Gabii sa Kabilin 2019: Mandaue Presidencia

My next destination during the Gabii sa Kabilin was Mandaue Presidencia. The place is the seat of the City Government of Mandaue. The building is Neo-Grec in style, and was used as the office of El Presidente (Mayor) de Mandaue from which it derived its name.

For the Gabii sa Kabilin, the City Government of Mandaue prepared an impressive presentation on ancient nobility. The performers were donned in colorful costumes. 

Cultural presentation for Gabii sa Kabilin 2019.

Of course, when you get to the place, you will be awed by the Neo-Grec architectural style of Mandaue Presidencia with all its lighting effects. In front of the Presidencia, you can find the statue of Justice Sotero Cabahug.

Mandaue's Presidencia

About the Mandaue Presidencia.

Statue of Sotero Cabahug

What I like most about my experience there was a photo opportunity with the beauteous Miss Mandaue pageant winners. They have the potential to become celebrities.    

Me with the gorgeous winners of Miss Mandaue.  

The guests were also treated to a sample of the famous Mandaue bibingka and tagaktak. These delicacies are indeed mouth-watering. There were also demonstrations on preparing the said famous delicacies from Mandaue. 

Mandaue's famous bibingka.

Way to prepare the tagaktak.

Before leaving for my next destination, I visited the historic National Shrine and Parish of Saint Joseph. This church is famous among pilgrims for its life-size diorama of "The Last Supper" which also displays the relics of the twelve (12) disciples of Jesus. 

The beautifully lit facade of Saint Joseph's Church.

The grand altar of Saint Joseph's Church.

The life-size statue of "The Last Supper" with the relics of the 
Twelve (12) Disciples beneath the table.

It was indeed a magnificent night to remember! Immersing myself in the local culture made me appreciate the place all the more.