As more balikbayans are expected to arrive in time for the Sinulog celebration from all over the world, tourists in the city will be in for an “unparalleled Cebu experience” this January 16.
Initiated by the Cebu City Government through Cebu City Tourism Commission in partnership with the Department of Tourism, Mactan Cebu International Airport Authority, Sinulog Foundation Inc. and some volunteers from the private sector, the annual Balik Cebu 2014 Welcome Dinner and Handuman Cultural Center show will be on January 16, Thursday 5pm at the Ayala Terraces.
The Balik Cebu Program has been always been a part of Sinulog activities that contributed largely to the increase of tourists since its inception. Now on its 13th year, the Welcome Dinner hosted by Ayala Center Cebu will be serving local Cebuano dishes in “boodle feast” style that will certainly bring in nostalgic flavors of Cebu. Another addition to the dinner party will be the Handumanan or the Sugboanon Kanunayng Madaugon which showcases the best of Cebuano talents.
This year, in the aftermath of supertyphoon Yolanda known as Haiyan internationally, Balik Cebu is responding to the call for aid. The Balik Cebu committee created the BalikBalay campaign to channel donations of balikbayans and other parties willing to help, into rebuilding lives of homeless survivors by providing funds for their dwellings.
Starting January 6, Monday, dinner coupons worth Php300.00 each will be available at the Balik Cebu Booth at the Rotunda Area fronting Rustan’s. The booth is designed to help balikbayans who are in town for Sinulog to find activities and events that they could join.
Take part in all the festivities this January only in Cebu’s premiere shopping, dining, and entertainment destination, Ayala Center Cebu.
For more information, contact Ayala Center Cebu Concierge at (032) 516-2035 or (032) 231-5342. You can also visit the website: www.ayalamalls.com.ph or “like” the official Ayala Center Cebu on Facebook (www.facebook.com/AyalaCebu) for more details on upcoming shows and events.