Philippine Navy’s landing craft BRP Agta (LC-290) has ferried the image of Santo Niño for the fluvial procession in Cebu as part of the grand feast of the Santo Niño, said Philippine Navy’s Naval Forces Central (NAVFORCEN).
“Partnerships between the military, local government units and non-government organizations were strengthened as everyone worked as a team,” NAVFORCEN said.
NAVFORCEN said Sinulog in Cebuano term means ‘like the movement of water’, which is also highly correlated with the Navy’s primary function of safeguarding the maritime environment.
NAVFORCEN said the Sto. Niño was given honors upon arrival at the Captain Veloso Pier.
“Historically, the Sto. Niño was recognized in the sense of holding a military rank to that of a captain general,” NAVFORCEN said. “The image was also given the title ‘Lord Admiral of the Sea’ by the Philippine Navy in 2011. This was in honor of Christ’s lordship over seafarers, mariners and the marine ecology.”