In 2012, the Cebu City Council passed City Ordinance No. 2327 designating the last Friday of May as Gabii sa Kabilin or Night of Heritage.
Ordinance No. 2327 was proposed by Councilor Margot Osmeña who then chaired the city’s Cultural and Historical Affairs Commission. She said the event appeals to the youth and allows people to learn about Cebu’s rich culture and heritage outside the classroom. With the ordinance, Gabii sa Kabilin is recognized as an important cultural event in Cebu.
The Ordinance was later amended by City Ordinance No. 2474 declaring every last week of May as Cebu City Heritage Week. Cebu City has other activities during Heritage Week but it still leads to/culminates with GSK in the last Friday of May.
Read the ordinance here: PDF – Gabii sa Kabilin Ordinance 232