SINULOG Festival 2018 officially started on Friday, January 12, with an opening salvo and launching parade participated by various schools and firms in Metro Cebu.
Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña officially opened the festival, which is an annual celebration in honor of Sto. Niño, or the child Jesus.
The launching parade started at 4 p.m. at the Basilica Minore del Sto. Niño de Cebu, passed through Colon Street and Osmeña Boulevard, and ended at the Cebu City Sports Center.