Throughout history Cebu has shown its devotion to the Santo Niño or the Holy Child, even more apparent during the Fiesta Señor, more commonly known as Sinulog Festival, which is observed annually on the third Sunday of January.
Over at the Cebu Parklane International Hotel, three devotees are honoring the Santo Niño in the Sinulog exhibit “Sugbuanong Bahandi” — photographer and painter Ruel Rosello, fashion designer Dexter Alazas, and movie promoter Ms. Josie Pereyra.
“Sugbuanong Obra” presents select works of Rosello. Here we witness his signature character Niño, as inspired by Cebu’s patron saint, in localized narrative scenes.
And then there’s “Linya Sugbuana” showcasing the Amano: Hablon de Cebu collection of Alazas. An avowed dvocate of culture and heritage, hand-woven fabric from the town of Argao are the core of creations.
At center stage, “Balaanong Gasa,” is a display of Ms. Pereyra’s precious Santo Niño images. Suffice it to say, these Niños have special value because of age or fine embellishment.
“Sugbuanong Bahandi” is ongoing at Cebu Parklane International Hotel until Jan. 31.