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.
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
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
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.
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.