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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 | 3 Comments

My 2010 Holy Week

Since I started to notice and observe Holy Week during my 12 years of age, this week is never been the same as the past holy weeks in my life. I have definitely observed this week with holiness and solemnity, plus prayer for family, friends and relatives, I found this week more than the enjoyment that some people was experiencing in Daan Bantayan, the very famous and number one destination during Holy Week here in Cebu.  Even though, I am bounded with hectic schedule to the early days of this week, I still managed to celebrate the true essence of Holy Week as a Christian citizen.

So, what are the things and activities we had for this week? Here are some wrap-up of the Roman Catholic faith, beliefs and activities every during Holy Week on which some of them I did love and performed with heart.

Holy Monday

                Last Monday was my defend day for our System Analysis and Design project study. Jesus has always been with our group’s side since we got no technical errors to be changed in our document but just a glitch of spelling carelessness. Prayers and lots of “Tabangi mi Lord” murmurs have been cast out before and after our defend. In deed, the holiness for Monday was been a big help for our group to pass the said subject and as we always do, just believe and He will do the rest.

Holy Tuesday

                On this specific day of my 2nd semester life, I got more than 8 hours of rest. I knew Jesus has always been very delicate for our body’s care. Even in our busy and rush works, we must not forget to live healthily and with His guidance, everything will go well.  Yes, I was refreshed with my ever promising rest and I definitely believe to keep things Holy, we must take the first step to clean our body and soul for the Him.

Holy Wednesday

                I went to the office with ease and worry-free. But before that, I went to school to pass our error-free documents for System Analysis and Design subject. On this day, I was able to draft my official post for my Cebu Journalism Seminar held at Marco Polo and University of San Carlos while waiting for my SAD groupmate to come and bring the printed documents.  At the end of the day, I was able to prepare myself and my friends for two-day holiday.

Maunday Thursday

                As early as 5 AM, I bathe and made myself ready for our journey and visit to Simala, the famous holy place of miraculous Birhen sa Simala. Then I headed immediately to CITIlink, v-hire station going to Sibonga, Cebu. At exactly 8 AM, we started to move and we arrived around 10 AM.

                At Simala, we did the “HALOK SA BIRHEN”, and we were just so very lucky of not lining up hardly for Virgin Mary of Simala. After few minutes, we then headed to the mountainous front yard of the Church to do our way of the Cross. A true sacrifice was made and prayers were casted. I was able to bought their healing Simala Olive Oil (and I got it in just 3 pieces for 50 PHP,lols). After we did lunch, around 12:00 noon, we departure going to City.

                At the evening, around 7:00 PM, we prepared for our yearly Visita Iglesia. Our majority destination Churches were Churches of Lapu-lapu City namely: Our Lady of Fatima Parish of Basak, Mandaue City; Birhen Sa Regla, Opon, Lapu-lapu City; Perpetual Help of Babag Lapu-Lapu City; Cordova Church of Cordova province; Our Lady of Sacred Heart Parish; Sto. Nino of Lapu-lapu City; and lastly, Holy Family of Maguikay, Mandaue City. We spelled one Our Father, one Haily Mary and one Glory be in each of the Churches.

Good Friday

                This Friday is a rest day for me, have segrigated and cleaned my things which inlcude all my used and old notes at school. I put them all in a box and the sala is now clean. ^_^  In the afternoon, I watch “Siete Palabras” or Seven Last Words program in television. I then spent my evening at Zyra/Blair’s house.

Black Saturday

                I woke up very late around 10 AM.  I watched movie entitled From Paris With Love. After then, I took my lunch and took a bath. Around 1 PM, we were ready and headed to Tabor Hills in Talamban Cebu City for a Way of the Cross event, in this time, I am with my family and relatives. We ended around 3-4 PM and we rested for a while at the top with some snacks provided by Tito

Easter Sunday

                From night shift work, I ended up playing Plants Vs. Zombies at home. Around 9 AM, I took a sleep and woke up around 3 in the afternoon. I should have accompanied my auntie to attend a Sunday Mass at the morning but my body can’t make it. So I just decided to rest. In the afternoon, while waiting for my sleepiness to come again, I drafted this article for this evening post.

That’s how I spent my Holy Week this year. In between of those days, I personally spoke prayer for myself, to my family, relatives and friends. What phrase that will not be failed to mentioned in my prayer is that I hope that everybody who are close to me must be safe and be guided.

I hope you do enjoy your Holy Week guys.

April 4, 2010 Posted by | catholic feast, Cebu Events, contest, discovering cebu, happenings, holy week, inspirational story, news, personal, pinoy, Writeups | Leave a comment

Happy Holidays Friends and Family

As of this posting, it is two days before Jesus’s Birthday.

It is one day before my official break at the office.

As i am writing this post, I am alone in the office waiting for my other colleague to fill in the next shift

An hour before i write this post, I was shutting down all workstations here in the IT room.

If financial resources permit, I’m gonna buy new digital camera tomorrow instead of a laptop.

Some of our Cebu Bloggers Society friends and families are now heading to their respective provinces so that they can spend the birthday of Jesus with their families.

Speaking of family, I am so excited for the first reunion or get together of our clan. Our Clan includes surnames of Melendres, Monta,Pino, Partulan, Mondejar, Armenteros, Patindol, and Velayo.

These are thoughts that come into my mind while i am doing the post. Anyways, my only message to everyone is have a happy, safe and meaningful Christmas with your family, friends, and love ones.

CBS Friends, My Blogmates, my Plurkada, my Pesbukers, my Twitterers, all bugITs in the house ——

Thank you, Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

PS: Thanks to Arfrits Epiz for my requested E-card.

December 23, 2009 Posted by | catholic feast, Cebu Bloggers Society, Cebu Events, christmas, family, happenings, news, personal, pinoy | , | 2 Comments