Kagikan Museum, Tagum City Library now open to the public

TAGUM CITY—Tagumenyos will now have the chance to visit the Kagikan Museum and the Tagum City Library and Learning Commons, two of the star facilities inside the Tagum City Historical and Cultural Center as the management formally opens it to the public.

Library services and the guided museum tours started last April 5 and 6, 2021, respectively.

The Center Management invites the public to utilize the booking app to schedule a visit to the Kagikan Museum, as they have limited to only 20 persons per time slot those who can visit the facility. Tagumenyos and non-Tagum residents can book a free guided tour via bit.ly/kagikanmuseumtours

The Kagikan Museum is the first LGU-operated museum that chronicles the development of Tagum from the lens of its tri-people: the Tipanud, the Moro and the Dayo.

On the other hand, a maximum occupancy of 50 persons is also strictly followed at the Tagum City Library and Learning Commons, in adherence to protocols set by the local COVID-19 Task Force.

The public is thus reminded that the first come, first serve policy will be applied for all library patrons, said Xylee Labastida Palomata, acting department head of the newly-minted City Historical and Cultural Office that oversees the operations of these facilities.

Per City Ordinance No. 958 signed by Mayor Allan Rellon last March 7, 2021, the entrance fee to the Kagikan Museum  and the annual library card which will be used to avail the amenities and services of the Library is waived for the first two months of operation.

Meanwhile, visitors to these facilities can also visit the Sentro Rizal gallery located at the ground floor of the Center.

These facilities are open all days of the week, except for Kagikan Museum which is closed during Mondays, from 8 in the morning until 5 o’clock in the afternoon. Louie Lapat/CHCO


Visitors to the Kagikan Museum go through the different exhibitions mounted inside the museum, which visually narrates the history of Tagum through the lens of its tri-people. Louie Lapat/CHCO


The staff from the Arts, Culture, Tourism, Museum Development and Promotions Unit of the Provincial Government of South Cotabato visited the Kagikan Museum, becoming the first group outside Davao Region that was catered by the museum. Glece Anthony Adlawan/CHCO


Library patrons enjoy the vibrant ambiance of the Tagum City Library and Learning Commons which is now open to the public seven days a week. Louie Lapat/CHCO