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For more information, please contact:
Communications Officer
Ramon Aboitiz Foundation Inc.
Tel. (63 32) 418 7234 loc. 504
Email: [email protected]
Executive Director
Culture & Heritage unit
Ramon Aboitiz Foundation Inc.
Tel. (63 32) 418 7234 loc. 701
Email: [email protected]
Gabii sa Kabilin
Fact Sheet
Gabii sa Kabilin (Night of Heritage) is an annual program hosted by the Ramon Aboitiz
Foundation Inc. (RAFI) Culture and Heritage Unit. It is executed in coordination with RAFI’s
partner museums and heritage sites.
It is an adaptation of Germany’s Long Night of Museums that has been replicated in other
cities all over the world such as Vienna, Budapest, Saint Petersburg, Paris, Rome, Amsterdam,
Prague, Bogota, and Buenos Aires. In the Asia-Pacific Region, only Metro Cebu is currently
holding such an event.
As it is a “night of heritage,” Gabii sa Kabilin does not only feature museums, but also sites
of cultural and historic significance.
The first run of Gabii sa Kabilin was made in 2007 and included three museums in Cebu
City. It is now on its seventh year and will feature 33 museums and heritage sites in the cities of
Cebu, Lapu-Lapu, Mandaue and Talisay.
Gabii sa Kabilin is held every last Friday of May in celebration of the Philippines’ National
Heritage Month and International Museums Day (May 18).
This year, Gabii sa Kabilin will be held on May 31 from 6 p.m. to 12 midnight.
Tour Mechanics
One ticket worth PhP150.00 gives participants the access to as many museums and
heritage sites included in the Gabii sa Kabilin circuit as they want and enjoy cultural shows and
exhibits from 6 p.m. to 12 midnight. They also provide for unlimited rides in Gabii sa Kabilin buses
and tartanillas in Cebu City’s old district.
Participants get to join several activities, and savor local cuisine at affordable prices. They
can also shop for souvenirs as they tour museums and heritage sites throughout the night.
Participating sites and their attractions
This year, the Gabii sa Kabilin heritage event will include 22 participating sites that will
have various presentations. These are:
touching people, shaping the future
Ramon Aboitiz Foundation, Inc. 35 Lopez Jaena Street, Cebu City 6000 Philippines
tel: (63 32) 418 7234 fax: (63 32) 418 7234 loc. 516
Casa Gorordo Museum
Museum of 19th to early 20th century lifestyle of a Parian family and community
Cultural presentation of music by Sistemang Pilipino and Izarzurri Vidal; Sugbuanong
balak and balitaw; Exhibit of local textiles and demonstration on weaving.
Cathedral Museum of Cebu
Repository of the Archdiocese of Cebu’s sacred treasures
“Road to Glorification of San Pedro Calungsod” Exhibit. Photo Exhibit during the
Canonization of San Pedro Calungsod and the National Thanksgiving Ceremony.
Cebu City Museum
Housed in the 1937 neo-classical building of the Rizal Library and Museum
Presentations by Cebu City Children Performance Artists, Knapsack Dancers and
Tambolero sa Sugbo, AVP of Cebu City history; Mini-Fashion show of Mis Cebu 2013
winners, Food Fest, Exhibits on Vintage Cars, Cebu City Tourism Commission Projects,
CHAC Activities, Old Postcards from the Lucy Urgello-Miller Collection and Sinulog Photo
winners Exhibit, For children, Storytelling Activity at Rizal Library
Cebu Cultural Center
Art Exhibit of UP Fine Arts Students
Colegio del Sto. Niño
Founded in 1903, managed by the Augustinians, located besides the colonial Baroque Church
home to the iconic Santo Niño de Cebu
Exhibit on Sto. Niño de Cebu – Augustinian Social Development Foundation
Don Sergio Osmeña Memorabilia and CAP Art Gallery
Former residence of President Sergio Osmeña
Sergio Osmeña memorabilia exhibit
Fo Guang Shan Chu Un Temple
Serene Buddhist temple complex in the heart of the city
Bathing of the Buddha; Buddhist calligraphy demonstration; Art Work display; Cebu Choral
Performances; Souvenir Selling; Buddhist Etiquette,
Fort San Pedro
Oldest and smallest fort in the Philippines marking the first Spanish settlement in the islands
Musical and Dance Performance by USC Rondalla Group, Marian Devotee Choir, USC
Dance Group, Sinulog Idol 2012, Ms. Rona Lofranco, AVP on Pasiyo sa Kabilin and
ASEAN City of Culture
Iglesia Filipina Independiente Cathedral of the Holy Child
Century-old church of the Iglesia Filipina Independiente Church
Cultural Presentation and Live Band, Exhibits on History of IFI Church in Cebu and relics
Jose R. Gullas Halad Museum
A homage to musical heritage of Cebu and the Visayas
“Pistaym” Exhibit - A collection of American-era Cebu City photos from the Uytingchua
family; Performances of Cebuano music and dances
Museo Parian sa Sugbo
1730 Parian residence-turned-Jesuit mission station
Performances of old Cebuano songs; exhibits on history of parian, history of Jesuits in
Museo Sugbo
Cebu’s largest museum showcasing two millennia of the province’s heritage and history
Thirteen galleries in three museums in a six-building complex; One Town, One Product
Fair; Dance Presentation from UC Dance Group
Plaza Independencia
Iconic landmark in the country’s oldest city
Plaza Parian – Aboitizland’s Handurawan Sa Karaang Sugbo
The district of Cebu’s prominent families in the colonial period
“Kabag-uhan: Now and Then” photo exhibit, Food festival, a collection of delicacies from
different towns; Heritage Trivia Night; Sinulog Dance by Mabolo Elementary School; Poetry
Sacred Heart Parish Church and Alternative Contemporary Arts Studio (2 sites)
Cebu City’s first modern church and Gallery of contemporary Cebuano art
Exhibit on Ateneo Art Awards winners – Mark Salvatus, Leeroy New; Street Pop Art by
Junks Collective, Art fair at parish social hall.
San Nicolas de Tolentino Parish Church
One of the oldest parishes in the Philippines
Exhibit on History of San Nicholas de Tolentino Parish, Display of Sto. Niño Teniente dela
Guardia, San Nicholas de Tolentino and Mosaic by Fidel Araneta, The revolution and Tres
de Abril exhibit, Food fair – seafood delicacies, Arnis Demo by Dose Pares, Songs of San
Nicholas’ musical legends – Piux Kabajar, Manny Cabase and Minggoy Lopez
San Pedro Calungsod Chapel
Chapel dedicated to the first Visayan saint
Sugbu Chinese Heritage Museum
Housed in the Gotiaoco building
United Church of Christ in the Philippines – Bradford Memorial Chapel
First Presbyterian church in Cebu built in 1913
Opening Program at 5:30pm, Messages from Rev. Haniel Taganas, Administrative Pastor,
UCCP – Bradford, Messages from David Aurio, Council Chairperson, UCCP Bradford
Council, Acting Governor Agnes Magpale, Councilor Margarita Osmeña and Dr. Jocelyn
Gerra, Executive Director, RAFI – Culture and Heritage
University of Southern Philippines Foundation – Rizaliana Museum
Largest Rizaliana Museum in the Visayas
Display of Rizaliana memorabilia; Cultural presentations by USPF; Exhibit on Food “Ang
lamiang pagkaon ni Rizal”
University of the Philippines - Cebu
Sprawling university complex that was an important World War II site
Musical presentation of the songs of Minggoy Lopez by UP Serenata, UP in the history of
Cebu and the nation Exhibit,
Yap-Sandiego Ancestral House
One of Cebu’s oldest Balay nga Tisa built in the Spanish Period
Display of family’s collection of antiques; Cultural presentation of Filipiniana dances and
Parian Lion Dance by the famed Sandiego Dance Troupe
Lapu-Lapu City
a) Mactan Shrine
Video on Battle of Mactan Reenactment; Food festival; DepEd Talents Presentation
b) Muelle Osmeña
Opening/Ribbon Cutting, Start of Old Opon Walk
c) Nuestra Señora Virgen de la Regla Parish Church
Old Opon Walk
d) Poblacion Plaza
Opening Address by Mayor Paz Radaza; Olango My Getaway Tour Exhibit; Exhibit on
Furniture, Guitars and Hotels, Dance Presentation
Mandaue City
a) Mandaue City Presidencia
Cultural Shows by Mandaue City School of Arts and Tabok National High School; Political
History of Mandaue Photo Exhibit
b) Bantayan sa Hari
Cultural Presentation by the Mandaue City Science High
c) Plaza Complex
Panagtagbo Festival; Cooking Demo of Mandaue Delicacies; Garbo sa Mandaue; Snack
d) National Shrine of Saint Joseph Parish
Guided Tour of the church
Talisay City
a) National Historic Shrine Liberation Monument
Guided Tour
b) Museo de Talisay
Uway-weaving; Talisay delicacies Exhibit; Exhibit of Furniture; Century-old bell;
Presentation by Talisay City Rondalla
c) Santa Teresa de Avila Parish Church
Guided Tour
Children’s Activities
This year, Gabii sa Kabilin will include interactive demonstrations and activities where
children can participate, learn and have fun from 6-9 p.m. in seven venues. They are the following:
Casa Gorordo Museum
 Story-telling; Tablea making, Photowall
Cathedral Museum
 Beadwork and Rosary stringing
Cebu City Museum
 Sugboanon children’s stories at the Library;
Fo Guang Shan Chu Un Temple
Calligraphy Class at Di Zhang House
Iglesia Filipina Independiente Cathedral of the Holy Child
Drawing on Creation Story/ Postering
Fort San Pedro
 Playing of sungka traditional game
Sacred Heart Parish Church and Alternative Contemporary Arts Studio
 Interactive visual arts demonstration
Talisay City
Dancing the Halad Inasal Festival Dance