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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

Holy Week 2008: Holy Tuesday Reflections

I started the day with a great JOY!

When i got to the office
My Colleague lend to me a gift
and i was shocked, it was a BIRTHDAY GIFT!
nyaks! my birthday was last March 2


they asked sorry because it was lates..
but i said in reply..
its very okay….(at least you tried)…waahahah
It is Polo Shirt..weeeeeeeeeeeee




“He who loves his brother
abides in the light
and in it there is no cause
for stumbling”

1 John 2:10

March 18, 2008 Posted by | happenings, holy week, personal, spiritual | 1 Comment

Holy Week 2008: Holy Monday Reflections

I woke up early at 9 AM..
This was the agreed time with my parents
For me to be awoken..
I was assigned to attend our little sari-sari store..
while they will accompany our little bro
to the doctor for a checkup
he was feeling so bad, very sick..

This was what i asked from GOD last sunday
when my other brother attended mass
and of course, he was always with us,…
as of the moment, my little brother is feeling good..

but what is Holy Monday? What is the unforgettable incident in relate to life of Jesus Christ?

in this gospel of john 12:1-11, we will do our reflections..


Six days before the Passover Jesus came to Bethany, the home of Lazarus, whom he had raised from the dead. There they gave a dinner for him. Martha served, and Lazarus was one of those at the table with him. Mary took a pound of costly perfume made of pure nard, anointed Jesus’ feet, and wiped them with her hair. The house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume. But Judas Iscariot, one of his disciples (the one who was about to betray him), said, “Why was this perfume not sold for three hundred denarii and the money given to the poor?” (He said this not because he cared about the poor, but because he was a thief; he kept the common purse and used to steal what was put into it.) Jesus said, “Leave her alone. She bought it so that she might keep it for the day of my burial. You always have the poor with you, but you do not always have me.” When the great crowd of the Jews learned that he was there, they came not only because of Jesus but also to see Lazarus, whom he had raised from the dead. So the chief priests planned to put Lazarus to death as well, since it was on account of him that many of the Jews were deserting and were believing in Jesus.

March 17, 2008 Posted by | happenings, holy week, personal, spiritual | Leave a comment