Last January 15,2017, Cebu once again celebrated their most-awaited feast- the Sinulog Festival. It is celebrated every 3rd Sunday of January; natives perform dance rituals to honor the image of Santo Niño. According to history, it was MAgellan who gave them the Santo Niño as a gift to Hara Amihan during her Christian baptismal. She is the wife of Rajah Humabon, Cebu's chief during that time.
Many tourists from around the country travel all the way to Cebu just to witness the grandiose festival. The grand street parade usually lasts for 9-12 hours and dancers usually wear colorful costumes.
However, not everyone was happy about the Festival. One netizen named Mercy Mirata, expressed her extreme disgust over the celebtration and even mocked the belief it was centered on.According to her, the signal wasn't working very well since Saturday and went on until Sunday because of the said festival. She blamed this on the 'blind' faith of the people to the "Santo Niño" who isn't even a real 'god'. She described it as 'diosdiosan' who doesn't even have power.
As expected, many netizens were angered by Mirata's harsh words and disregard for other perspectives. Many also called her out of condemning other people and not respecting their belies. As of this writing, the post already garnered 24 thousand reactions and over 26 thousand shares.
Read her full post below:
Nadamay ang buong Cebu walang signal ngayon at bukas, walang signal kaya walang communication. DAHIL LANG SA IMPAKTONG NIÑO KAPISTAHAN. Natakot sila na bombahin ang kapistahan. Tayong mga taong matino ay nadamay sa mga mangmang nakipag fiesta sa impaktong diosdiosan nila. Kailan kayong mga mangmang mata uhan? Kapitbahay ko malakas ang music na HALINA MAGSINULOG IMPERNO SENYOR, pero nabuntis ang anak walang ama, hayan producto sa mga taong mahilig sa mga rebulto. Kung totoong Dios ang sto. niño impakto BAKIT MATAKOT SILA BOMBAHIN NANG MGA TERRORISTA? KASI WALANG POWER ANG STO. NIÑO IMPAKTO DIOSDIOSAN NYO WALANG POWER MAG PROTECTA SA BOMBA, HAYAN NADAMAY KAMING MGA TOTOONG KRISTIANO, MATIGIL MGA TRABAHO. SANA UULANIN NA MALAKAS OR APOY NALANG KAYA. KUNG WALA PA MAHABANG PATIENCE SI LORD SA MGA TAONG DISOBEDIENTS AT STIFF-NECKED NA ITO HAYAN MATAGAL RA KAYO PINATAY KAGAYA SA MGA ISRAELITES NOON.
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