The mini city for devotees will open this Friday with a simple opening ceremony at 10 a.m. Registration will be in the afternoon following a confession and a Mass at 3 p.m. This place is for Sto. Niño devotees who are not from Cebu, have no relatives with whom they can stay with, or do not have enough to pay for lodgings. Having no accommodation should not stop them from paying their respects to the Sto. Niño or joining the festivities of the Sinulog Festival 2015. Thus, the Cebu City Government put up the Devotee City.
The Devotee City, which can accommodate more than 3,000 persons, is located beside the Kampanya Maritima Building, or the Cebu City entrance to the South Road Properties (SRP), near the Senior Citizen’s Park. It has over 120 container vans, which can hold 30 people, 30 portalettes, eight bathrooms, two lavatories and one kitchen space.
Free water and power will be provided by the Cebu City Government as well as a Wifi connection.
A medical van with doctors and nurses, as well as police officers stationed in barangays Ermita, Sto. Niño and San Roque will also be available 24/7 to attend to the devotees’ needs.
Devotees may stay in the area starting Friday until the morning of Monday. Interested parties must be from other provinces or from places beyond the town of Carcar in the Southern area while beyond Danao in the Northern area of Cebu. They must bring with them either a valid personal ID, barangay clearance or cedula and their boat or bus tickets. Accommodations will be on a first-come, first-serve basis.