Gabii Sa Kabilin

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The Ramon Aboitiz Foundation Inc. (RAFI) Culture and Heritage Unit and its partners will hold the sixth run of Gabii sa Kabilin on May 25, 2012 from 6 p.m. to 12 midnight.

This year the heritage event will feature 22 main attractions composed of museums and cultural sites in the cities of Cebu and Mandaue.

These are:

Aboitizland Heritage Pocket,

Ayala Center Cebu Activity Center and The Terraces

Fo Guang Shan Chu Un Temple

Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) Museum

Don Sergio Osmeña Memorabilia and Art Gallery at College Assurance Plan Center

Cathedral Museum

Casa Gorordo Museum

Cebu City Museum

Cebu Normal University (CNU)

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Temple

Fort San Pedro

Jose R. Gullas Halad Museum

Mandaue City Plaza

Museo Parian sa Sugbo

Museo Sugbo

Plaza Independencia

Sacred Heart Parish Church and Alternative Contemporary Arts Studio (ACAS)

Basilica Minore del Santo Niño through the Santo Niño de Cebu Augustinian Social Development Foundation (SNAF)

University of San Carlos Museum

University of Southern Philippines Foundation (USPF) Rizaliana Museum

and Yap-Sandiego Ancestral House.

Tourists are treated to cultural performances, exhibits, art fairs, food markets, and interactive demonstrations in the 22 main sites.

For this year’s Gabii sa Kabilin, there are various suggested routes according to specific themes applicable to the museums and heritage sites, which guests can choose from. These themes includeMuseums; Art Galleries and Alternative Spaces; Heritage Structures; Historic Educational Institutions; Churches, Temples, and Sacred Spaces; and Historic Public Spaces. There’ll also be a walking tour along heritage sites that are within walking distance from each other.

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Animated Walking Tour Guide

With one ticket worth PhP150.00, local and foreign tourists may go to as many participating museums and cultural heritage sites within the six hours of the heritage event. The ticket also allows them to take as many rides as they want in Gabii sa Kabilin-designated buses and one tartanilla (horse-drawn carriage) trip in Cebu City’s old district

For more information about Gabii sa Kabilin and other programs of the RAFI-Culture and Heritage, please call 418-7234 local 703 and look for May, Karl or Florencio. Click here for ticket reservations.

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