20 Museums and Heritage Sites to Join Gabii sa Kabilin

Twenty museums and heritage sites in the cities of Cebu, Mandaue, and Talisay will be opening their doors on October 21, 2022, from 6pm to 12 midnight for the highly anticipated Gabii sa Kabilin (GSK).
Aside from access to 20 museums and heritage sites, participants can enjoy special activities and presentations in the participating sites, unlimited bus rides, and one complimentary tartanilla ride all in one night for just one ticket.
Those who wish to participate in Gabii sa Kabilin can purchase tickets at any of the participating museums and heritage sites for only P200 each. Senior citizens and students can purchase tickets for P180 each, upon presentation of a valid ID at any ticketing site.
Here is the complete list of #GabiisaKabilin2022 participating museums and heritage sites with their corresponding activities:

Cebu City

Archdiocesan Museum of Cebu

Musical serenade featuring the Jose R. Gullas Visaya Chorale

Archdiocesan Shrine of San Nicolas de Tolentino Parish

Kaplag re-enactment, Sinulog Dance, AVP, entitled, “Padayon sa Pagtu-o”

Archdiocesan Shrine of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus

Chinese tradition games, Tour of the church

Basilica Minore del Santo Niño Museum

Exhibit on Ecce Homo de Cebu, Documentary: “Finding of Ecce Homo de Cebu”,AVP: “Padayon the Niño: Devotion to the Santo Niño in the time of the Pandemic”

Casa Gorordo Museum

Binisaya Film Festival, Fashion Show & Exhibit, COVID street exhibit

Cebu City Library and Museum

Floral Artforms in Cebu: “Lagang” and Buwak Papel”

Fort San Pedro

Tambolista exhibition, Harana by Cebu Blind Acoustics

Fo Guang Shan Chu Un Temple

Make a Wish with light offering, Chinese art cutting and calligraphy, Tai Chi and Martial Arts, Musical performances and Chinese instruments, Tea ceremony, Vegetarian food

Museo Parian sa Sugbo-1730 Jesuit House

Art exhibition, Free ice cream and cotton candy

Museo Sugbo

Presentation of Pasigarbo sa Sugbo winners, Product exhibition of Sugbo

Palm Grass The Cebu Heritage Hotel

Short Video series: “Hello, Love, Lumay!”, Art Exhibit: Gugmaoy by Cebu Visual Artists, Installations: Weapons and love & sex gadgets in Cebu history, Demo: Traditional way of life of Cebuanos

RAFI-The Kabilin Center

Live Cultural Performances: Padayon, Sugbuanon! Looking & Moving Forward on Cebuano Life & Culture, Exhibition of Cebuano resilience & creativity in overcoming the COVID-19 Pandemic

St. Theresa’s College -Sr. Ma Delia Coronel Folklife Museum

Video featuring the contribution of ICM sisters in the growth and development of Christian Education in Cebu

Sugbu Chinese Heritage Museum

Calligraphy contest, Theater Interpretative Dance: Struggle of the Filipino-Chinese

University of the Philippines Cebu

Exhibition of artworks, Exhibit on UP Cebu Instituional History, Film Showing of Binisaya Films

University of San Carlos Museum

Handloom Weaving DIY and demo

University of Southern Philippines Foundation-Rizaliana Museum

Vignettes from Noli Me Tangere, Live Trivia/Q&A about Life of Rizal, Poem reading by Rizalore


Mandaue City

Mandaue City Presidencia

Exhibit & Video of Mandaue History, Tour of Mandaue Presidencia, Panagtagbo Festival, Mandaue delicacies, Experience Mandaue in a box


Talisay City

Cebu Archdiocesan Shrine of Jesus Nazareno Heritage of Faith Museum

Exhibit of the 7 Sorrows and Joys of St. Joseph (outdoor garden), Exhibit of images of the Blessed Virgin Mary apparitions, Open house of the Archdiocesan Shrine of Jesus Nazareno

Museo de Talisay

Live performance from various Talisay talents and Talisay City college folkloric dance troupe, Treasure Hunt


This year’s participating museums and heritage sites include the Cebu Archdiocesan Shrine of Jesus Nazareno Heritage of Faith Museum in Talisay and RAFI – The Kabilin Center in Parian, which will be joining the event for the very first time.
During Gabii sa Kabilin, participants will also get a sneak peek of the soon-to-open National Museum in Cebu, which will be housed in the former Malacanang sa Sugbo near Plaza Independencia. Although the museum is yet to open to the public, it will be showcasing special exhibits and presentations outside the National Museum building.
Freedom Park will also be featured through an exhibit about its historical and cultural significance at the Senior Citizen’s Park beside Sugbu Chinese Heritage Museum. The special exhibit, mounted by Megawide subsidiary Cebu2World Development, Inc., will also feature conservation efforts and archaeological findings in the area. Freedom Park will be rebuilt in its original location as part of the historical commemoration of the Carbon District. Once a space for gatherings and freedom of expression, the park eventually became part of the public market.


Participants can also join the vlogging and phone photography contests which are open to all ticket holders. Children’s activities will be provided on some sites so kids can enjoy and have their first encounter with their Cebuano heritage through Cebuano games. In partnership with the RAFI Dolores Aboitiz Children’s Fund, kids can get a prize if they are able to complete the activities of five sites.
Visit the following links to register for the GSK Contests:
Gabii sa Kabilin Phoneography Contest https://bit.ly/GSK22Phoneography 
Gabii sa Kabilin Vlogging Contest https://bit.ly/GSK22Vlogging 


Minimum health protocols must be observed during the heritage night including physical distancing and wearing of face masks, especially inside museums and buses. Event organizers will also be monitoring foot traffic and regularly disinfecting frequently touched surfaces in participating museums and heritage sites.


The Gabii sa Kabilin 2022 e-magazine is now available! Inside, you will find all details, museum programs for the night, and almost everything you need to know to get the most out of your GSK 2022 experience. Download a free copy by visiting https://bit.ly/3g09c8j
This year’s Gabii sa Kabilin is made possible through partnerships with the LGUS of Cebu City, Mandaue City, and Talisay City. Other government agencies and offices supporting the event are the Cebu City Traffic Operations Management (CCTO), the Philippine National Police (PNP), and the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF).
Initiated in 2007 by the Ramon Aboitiz Foundation Inc., Gabii 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 heritage by encouraging Cebuanos to visit museums.
For more information and updates, visit the official Gabii sa Kabilin Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/gabiisakabilincebu/.

2 Replies to “20 Museums and Heritage Sites to Join Gabii sa Kabilin”

  1. Lalaine A. Garces says: Reply

    I really to experience and see the beautiful art .

    1. It’s worth (re)visiting 🙂

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