Gabii sa Kabilin is a special event in Cebu where people visit museums and heritage sites in one night. After a two-year hiatus brought by the pandemic, the face-to-face Gabii sa Kabilin will be returning on October 21, 2022.
From 6 p.m. to midnight, guests enjoy cultural shows, exhibits, children’s activities, contests, food fairs and other activities. To get to the participating sites, guests walk or ride buses and tartanillas (horse-drawn carriages).
The event is initiated by the Ramon Aboitiz Foundation, Inc. (RAFI) Culture & Heritage unit in 2007. It is made possible through the cooperation of participating museums and heritage sites, government agencies, local communities, and private organizations.
This year’s Gabii sa Kabilin is made possible through partnerships with the Local Government Units of Cebu City, Mandaue City, and Talisay City.
This year’s Gabil sa Kabilin theme, “Padayon”, highlights why the Cebuano race, spirit and personality have continued to exist and thrive amidst the many crises and challenges that came his way.
The theme also highlights and celebrates local museums, galleries and cultural sites- treasure troves where one can find proof of Cebuanos’ knack for survival and character of resilience, optimism, and ingenuity.
On GSK night, special activities and presentations of selected participating museums and heritage sites will center on this year’s theme.
The ticket provides entry to all the participating sites that guests choose visit during the event. They can also a free tartanilla ride and unlimited use of the GSK designated buses
Priced at P200 each, the GSK ticket is only valid for use on October 21, 2022, from 6 p.m. until midnight. Children ages seven and under, accompanied by adults, get free admission and rides. Senior citizens and students can purchase tickets for P180 each, upon presentation a valid ID at any ticketing site. Regular paying guests can avail the P180 early bird rate until September 21.
This year, the #Gablisakabilin2022 heritage event will include 20 participating museums and heritage sites.
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Participants can also join the Heritage Hunt where teams will complete a series of challenges in selected museums and sites. Vlogging and phone photography contests are also open to all ticketholders.
Initiated in 2007 by RAFI, Gabil sa Kabilin aims to celebrate Cebu’s rich heritage, cultivate a sense of identity and pride of place among Cebuanos, and help preserve local culture and hertage by encouraging Cebuanos to visit museums.
Gabi sa Kabiin also launched its monthly online activities during the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic to continue educating Cebuanos about various topics related to local culture and heritage and make cultural education more accessible to the public. Last year, it organized the Gabi sa Kabiin One Night Only, a virtual show that featured cultural performances and historical documentaries from the 16 museums and heritage sites.
Culture & Heritage is one of the focus areas of RAFI It aims to help communities understand, value and share their cultural heritage with others. The foundation’s other focus areas are Integrated Development. Micro-finance & Entrepreneurship, Leadership & Citizenship, and Education
For more information about Gabil sa Kabilin and other programs of the RAFI Culture & Heritage unit, please call +63 32 411-1700/3431700 local, or visit www.rafi.org.ph or www.facebook.com/raf.org.ph, or follow @rafiorgph on Twitter.