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Gabii sa Kabilin offers visit to Nine Museums

Here is the Press Release for this major Cebu Event:

On its fourth year, Gabii sa Kabilin (Night of Heritage) promises the public a richer experience of Cebu culture and heritage as nine museums welcome visitors from 6 p.m. to midnight on Friday, May 28, 2010.

On this special night, families, friends, and tourists can visit Casa Gorordo Museum along 35 Lopez Jaena Street, the Cathedral Museum of Cebu and Basilica del Santo Niño Museum on P. Burgos Street, Fort San Pedro in Plaza Independencia, the Yap-Sandiego ancestral house on the corner of Mabini and Lopez Jaena Streets, Museo Sugbo on M.J. Cuenco Street, 1730 Jesuit House along Zulueta Street, University of Southern Philippines Foundation (USPF) – Rizal Museum on Mabini Street, and Sacred Heart Parish along Jakosalem Street and witness the different cultural presentations for a fee of only P100 per person for multiple entry to each venue.

More museums participate in Gabii sa Kabilin

Rediscover Cebu’s rich history by going on a walking tour to the museums. Ride a tartanilla and experience Cebu’s colourful past. Visit the Cathedral Museum of Cebu and the Basilica del Santo Niño Museum for a glimpse of religious relics and old statues and images.

Learn how Filipinos lived in the Hispanic times at the Casa Gorordo Museum. Or explore the richness of colonial architecture when you visit the Yap Sandiego House and the 1730 Jesuit House in the old Parian district. Know interesting things about Jose Rizal, our national hero, at the USPF-Rizal Museum. And be attracted to the beautiful contemporary paintings of Cebu’s very own artists at Sacred Heart Parish.

Listen to traditional Cebuano love poetry and music by local performers or watch dance performances by the Sandiego Dance Company and other dance troupes. Watch reenactments of Rizal’s last moments as well as award-winning indie films.

Parada or tartanilla rides are offered at between Fort San Pedro and Basilica del Sto. Nino Museum. Mini-buses are offered from Museo Sugbo, Fort San Pedro and Sacred Heart Parish.

To be a part of this one-of-a-kind experience, get your Gabii sa Kabilin tickets at the respective participating museums for P100 per person. Ask any of the tartanillas to bring you to Fort San Pedro and Basilica del Sto. Nino Museum for only P50.00 per person.

Definitely a must-do this summer vacation, Gabii sa Kabilin is on many counts a wonderful way of spending your Friday night. Whether you are with family or friends, this cultural event is sure to be an enjoyable learning experience where you will see and experience museums beyond their collections.

More activities await visitors of Gabii sa Kabilin

The Gabii sa Kabilin concept is patterned after the long night of the museum in Germany and other European countries to draw and encourage people to visit museums as a venue for cultural understanding” said Dr. Joy Gerra, Executive Director of the Ramon Aboitiz Foundation Inc. (RAFI)-Cultural Heritage Program.

“We would also like to offer our guests a chance to ride the calesa or tartanilla (parada), a mode of transportation at the turn of 19th century as they move around from museum to museum. We also encourage people to dress in period costumes for the event,” she added.

Gabii sa Kabilin, the only museum and cultural event of its kind in the Philippines and Asia, is organized by RAFI in partnership with the Visayas Association of Museums and Galleries Inc. (VAMGI).

Here is the map/route for the ride and visit

Here is the list of Participating Museums with its contact number, if you are interested to be a part of this momentous event, call and ask more details below:

Casa Gorordo Museum          – (032) 418-7234 loc. 532 –
Yap-Sandiego Ancestral House     – (032) 515-9000
Cathedral Museum of Cebu      – (032) 412-3455
Basilica del Santo Niño Museum     – (032) 255-6699 loc. 602
Fort San Pedro              – (032) 256-2284, 416-7080
Museo Sugbo              – (032) 516-2128
1730 Jesuit House          – (032) 255-5408, 255-5409
University of Southern Philippines Foundation (USPF)-Rizal Museum
Sacred Heart Parish         – (032) 253-6479 local 114

May 22, 2010 - Posted by | catholic feast, CBS Partner, Cebu Bloggers Society, Cebu Events, happenings, news, personal, pinoy, spiritual


  1. […] be taken note though that not all museums are located at Parian. For further information on this, the EUTS blog of a fellow blogger Mark Monta, can be the resource blog about the […]

    Pingback by Parian and the Cultural and Historic District of Cebu Brought to Spotlight at Gabii sa Kabilin | BjORN CEBUANO | May 24, 2010 | Reply

  2. mark, I’d like to experience this.. unfortunately, we have a class tomorrow night. 😦

    Comment by anna rose | May 27, 2010 | Reply

  3. Dominica B. Chua is a hypocrite and corrupt old lady with a 24/7 nasal congestion… She pretends to be artistic but in reality she is narcissistic. Self-proclaimed genius in the field of social development but in reality she is a sociopath. A Law graduate who did not pass the bar examination. She is an accountant who knows how to manipulate money and power. Shame on you dirty old witch also known as ‘Domi’ Allan K’s twin sister.

    Dr. Jocelyn Gera is a sigbin look-a-like old maiden, housed in a century old Mansion. She has a psychotic tendency. With her sharp teeth, she nibbles the old furniture in the museum and loves to straw the colony of termites in the old house. Most of the time she is talking to herself alone in her office and crying while playing Yoyoy Villames CDs. Under her desk are voodoo dolls named after her rivals Rowena, Evelyn, Anton. Anabelle, Tess and Jeannette. The dolls are mummified as the lunatic lady daily casts her spell on them that one day all of them will be under her feet as she aspires to be the next anointed COO of the most prestigious foundation in the Queen City Of The South, more commonly known as Cebu City. Everyday she invite her rivals one by one in her office as she make stories and make them quarrel and envy each other.

    Haidee Palapar is an overweight and obese middle age lady with a twang accent pretending to be eloquent and substantive but in reality she hires bunch of media experts to do the job for her. All she does is to sit all day inside her tinted office while she munch, chow down, devour, feast upon, gormandize, pig out all the junk foods inside her office cabinets while chatting on her facebook and online dating sites.. desperate to find a lover in-spite and despite of her size during her office hours.

    These are just few revelations from an insider in the vicinity of Ramon Aboitiz Foundation Inc. at # 35 Lopez Jaena Street, Cebu City.

    There are more to come, more revealing, more scandalous, more than you can imagine with the people who pretends to be an agent of social development and civic works.

    Comment by Nanzyballz | March 25, 2011 | Reply

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