Santacruzan set on May 24 in SM City-A A +A
Sunday, May 18, 2014
SM City Cebu together with Clothes for Life will hold the Santacruzan sa Sugbo come May 24, Saturday, at the Northwing Atrium.
The event will begin with a procession at 4 p.m. from Cebu Trade Hall at the third level, going to the Northwing Atrium. The presentation of Zagalas will be at 5:30 p.m.
Designers. This year’s Santacruzan sa Sugbo will feature lovely Cebuana personalities and beauty queens. Topping the list is florist and businesswoman Pinky Chang as Reina Emperatriz.
The personalities will wear the creations of Cebu’s fashion designers: Albert Arriba, Alejandro Godinez, Axel Que, Babes Garzo, Barbie Alvez, Bernardo Flores.
Rounding out the list are Cyrus Velasco, Danny Booc, Dexter Alazas, Dino Lloren, Ditas Rodriguez, Edwin Alba, Edwin Ao, Elmer de Venancio, Harley Ruedas, Irvin Lisin, Jonas Navarro, Kenneth Harion, Marichu Tan Geson, Mark So, Mel Maria, Ren Manabat, Peewee Senining, Philip Rodriguez, Philipp Tampus, Protacio Empacis and Wendell Quisido.
Santacruzan is a popular religious festival held in many towns and cities throughout the Philippines as the highlight of the month-long celebration of Flores de Mayo during the month of May.
It is usually celebrated with a parade of decorated floats and elaborately dressed characters, representing various aspects of the Virgin Mary and other figures.
Photo exhibit. The festival was introduced to the country during the Spanish period and continues to be celebrated by Filipinos all over the world.
An exhibit featuring photos of the 30 beautiful Zagalas will be displayed from May 20 to 24 at the Northwing Atrium in SM City Cebu. (PR)
Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on May 19, 2014.