January 1, 2024

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Gabii sa Kabilin Returns on October 21

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After a two-year hiatus brought by the pandemic, the Ramon Aboitiz Foundation Inc. (RAFI) Culture & Heritage Unit, its partner museums and cultural organizations, and local government units, are bringing back the face-to-face Gabii sa Kabilin on October 21, 2022, from 6 p.m. to 12 midnight.

Aside from access to 20 museums and heritage sites in the cities of Cebu, Mandaue and Talisay, guests can enjoy fun and interactive performances, children’s activities, shuttle services across sites, and a complimentary tartanilla ride with just one ticket.

Priced at P200 each, the GSK ticket is only valid during the heritage night, but regular paying guests can avail of the early bird rate of P180 until September 21. Senior citizens and students can purchase tickets for P180 each, upon presentation of a valid ID at any ticketing site. Children ages seven and under, accompanied by adults, get free admission and rides.

Those interested in joining the heritage night can purchase tickets at the following participating museums and heritage sites:

Cebu City

  • Archdiocesan Museum of Cebu
  • Archdiocesan Shrine of San Nicolas de Tolentino Parish
  • Archdiocesan Shrine of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus
  • Basilica Minore del Santo Niño Museum
  • Casa Gorordo Museum
  • Cebu City Museum
  • Fort San Pedro
  • Fo Guang Shan Chu Un Temple
  • Museo Parian sa Sugbo – 1730 Jesuit House
  • Museo Sugbo
  • Palm Grass Cebu The Heritage Hotel
  • RAFI – The Kabilin Center
  • St. Theresa’s College – Sr. Ma Delia Coronel Folklife Museum
  • Sugbu Chinese Heritage Museum
  • University of the Philippines Cebu
  • University of San Carlos Museum
  • University of Southern Philippines Foundation Rizaliana Museum

Mandaue City

  • Mandaue City Presidencia

Talisay City

  • Cebu Archdiocesan Shrine of Jesus Nazareno Heritage of Faith Museum
  • Museo de Talisay

Participants can also join the Heritage Hunt where teams will complete a series of challenges in selected museums and sites. Vlogging and phone photography contests are also open to all ticketholders.

This year’s event theme is “Padayon”, which highlights why the Cebuano race, spirit and personality have continued to exist and thrive amidst the many crises and challenges that came his way.

The theme also highlights and celebrates local museums, galleries and cultural sites– treasure troves where one can find proof of Cebuanos’ knack for survival and character of resilience, optimism, and ingenuity.

Initiated in 2007 by RAFI, Gabii sa Kabilin aims to celebrate Cebu’s rich heritage, cultivate a sense of identity and pride of place among Cebuanos, and help preserve local culture and heritage by encouraging Cebuanos to visit museums.

Gabii sa Kabilin also launched its monthly online activities during the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic to continue educating Cebuanos about various topics related to local culture and heritage and make cultural education more accessible to the public. Last year, it organized the Gabii sa Kabilin One Night Only, a virtual show that featured cultural performances and historical documentaries from the 16 museums and heritage sites.

For more information and updates, visit the official Gabii sa Kabilin Facebook page.