This year’s Gabii Sa Kabilin was such a huge success. There were definitely more presentations and activities. And more importantly, there were a lot of guests. And I noticed that the participating museums really did their best to make the night memorable for all participants.
A friend gave me a pass so I was not able to pay 100 for the entrance fee. However, I had to pay Php 50 for the kalesa rides. Okay ra kay lingaw man sad. Hehehe.
Gabii Sa Kabilin 2009 – Congratulations to the organizers!
Local and foreign guests inside the Museo Sugbo.
This original notice was posted during the Japanese occupation. Kinda harsh.
Cameras – different sizes – owned by a Cebuano private investigator/spy during the Japanese occupation.
A photograph of Manuel L. Quezon and his then vice-president Sergio Osmeña of Cebu.
A flyer distributed during an important local election. The flyer features a drawing of Leon Kilat’s assasination in Carcar. The note read: Voter: Before you vote for Minong Noel, remember what they did to Leon Kilat. Do not disgrace the Filipino race.
A group supply box used during the American occupation. These very heavy boxes used to hold important documents, cash, and devices.
A rondalla playing outside the Museo Sugbo.
Sandiego dancers performing outside the Yap-Sandiego Ancestral House.
Photographers shooting the night away!
This was one of the most amazing parts that evening. This was a Balitaw performed by a couple from Dumanjug. A balitaw is an impromptu debate laced with music. Yep, you got it right. They sing while they exchange harsh words, praises, petty insults, and flirtations. Hahaha. These guys were really awesome. I stayed in front of them while they were performing. It was my first time and I was just totally blown away. They used pure cebuano words while they debated about marriage, love, and many other random things.
Some of the guests called the lady in blue Donya Dionisia because she looked like Manny Pacquaio’s mom. Hehehe.
These were the guys from Shangrila Hotel who were selling packed dinner for only 60. Yummy stuff.
Guests waiting in line to get inside the Casa Gorordo Museum. On stage was a play about Bonifacio’s wife and Rizal’s wife meeting on a ship.
Some fine altar pieces displayed at the Cathedral Museum.
A group on their way to Fort San Pedro.
The Fort at night.
Kalesa with blue curtains. Cool! Hehehe.
What do you think of the Gabii Sa Kabilin this year?