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Gabii sa Kabilin (Night of Heritage) FAQ

If you saw or read the previous post about the Gabii sa Kabilin 2010 (Night of Heritage) in Cebu, here is the Gabii sa Kabilin (Night of Heritage) FAQ:

Gabii sa Kabilin is Cebuano for Night of Heritage.

It began on May 25, 2007 with four Cebu City museums—Casa Gorordo Museum, Cathedral Museum of Cebu, Basilica del Santo Niño Museum, and Fort San Pedro.

Five museums participated in the second Gabii sa Kabilin on May 30, 2008. They include the Casa Gorordo Museum, Cathedral Museum of Cebu, Basilica del Santo Niño Museum, Fort San Pedro, and Yap-Sandiego ancestral house.

There were six museums in the third Gabii sa Kabilin on May 29, 2009, namely the Casa Gorordo Museum, Cathedral Museum of Cebu, Basilica del Santo Niño Museum, Fort San Pedro, Yap-Sandiego ancestral house, and Museo Sugbo.

On May 28, 2010, the new Gabii sa Kabilin will feature nine museums—the Casa Gorordo Museum, Cathedral Museum of Cebu, Basilica del Santo Niño Museum, Fort San Pedro, Yap-Sandiego ancestral house, Museo Sugbo, 1730 Jesuit House, University of Southern Philippines Foundation-Rizal Museum and Sacred Heart Parish.

Rationale

Inspired by the long night of the museum in Germany and other European countries, Gabii sa Kabilin aims to encourage the public to visit museums and understand its position as a venue for cultural understanding.

It also hopes to make visitors appreciate Cebuano history and culture. Gabii sa Kabilin is the culmination of the International Museum Day (May 18) and the Philippine National Heritage Month (May) celebrations.


Uniqueness

Cebu is the only place in Asia and the Philippines offering a once-a-year night museum tour to showcase museum collections beyond their normal operating hours.

Tartanillas shuttling visitors between museums has become one of the crowd-pleasing Gabii sa Kabilin stand-outs. Cebuano food and delicacies are also sold at very affordable prices.

Features

-Multiple entrances from 6 p.m. to midnight to the nine museums for only Php 100.00 (Please present press ID for free pass and/or send us your confirmation with the name/s of your representative/s so we can include in our list for special pass.)
-Multiple tartanilla rides at between Fort San Pedro and Basilica del Sto. Nino Museum for only Php 50.00 (Please present press ID for free ride and/or send us your confirmation with the name/s of your representative/s so we can include in our list for special ride.)
-Mini-buses are offered for guests from Museo Sugbo, Fort San Pedro and Sacred Heart Parish.
-Cebuano food and delicacies as well as Cebuano arts and crafts will be showcased and sold at certain venues.
-For safety and security, the route will be manned by the Cebu City Tourist Police, CITOM and barangay tanods.
-Cultural presentations at each of the museums from 6 p.m. until midnight (see attached page for schedule).
-Cebuano poetry, music, and dance performances are showcased.

Some attractions:
a. Rediscover Cebu’s rich history by going on a walking tour to the museums.
b. Ride a tartanilla and experience Cebu’s colourful past.
c. Visit the Cathedral Museum of Cebu and the Basilica del Santo Niño Museum for a glimpse of religious relics and old statues and images.
d. Learn how Filipinos lived in the Hispanic times at the Casa Gorordo Museum.
e. Explore the richness of colonial architecture when you visit the Yap Sandiego House and the 1730 Jesuit House in the old Parian district.
f. Know interesting things about Jose Rizal, our national hero, at the USPF-Rizal Museum.
g. Be attracted to the beautiful contemporary paintings of Cebu’s very own artists at Sacred Heart Parish.
h. Listen to traditional Cebuano love poetry and music by local performers or watch dance performances by the Sandiego Dance Company and other dance troupes.
i. Watch reenactments of Rizal’s last moments as well as award-winning indie films.


For more information regarding the Gabii sa Kabilin (Night of Heritage) and its tickets you may contact:

Dr. Jocelyn B. Gerra
Executive Director
Cultural Heritage Program
Ramon Aboitiz Foundation Inc.
Landline: 032/418-7234 local 701
email: jocelyn.gerra@rafi.org.ph

or visit any of the participating museums!

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