The successful construction of the Abellana Oval gave way to Cebu's hosting of the 1994 Palarong Pambansa -- CCSC's first successful hosting of a major event, and subsequently, the hosting of seven game categories of the Southeast Asian (SEA) Games held in November 2005.
Besides of being a sports facility, the Cebu City Sports Center is also the venue for the annual Sinulog Festival held every third Sunday of January.
- I attended the Sinulog festival 2007 . A seat in the main Grandstand ranged from £5 to £10 - about a weeks wage for Fillipinos . You can see an athletics track , floodlights and goal posts though the Sinulog , one of the biggest festivals in the world , is the centre piece attraction not only in Cebu but throughout the Phillipines .
The Sinulog procession/street dancing begins early on a Sunday morning and finishes at midnight with an explosive and extremely colourful firework display . I've never seen so many people converging into one area , its massive and must be on any travelling tourists itenary .
Manny Pacquiao has used the complex for training and many famous actors and famous faces have taken part in the procession such Angel Locsin and Pedro Penduko .
The Santo Niño de Cebú ("Holy Child of Cebu") is a celebrated Roman Catholic statue of the Child Jesus venerated by Filipino Roman Catholics. Claiming to be the oldest religious image in the Philippines, the statue was originally donated by Ferdinand Magellan to Rajah Humabon and his wife Humamay in 1521