20 museums and heritage sites to join Gabii sa Kabilin in Cebu

Gabii sa Kabilin

Twenty museums and heritage sites in the cities of Cebu, Mandaue, and Talisay will be opening their doors on October 21, 2022, from 6pm to 12 midnight for the highly anticipated Gabii sa Kabilin (GSK)”.

Aside from access to 20 museums and heritage sites, participants can enjoy special activities and presentations in the participating sites, unlimited bus rides, and one complimentary tartanilla ride all in one night for just one ticket.

Those who wish to participate in Gabii sa Kabilin can purchase tickets at any of the participating museums and heritage sites for only P200 each. Senior citizens and students can purchase tickets for P180 each, upon presentation of a valid ID at any ticketing site.

Here is the complete list of #GabiisaKabilin2022 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 The Cebu 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

This year’s participating museums and heritage sites include the Cebu Archdiocesan Shrine of Jesus Nazareno Heritage of Faith Museum in Talisay and RAFI – The Kabilin Center in Parian, which will be joining the event for the very first time.

During Gabii sa Kabilin, participants will also get a sneak peek of the soon-to-open National Museum in Cebu, which will be housed in the former Malacanang sa Sugbo near Plaza Independencia.

Although the museum is yet to open to the public, it will be showcasing special exhibits and presentations outside the National Museum building.

Freedom Park will also be featured through an exhibit about its historical and cultural significance at the Senior Citizen’s Park beside Sugbu Chinese Heritage Museum.

The special exhibit, mounted by Megawide subsidiary Cebu2World Development, Inc., will also feature conservation efforts and archaeological findings in the area.

Freedom Park will be rebuilt on its original location as part of the historical commemoration of the Carbon District. Once a space for gatherings and freedom of expression, the park eventually became part of the public market.

Participants can also join the vlogging and phone photography contests which are open to all ticket holders. Children’s activities will be provided on some sites so kids can enjoy and have their first encounter with their Cebuano heritage through Cebuano games.

In partnership with the RAFI Dolores Aboitiz Children’s Fund, kids can get a prize if they are able to complete the activities of five sites.

Minimum health protocols must be observed during the heritage night including physical distancing and wearing of face masks, especially inside museums and buses.

Event organizers will also be monitoring foot traffic and regularly disinfecting frequently touched surfaces in participating museums and heritage sites.

This year’s Gabii sa Kabilin is made possible through partnerships with the LGUs of Cebu City, Mandaue City, and Talisay City. Other government agencies and offices supporting the event are the Cebu City Traffic Operations Management (CCTO), Philippine National Police (PNP), InterAgency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF).

Initiated in 2007 by the Ramon Aboitiz Foundation Inc., 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.

For more information and updates, visit the official Gabii sa Kabilin Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/gabiisakabilincebu/.