History and Culture: Gabii sa Kabilin 2013


Gabii sa Kabilin is a brainchild of Dr. Jocelyn Gerra, an executive director of Ramon Aboitiz Foundation Inc. The activity was derived after the Lange Nacht der Museen in Germany which means long night in Museum. It is an event that public are encourage to visit participating heritage and culture sites and live the history.

The good thing about this year’s celebration is that the three neighboring cities – Lapu Lapu, Mandaue, and Talisay join the program. A total of 33 participating heritage sites and museums that the public can visit which includes the following: Cathedral Museum, Cebu City Museum, Iglesia Filipina Independiente, Cathedral of the Holy Child, Jose R. Gullas Halad Museum, Museo Parian sa Sugbo, Museo Sugbo, Plaza Independencia and a lot more. Please note though that you’re not required to visit all participating 33 destinations. You have the option to which destination to visit from 6 am to 12 midnight of the Gabii sa Kabilin 2013 celebration. Please visit the guide here prepared by RAFI for public’s reference.

Lapu Lapu City Tourism Officer Hembler Mendoza said that on May 31, there are various activities in their cities such as Old Opon Walk tour. Another thing to look forward at the Gabii sa Kabilin is the photo exhibit of never seen photos of the old Cebu City. Also, it will be the first time that San Nicolas Parish will join the Gabii sa Kabilin in which Msgr. Silva said that they will bring the participants back to the 430 years ago.

Tickets for the Gabii sa Kabilin will only cost you P150 and it can be reserved online through this link: You also have the option to purchase it through participating museums. RAFI printed 7,000 tickets for this year’s Gabii sa Kabilin but they expect more participants.

For details about the Gabii sa Kabilin, please visit their Facebook page, follow them on Twitter, or call them at (032) 418-7234 loc. 703. You may also visit their website directly at www.rafi.org.ph.


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