Mayor OKs Gabii sa Kabilin road closure
Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña approved last May 11 the closure of a few downtown area streets for the Gabii sa Kabilin on May 26.
This means that from 6 p.m. until midnight that day, the roads would not be available to motorists, as the public would be using them in visiting downtown museums and other heritage sites.
As advised, Lopez Jaena Street, Mabini Street, P. Burgos Street from the corner of V. Gullas Street to the corner of M. C. Briones Street, and the portion of Colon Street from the corner of Jakosalem Street to Mabini Street, would be closed for this once-a-year event.
Among other conditions, the mayor said the use of loudspeakers and other devices should be controlled so that they would not be a nuisance to the public. He said the permit his office gave would be revoked if the sound level goes beyond 50 decibels.
He also said no obstructions should be placed on the roads and that fireworks or a pyrotechnic display at the closed roads is “strictly prohibited.”
Gabii sa Kabilin is an annual cultural event in the cities of Cebu, LapuLapu, Mandaue and Talisay wherein museums and heritage places are open to the public from 6 p.m. until midnight.
Aside from their displays and exhibits that are available on ordinary days, participating sites would also showcase special activities during this one special night.
The event is spearheaded by the Ramon Aboitiz Foundation Inc. (Rafi), culture and heritage being one if its focus areas. Rafi aims to help communities understand, value and share their cultural heritage with others. The foundation’s other focus areas are integrated development, micro-fi- nance & entrepreneurship, leadership & citizenship, and education.
For more information about Gabii sa Kabilin, please call 4111700/3431700 local 24537 and look for Junnale Castro ,or v is it ww w. r a f i . o r g . p h o r www . f a c ebook.com/rafi.org.ph, or follow @rafiorgph on Twitter.