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Saturday, May 15, 2010

Heritage Tour of Cebu With Museum Foundation of the Philippines

Heritage Tour of Cebu
With the Museum Foundation of the Philippines

Join the Museum Foundation as it celebrates Heritage Month in Cebu from May 28 – 30, 2010. On the first evening of the tour, we join Cebu city in its Gabii Sa Kabilin, which literally translated is “Night of Heritage”. It is Cebu’s celebration of the Filipino Heritage Month and International Museums Day when from 6 pm to 12 midnight, six museums will welcome visitors with tours, activities and cultural presentations. Walk from one museum to the next or take the tartanilla (horse-drawn carriage) and spend the evening leisurely taking in Cebu’s old downtown.

Explore the museums, churches and old homes of Cebu with Architect Melva Java, Professor Florencio Moreno, Dr. Jocelyn Gerra and Mr. Bino Guerrero. These specialists on Cebu history and culture will show us the architectural jewels of Cebu City and the environs to the South including the towns of Boljoon, Sibonga and Carcar.

Marvel in the contemporary furniture and accessories design that Cebu has become renowned for with a visit to the workshop of Kenneth Cobonpue and those of fashion accessory designers.

Savor the cuisine that has made Cebu world-famous.

We will depart Manila for Cebu the morning of Friday May 28 and spend two nights at the Marco Polo Hotel, departing Cebu for Manila in the afternoon of Sunday May 30. Package details can be found at the lower portion of the email.

Join the Museum Foundation as it explores the oldest city in the Philippines!

Proposed Tour Itinerary

Friday, 28 May 2010

* Arrive Cebu, go directly to the University of San Carlos
* Lecture on Cebu heritage architecture at the University of San Carlos by Arch. Melva Java
* Lunch and introduction to Cebu history and culture by Dr. Jocelyn Gerra
* Check into Marco Polo Hotel
* Visit Kenneth Cobonpue's workshop
* Merienda in Abaseria, a Filipino deli where can buy everything including the chairs. Great Filipino merienda: suman & budbud, latik, puto, cucinta
* Gabii sa Kabilin walking/ kalesa tour by Mr. Bino Guerrero
* Late dinner at STK Paolitos Seafood House, four generations of family cooking epicurean Filipino food in an antique Filipino house and you dine in their extended living room... a must dine
* Continuation of tour till midnight for those inclined

Saturday, 29 May

* Early breakfast at the hotel
* Tour of Southern Cebu by Mr. Florencio Moreno: Boljoon, Sibongan and Carcar towns
* Boljoon: Tour of Boljoon Museum, Boljoon Church complex
* Brunch at the Boljoon convent with view of Bohol Strait
* Sibonga: Tour of Our Lady of Pilar Church with murals by Raymundo Francia and the only domed mortuary of Cebu built probably in 1839 based on a bas relief inscription on the portal of the cemetery.
* Carcar: Walking tour visiting heritage homes and buildings
* Merienda
* Back to Marco Polo Hotel
* Dinner

Sunday, May 30

* Breakfast
* Driving tour of city and shopping: Vision Theatre on Colon Street, Malaca├▒ang sa Sugbu and the Shamrock Hotel or popularly known as Compania Maritima Building, Capitol Building
* Shopping for fashion and home accessories
* Lunch at local restaurant
* Check out
* Depart hotel for Airport
* Check in at the Airport
* Depart Cebu for Manila

Dr. Jocelyn Gerra is Executive Director of the Cultural Heritage Program of the Ramon Aboitiz Foundation.

Arch. Melva Java is Director of CHERISH (Conservation & Heritage Research Institute and Workshop) of the University of San Carlos. She was former Dean of the College of Architecture and Fine Arts of USC. It was during here term that the Architecture Bldg was conceptualized and consequently built together with the current Dean, Maxwell Espina.

Prof. Florencio Moreno is on the faculty of the San Carlos History Department, a researcher for the Cebu History Project and is affiliated with Casa Gorordo Museum as a researcher.

Mr. Balbino Guerrero is a tour guide specializing in heritage and museum tours. He also co-anchors “Sugbanon na ni”, a radio show on culture, history and language.

Tour Package

Depart on 28 May 2010, Friday
Manila - Cebu 08:00-09:15
Cebu Pacific 5J 563

Return on 30 May 2010, Sunday
Cebu - Manila 17:35-18:50
Cebu Pacific 5J 570

Our package, inclusive of airfare on Cebu Pacific, transfers between airport, hotel and tours, accommodations at Marco Polo Hotel (Twin Rooms, sharing), all meals, the Cebu Heritage Tour, and travel insurance is P24,000 for MFPI members and P25,000 for non-members. Twenty slots are available.

Attached is a copy of the reply form. If you are interested to join us, please fill up the form and fax it to 404-2685.

Deadline for reservations is May 14, 2010. To reserve a space, or inquire further, please call Elvie or Mae at telefax number 404-2685, or on mobile number 0928-503-9392 (Elvie) or 0927-8484680 (Mae). You may also email us at inquiry@museumfoundationph.org.


For more Museum Foundation events and activities please visit our website at http://museumfoundationph.org/ news/

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