Young people today usually go to malls and play some computer games. Only few of them give time to visit the landmarks that contribute much of the Philippines history. Some may consider the idea as boring but if we try to remember the adage, “Ang hindi marunong lumingon sa pinanggalingan ay hindi makakarating sa paroroonan.” So, getting to know about the past adds good luck to one’s good fortune coming. Well, this is just an adage but you will not lose anything if you believe.
In response to that, I’ve visited the Museo Sugbo with my girlfriend. That term is translated as Cebu Museum. It was once a Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center which is located in MJ Cuenco Avenue. This was also called Cárcel de Cebú. This is where Katipuneros were locked up without fair trial and some of them were later punished through death. This place eventually became the stable for horses during the American era. For me, this is one of places where tears shed and sadness felt by those brave Filipinos fighting for freedom. Knowing all these, I should always be thankful for being free from conquerors.
Oops, don’t cry now! For you can find more information about Philippine’s history which can only be found at Museo Sugbo. So, visit the place and feel like traveling via time machine in seeing the remnants of the past. You can go there by riding a taxi or ride the 01K jeepney route if you are from Colon St. Cebu City.