senate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreements01:50Palace open to make Dengvaxia usable again as dengue cases spike01:49House seeks probe on ‘massive corruption’ in PCSO01:37PCSO estimates P250M in Lotto revenue loss due to suspension Painters refuse to go quietly Earlier, Sinulog Foundation Executive Director Ricky Ballesteros said he expects attendance to rise in the Sinulog’s religious processions rather than the secular festivities.MORE STORIESnewsinfoWHAT WENT BEFORE: Dengvaxia is world’s first dengue vaccinenewsinfoBaybayin revival makes native PH history hipnewsinfoMartial law in Negros? Military taking cue from local execsMORE STORIESnewsinfoWHAT WENT BEFORE: Dengvaxia is world’s first dengue vaccinenewsinfoBaybayin revival makes native PH history hipnewsinfoMartial law in Negros? Military taking cue from local execs“With what’s happening now, I think our faith is stronger than ever. We’re expecting more people to join the religious activities. Sinulog isn’t just a cultural activity but a religious celebration as well,” Ballesteros said.“(Even with what happened late last year) we have more reasons to celebrate. That is what Sinulog is about. It is the celebration of life,” the Sinulog Foundation official said.So far, Pascual said their fastest-selling tickets are the P1,200 “yellow” variant followed by the pink tickets at P800 and the blue VIP and green tickets priced at P2,500 and P1,000 respectively (see grandstand seat designation layout in front page).This year will also be the first time that the Sinulog foundation will use QR (Quick Response) codes in its grandstand tickets in a bid to discourage scalpers who sell tickets at twice their prices to interested buyers.ADVERTISEMENT It’s two weeks to go before the Sinulog Grand Parade and Sinulog ticket seller Emil Pascual is slightly worried.Pascual said they have so far sold only 335 out of 6,500 tickets as of last Thursday morning.ADVERTISEMENT Locsin wants to drop ‘visas upon arrival’ privilege Tolentino: No more debate with Drilon on China deal Baybayin revival makes native PH history hip WHAT WENT BEFORE: Dengvaxia is world’s first dengue vaccine Better conceptIn the morning, nature will be the dominant look as monochromatic blue will be the main color of the backdrop.At night, a three-dimensional facade of the Basilica Del Santo Niño will be channeled on the stage.Seven LED screens will be installed in strategic locations in Cebu City to broadcast live the events inside the sports complex.Ballesteros said he asked the fireworks committee to present better concepts despite having the same P300,000 budget this year.A concert featuring Cebuano and Manila artists will be held at the South Road Properties (SRP) to cap off the local festival at 12 midnight. /Bjorn Abraham Tabanera, Correspondent PH protests Chinese boat swarm, warship passage Read Next Ballesteros said part of the proceeds raised for the event will go to Yolanda relief efforts.The Cebu provincial government donated P1 million as assistance for the Sinulog celebration.“We weren’t expecting that the Cebu provincial government would give us P1 million because we also know that the northern part of Cebu recently just suffered the onslaught of supertyphoon Yolanda. But Sinulog isn’t only for Cebu City, it’s for the whole province,” Ballesteros said.Due to typhoon Yolanda, there won’t be any Leyte contingents in the Grand Parade.Live screenThere will be nine contingents for the Sinulog sa Kabataan sa Lalawigan, 12 contingents for the Sinulog sa Dakbayan, and seven out-of-town contingents.Compared to last year’s 40 contingents, Ballesteros said they expect 30 to 35 contingents for the grand parade.“The prizes will be given by the Cebu City government. Other budgetary requirements will come from other sources of income such as sponsorship and ticket sales,” he adds.Ballesteros said they will incorporate last year’s calamities into the performances with the concept “faith withstands all” as the grand finale.He said the stage will have two different themes. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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