GABII SA KABILIN 2023: new venues, new events, exciting activities

Cebuanos can expect an evening filled with cultural experiences for the upcoming Gabii sa Kabilin (GSK) on May 12, 2023.

Following the success of Gabii sa Kabilin in October 2022, GSK returns this year in time for National Heritage Month, with new museum partners, new exhibits, and elevated improvements on the GSK night.

Apart from visiting participating museums and heritage sites at night, Gabii sa Kabilin brings new and exciting activities for a more immersive historical journey.

From 6PM to midnight, 22 partner museums and heritage sites located in the cities of Cebu, Mandaue and Talisay will open their doors for guests to enjoy indoor and outdoor exhibits and cultural presentations, plus children’s activities, contests with cash prizes, food bazaars, outdoor exhibits, and other activities, all in one fun-filled night.

Ticketholders can walk or ride buses, as well as take a ride in a tartanilla (horse-drawn carriage), based on the type of ticket purchased.


This year’s theme will be “Pagpanag-iya (Owning our Story)” which commemorates the upcoming 125th Anniversary of the Philippine Independence.

GSK plans to showcase how we were able to manipulate the trappings of colonialism to serve our interests as a people, and how we asserted our right to tell our story.

Many assume that the colonial projects undertaken in our country would gradually subsume, if not erase, our native way of life. However, this year’s theme highlights how our ancestors asserted their independence, their identity and sense of community, despite the corrosive nature of colonialism to serve our interests as a people.


Each ticket will have unlimited entries for all participating sites. With two types of tickets. –Tickets with bus Rides and one (1) free tartanilla ride are priced at P300 and –tickets without bus rides are priced at P200.

A P20 off discount can be availed for senior citizens, PWDs, and students With IDs. And free access for accompanied by one adult ticket holder.

All participants can also join the GSK Heritage Hunt along with other event contests such as the Vlogging, Phonography, and Photo Story Contests. Registration to the contests is ongoing.

New Venues

Addition venues for this year’s GSK is the the University of San Jose-Recoletos and Freedom Park as partner-sites, with inclusion of outdoor exhibits to enhance the experience to the Gabii Sa Kabilin. Food bazaars with wide array of local delicacies and dishes are also available.

Participating ticket outlets

Tickets are available on these participating heritage sites

  1. RAFI – The Kabilin Center
  2. St. Theresa’s College- Sr. Ma Delia Coronel
    Folklife Museum
  3. Sugbu Chinese Heritage Museum
  4. University of the Philippines Cebu
  5. University of San Carlos Museum
  6. University of Southern Philippines Foundation. Rizalina Museum
  7. Fo Guang Shan Chu-Un Temple
  8. University of San Jose – Recoletos
  9. Freedom Park
  10. Archdiocesan Museum of Cebu
  11. Archdiocesan Shrine of San Nicolas de Tolentino Parish
  12. Archdiocesan Shrine of the Most Sacred of Jesus
  13. Basilica Minore del Santo Niño Museum
  14. Casa Gorordo Museum
  15. Cebu City Museum
  16. Fort San Pedro
  17. Museo Sugbo
  18. Museo Parian sa Sugbo – 1730 Jesuit House
  19. Palm Grass Cebu The Heritage Hotel
  20. Lapu-Lapu City
  21. Museo de Talisay
  22. Cebu Archdiocesan Shrine of Jesus Nazareno Heritage of Faith Museum

Participating Sites


  1. Archdiocesan Museum of Cebu
  2. Archdiocesan Shrine of San Nicolas de Tolentino Parish
  3. Archdiocesan Shrine of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus
  4. Basilica Minore del Santo Niño Museum
  5. Casa Gorordo Museum
  6. Cebu City Museum
  7. Cebu Palm Grass The Heritage Hotel
  8. Fort San Pedro
  9. Museo Sugbo
  10. Museo Parian sa Sugbo – 1730 Jesuit House
  11. RAFI – The Kabilin Center
  12. St. Theresa’s College of Cebu – Sr. Ma Delia Coronel Folklife Museum
  13. Sugbu Chinese Heritage Museum
  14. University of the Philippines Cebu
  15. University of San Carlos Museum
  16. University of Southern Philippines Foundation – Rizaliana Museum
  17. University of San Jose – Recoletos
  18. Megawide Freedom Park
  19. Fo Guang Shan Chu Un Temple
  20. Mactan Shrine ( LAPU-LAPU CITY)
  21. Talisay City College (Museo De Talisay) (TALISAY CITY)
  22. The Heritage of Faith Museum (Dominus Pascit Foundation,Inc.)(TALISAY CITY)

Health and Safety Protocols

General Guidelines: Only ticketholders with GSK Tickets (marked with free rides for buses and one tartanilla ride) are allowed to ride the bus and tartanilla.
Only those who registered as participants can join the specific contests.

Always follow minimum health protocols.
Wear a facemask at all times. Observe physical distancing, in queues and during indoor tours and presentations.
Refrain from touching surfaces and museum displays. Sanitize every time you arrive and leave the area.

While at the Venue, Ticketholders must stick to the time limit given. Ticketholders must observe proper decorum and follow rules imposed in the participating museums and heritage sites.

About Gabii Sa Kabilin

The GSK event was initiated by the Ramon
Aboitiz Foundation Inc. Culture & Heritage Unit in 2007.

GSK 2023 is supported by the Cebu City
Government, Talisay City Government,
Lapulapu City Government, Philippine National Police, Inter-Agency Task Force for Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF), Cebu City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office, Cebu City Traffic Office, Cebu City Cultural and Historical Affairs Commission (CHAC), and the Cebu Chapter of the Radio Emergency Assistance Volunteer
Organization (REAVO).


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