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Monday, May 23, 2011

Cebuano: Are you familiar with your culture and heritage?

Cebu City is the oldest city in the country. It is expected to have a rich culture and heritage. However, how many Cebuanos of today are even familiar with their heritage and culture?

Here is your chance to know your city more through the Gabii sa Kabilin (Night of Heritage) this coming May 27, 2011.  Brought to you by the Ramon Aboitiz Foundation Incorporated (RAFI), the Gabii sa Kabilin will feature 11 participating museums (more than last year's) that will open its doors to the public from 6 PM to midnight for a heritage tour you will never forget.

The said event is uniquely Cebu showcasing the museums not only as repository of things Cebuano and ancient but a treasure chest full of historical riches and cultural gems. It is one way of rediscovering our rich cultural heritage and history that will help enrich our present as well as our future. The event will feature  cultural attractions such as Cebuano dance, music and tribal band performances, an art fairstorytelling, World War II memorabilia collections and cooking demonstration of Cebuano delicacies to name some.

There will also be a walking tour of participating plazas to be led by Ka Bino Guerrero.

The routes will be secured by the local tanods and the Cebu City Police Office.

Participating museums include: 

  • Casa Gorordo Museum, 
  • Cathedral Museum of Cebu, 
  • Fort San Pedro, 
  • Yap-Sandiego Ancestral House, 
  • Museo Sugbo, 
  • University of Southern Philippines Foundation (USPF) – Rizal Museum, 
  • Museo Parian sa Sugbo (1730 Jesuit House), 
  • Sacred Heart Alternative Gallery, Cebu Normal University (CNU) Museum, 
  • Cebu City Museum, and Mandaue City Central Plaza. 
The partiicpating heritage sites include 
  • Plaza Independencia, 
  • Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral, 
  • Basilica del Sto. Niño, 
  • Sacred Heart Church, 
  • Heritage of Cebu Monument (Plaza Parian), 
  • Plaza Hamabar, and 
  • Plaza Sugbo.
One can avail of entrance to all of the participating heritage sites and museums plus rides via tartanilla (horse-drawn carriage) and bus rides for a price of P150.

Contact Casa Gorordo Museum at 4187234 and look for May for your ticket inquiries.

For more information, please visit

So grab this opportunity and touch base with our roots.

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  1. This is really interesting. I'm not really from Cebu but I've been living here for almost a decade.. I'll repost. Thanks!

  2. Yes, it is really a one-of-a-kind activity and it just comes once a year. Please do attend, Cherrey and share this with your friends. Thanks.



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