TV5 and its sports and news platforms—sports channel AKTV and 24/7 news channel Aksyon TV—join Cebuanos in celebrating one of the country's grandest and most colorful religious events, the Sinulog Festival, happening in the whole province of Cebu simultaneously this week.
The Kapatid Network and its affiliate platforms roll out week-long activities to make the festivity even more meaningful to the Cebuanos via "Sugod mga Kapatid sa Sinulog 2012," kicking off with the participation of United Football League (UFL) at the 2nd Cebu Sports Commission Football Championships that happened last weekend (January 7 to 8). UFL players such as Mark Hartmann, Misagh Bahadoran, Jose Paolo Pascual, Nestorio Margase and Lexton Moy were warmly received by Cebuano football fans during the event at San Roque and USC football fields. (The UFL series of games starts on Saturday, January 14, on AKTV on IBC)
TV5 also holds daily open TV viewing marathon at Fuente Osmeña Circle from January 9 to 12, 1 to 5pm, featuring shows like Glamorosa, PS I Love You, Pinoy Explorer and Talentadong Pinoy.
The country's most awarded and biggest talent show, Talentadong Pinoy, is slated to hold auditions at Fuente Osmeña Circle on Thursday (January 12) from 4 to 5pm.
TV5 also hosts "Sugod mga Kapatid sa Sinulog Show," a gathering of the brightest Kapatid stars such as Ruffa Gutierrez, Wendell Ramos and Edu Manzano on Thursday, 5 to 7pm. TV5 princesses Alex Gonzaga, Arci Muñoz, Danita Paner, Ritz Azul and Cebu's pride Eula Caballero with primetime prince JC de Vera, Nina Jose and also Cebu's own Morisette Amon will charm Cebuanos with their performances there. Empoy Marquez, Andrew E., Faith Cuneta and Talentadong Pinoy champ AstroBoy are also expected to join the show.
Come Sunday, January 15, NEWS5—the news and information division of TV5—is geared up to cover the main festival's event to be aired on Aksyon TV from 8am to 8pm. TV5's 24/7 news channel is committed to share the colorful sights and sounds of Sinulog Festival from Cebu to the rest of the Philippines. Stay tuned for the coverage of Sinulog Festival with NEWS5 Manila and Cebu, headlined by Aksyon Bisaya anchors Atty. Ruphil Bañoc and Lanne Sino Cruz.
Aksyon TV can be viewed on Channel 41 in Mega Manila, Channel 29 in Metro Cebu and Davao, Channel 1 on Cignal Digital TV, and Channel 59 on Sky Cable.