Wednesday, May 29, 2013

2 Days to Go before Gabii sa Kabilin 2013

Felt "bitin" from last year's Gabii sa Kabilin? Not able to visit the other heritage sites you want to see last year. Friday (May 31) is your chance to visit them. But there are even more participating sites including some in Mandaue and Lapu Lapu City so that you'll have more to visit now and in the following years.

Anyway, do not forget the Gabii sa Kabilin 2013 is not about museums only. Natural heritage will also be featured through an exhibit of native tree species in Casa Gorordo for example. Cebu has its own native tree species that needs to be preserved.

The Gabii sa Kabilin also offers a gastronomic experience. In Casa Gorordo for example, they will show food recipes from the Gorordos like the humba and bihon. Cebu City Museum will also offer various dishes.

Expect also cultural performances in the different venues.

When you go around the different destinations for Gabii sa Kabilin, it would be nice to reflect on our past. This is what I learned among other things when I attended a workshop for documenting, reporting or writing about heritage initiated by the Ramon Aboitiz Foundation Incorporated (RAFI) last May 25. (Thanks RAFI and to the speakers!)

Be curious. For example, did you know that some of our schools in Cebu were used as Japanese garrisons, stockade or headquarters? When you eat a delicacy, ask yourself how this was made. When you ride the tartanilla, imagine how where they made or how transportation was in the past. Let us give a silent salute to our local heroes as we visit some of the museums. These heroes were not as popular as their Luzon counterparts but tghe Gabii sa Kabilin is the chance to know more about them. These heroes and personalities are the names behind many of our streets even.

For a guide on the destinations for Gabii sa Kabilin, you can visit

Tickets are available at the participating destinations and also at the Casa Gorordo Museum.

Thank you Ramon Aboitiz Foundation Incorporated (RAFI) for bringing Gabii sa Kabilin.