“The bottom line of our celebration is our faith in
God.” This is the message relayed by Gov. Isagani S.
Amatong during the successfully celebrated Sinulog
2004 last Saturday at Punta Corro, Central Barangay,
According to the governor that the unyielding faith
of the people towards God is the ultimate reason why
there is such a marvelous celebration taking place
in the city.
the other hand, Mayor Roberto Uy and Monsigñor Jose
Manguiran delivered their clear and concise message
directed towards the celebration of the affair.
The Sinulog 2004 started with a Fluvial Parade which
started from Looc Estaka all the way to the beach
area of barangay Miputak then back to the shores of
barangay Sicayab then finally ending to a stop at
the famous Breakwater of Central Barangay.
Zamboanga del Norte
Provincial Tourism Officer Edwin Bation hands
the P15,000.00 cash prize and the symbolic
30-kilogram champions trophy to Mayor Ma.
Teresa G. Caballero of the Tribo ni Tino
contingent during the awarding ceremonies of
the 15th Sinulog sa Dipolog
Cultural Dancing Competition held at the ZN
With all the devotional street dancing and the merry
making of the cultural competition held at the
grounds of the Zamboanga del Norte Sports Complex,
triumphant in its attempt to win the champions
trophy is the contingent from the Tribo ni Tino of
Barangay Sipulan of the town of Manukan.
The second place went to the tribes people of Tribo
ni Jose of Don Jose Aguirre also from Manukan town
while the third place went to Tribo Mangingisda of
Santa Cruz Chapel of Central Barangay of the city of
Tribo ni Tino received the cash prize worth
P15,000.00 and a very unique trophy shaped like a
musical note whose top emblem symbolized the drum
instrument. The champions trophy weighed around 20
to 30 kilos as announced by the announcers during
the awarding ceremonies.
The champions trophy received by the Tribo ni Tino
contingent was the first of its kind in the whole
province of Zamboanga del Norte and was made
possible through the efforts of the Provincial
Government through the Office of the Provincial
However, the second place winners also received a
cash prize worth P10,000.00 and P7,000.00 went to
the third prize winners.
The other five non-winners received the consolation
prize of P1,000.00 each which represented
contingents from Pundok Mangingisda ni Lando of
Baybay Sicayab; Saint Peter Chapel or Barangay
Miputak Chapel; Juvenile Tribes of the Upper Turno
Youth Organization and Our Lady of Fatima Parish;
Sinuyak Parish participated by the Sinuyak National
High School of the town of Katipunan; and Tribo
Magbabaol of La Libertad Parish.
Special awards were also given by the Sinulog 2004
Committee where the most participated awards was
garnered both by Tribo ni Tino and Tribo ni Jose,
Barangay Miputak Chapel got the most lively award,
the most unique award was given to Tribo sa
Magbabaol, and most colorful went to Tribo ni Jose.
The most simple award went to the Upper Turno Youth
Organization contingent; Central Barangay won the
most organized award and the most disciplined went
to the Tribo sa Magbabaol.
The Sinulog 2004 Committee would also like to thank
the Devotional Category dancers who participated in
the Sinulog Procession that took place from Sta.
Cruz in Rizal Avenue all the way to the Zamboanga
del Norte Sports Complex.