Cebuanos and devotees of the Santo Nino of Cebu are thankful once again to the Child Jesus for keeping the ASEAN summit safe from terrorist attacks. The cebuanos have been known to be downright religious when it comes to their patron, the image of the child Christ.
Incidentally, with the closing of the ASEAN Leaders' Summit comes another reason for Cebu to celebrate: The Sinulog Festival, which features the devotion of cebuanos to the Senor Santo Nino. Foreigners have already started to arrive in the Cebu Capital to join in the festivities, oblivious to the warnings of several embassies regarding travel to the Philippines. Germans, Americans, Australians and others have already staked out the places they want to visit in Cebu and are excited over the fesitivites. 2 ASEAN leaders have also been reported to have extended their stay in the country to join the festivities. Cebu's Sinulog Festival is one of the biggest celebrations in the country.VIVA SANTO NINO!