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    Panglao White Beaches

    by machomikemd Updated Aug 29, 2014

    Panglao Island of Bohol Province is becoming world famous and is a rival to Boracay Island as having powdery and clear white sand beaches that stretches for miles. The beach sits mostly in the Alona Area of the Island of which the white sand beach with the blue-green sea has areas of house reefs (of which you can view the fishes and the beatiful corals at shallow snorkelling depths). The Beach host a large number of Hotels, Resorts, Bars, Restaurants, Spa's of whatever Budget. Alona Beach is about 12 kilometers away from Tagbilaran City.

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    Loboc River Cruise

    by machomikemd Updated Aug 29, 2014

    cruising along the loboc river is popular as while you are on a 1 hour cruise along this clean and green river filled with lush mangroves and palms, you will have a sumptious buffet spread of local boholano cuisine and filipino dishes and a couple of international foods as well, all laid in the middle of the big wooden rafts at chafing carts and savoring the food while seeing the sights and the cultural dances along the way.

    price of a loboc cruise with buffet lunch and dinner costs 450 pesos per person and is available from 10:00 am t0 9:00 pm daily.

    they have assorted filipino and international foods at the buffet table and free flowing drinks (alcoholic beverages are not included, you need to pay extra).

    buffett luch huh the flls to criuse the dancers
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    Chocolate Hills

    by machomikemd Updated Aug 29, 2014

    The Chocolate Hills of Bohol got damaged in the Bohol Province Earthquake in October 2013. This is my pictures of the chocolate hills 4 years ago.

    The Chocolate Hills is located in Carmen Town in the middle of bohol province and is composed of about 1771 hill mounds that turns from lush green in the rainy season to the dry chocolate color during the summer season, hence the chocolate designation. It is located about a 1 1/2 hour drive from the Capital City of Tagbilaran and entrance fee is 25 pesos per person for adults and 10 pesos for children.

    the viewing deck is opened from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm everydaty

    according to wikipedia:

    The Chocolate Hills are conical karst hills similar to those seen in the limestone regions of Slovenia, Croatia, northern Puerto Rico, and Pinar del Río Province, Cuba. These hills consist of Late Pliocene to Early Pleistocene, thin to medium bedded, sandy to rubbly marine limestones. These limestones contain the abundant fossils of shallow marine foraminifera, coral, mollusks, and algae.[8][9] These conical hills are geomorphological features called cockpit karst, which were created by a combination of the dissolution of limestone by rainfall, surface water, and groundwater, and their subaerial erosion by rivers and streams after they had been uplifted above sea level and fractured by tectonic processes. These hills are separated by well developed flat plains and contain numerous caves and springs. The Chocolate Hills are considered to be a remarkable example of conical karst topography.[10][11][12]

    The origin for the conical karst of the Chocolate Hills is described in popular terms on the bronze plaque at the viewing deck in Carmen, Bohol. This plaque states that they are eroded formations of a type of marine limestone that sits on top of hardened clay.[13][14] The plaque reads:


    The unique land form known as the Chocolate Hills of Bohol was formed ages ago by the uplift of coral deposits and the action of rain water and erosion.[13]


    The plaque also makes reference to a fanciful explanation of the origin of the Chocolate Hills that is unsupported by any published scientific research, i.e. either Hillmer[8] or Travaglia and others,[9] when it states:


    the grassy hills were once coral reefs that erupted from the sea in a massive geologic shift. Wind and water put on the finishing touches over hundreds of thousands of years.[13]

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    Blood Compact Site

    by machomikemd Updated Aug 29, 2014

    the blood compact site is the exact spot where the local boholano chieftains and spanish conquistador Miguel Lopez de Lgaspi in the 15th century had a blood compact (sandugo) wherein drops of their blood were obtained by slashing their arm a little and then the blood is mixed with the native brew and then drank by both parties as a means of an alliance against other rivals of the boholano datus. their are bronze statues commemorating Rajah Sikatuna and Miguel Lopez De Legaspi and there is an admission fee of 20 pesos to enter the site.

    opens: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm everyday

    hehehehe pose!
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    Baclayon Church

    by machomikemd Updated Aug 29, 2014

    the now destroyed baclayon church (during the october 2013 bohol earthquake) was formerly the oldest roman catholic church in deeply religious bohol province. it was a national historical monument that was initially built in 1595 to double as a church and as a fortress where people can huddle during the pirate attacks made by the moors during that time. it was using local corals and limestone and was an example of Spanish Colonial Architecture in the Philippines.

    according to wikipedia:

    The church includes a small museum, with relics dating back to the early 16th century, and adjoining 21 metres (69 ft) high bell tower. Nearby are centuries-old stone buildings like the hermita, and elementary school, as well as the historic public marketplace, a Spanish-era building with giant stone columns supporting the roof.[3][6] On October 15, 2013, the church and bell tower were severely damaged by a massive 7.2 magnitude earthquake.

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    Chocolate Hills

    by jorgejuansanchez Written Aug 27, 2014

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    In the year 2013 traveled again to Bohol island, where I had been in 1982. My goal was to revisit Chocolate Hills.
    In that time I had been in Chocolate Hills near the village of Carmen, and spent the night in a hut in a kind of pension on a hill with a magnificent view over the Chocolate Hills.
    This second time 30 years later I found that the hotel in Chocolate Hills was more modern than in 1982, and I saw a cafeteria and restaurant where I had lunch.
    I felt subjugated once more by the view of those fantastic formations that looked as if belonging to another world. Indeed Chocolate Hills is a must to visit for any traveler to the Philippines.
    I did not stay there overnight this second time, but returned to my hotel in Tagbilaran.

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    Trip around Bohol including the Tarsiers

    by jorgejuansanchez Updated Jun 21, 2014

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    In Tagbilaran I contacted a car with driver for me and my girlfrieind at a price that I considered very fair. So during about 6 hours the driver drove around the most beautiful placews of Bohol. We stopped in several old churches made by the Spanisrds in Baroque stile.
    Once of the first stops where we spent about half an hour was in Sandugo, besides a monument called the Blood Compact, between Legazpi and Datu Sikatuna in 1565.
    Once in Chocolate Hills we had lunch and drank a beer San Miguel enjoying a wonderful view.
    After lunch we headed to the Park where we sae several Tarsiers. The guides there were lovely and helped us, all the toruists, to find the places where the Tarsiers were sleeping.
    Back to Tagbilaran we still stopped in more churches and had a loo at a hotel in the middle of the jungle (we had to walk about ten minutes to get there) but since we found the place very far from civilization, we resolved not to stay there, in spite of the beauty of the place. Then back in Tagbilaran the nice driver suggested us a hotel in the downtwon where we were very comfortable.
    Of course, we gave a tip to the driver.

    The Blood Pact The Tarsier
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    Panglao Island

    by jorgejuansanchez Written May 22, 2014

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    I visited Panglao Island quite by chance. I missed my ferry from Tagbilaran to Cebu City, had to stay another day in Bohol and resolved to spend it in Panglao Island, just to “kill time”.
    Panglao is not an authentic island since it is connected by two bridges with Bohol Island. I caught a bus looking like a truck and asked the driver to drop me in the best beach. After about half an hour he stopped just for me and showed me a path heading to a beach.
    I walked a couple of hundred of meters and found a beach filled with Filipino families. Then I discovered that Panglao Island is a very popular resort among Pilipino and they compare it to Boracay. I did not agree; Boracay seemed to me much more paradisiacal than Panglao.
    That beach was nice, with white sand and clear water.
    I was not aware of the fact that Panglao Island is in the UNESCO tentative list (I discovered that fact back home, in Spain) and therefore did not bother to get to know better the place. I found out that in Panglao island there are more mollusk than in the whole Mediterranean Sea.
    Late in the afternoon I went back to Tagbilaran hitchhiking, and the next day I caught my ferry back to Cebu.

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    Sandugo Shrine

    by lakbayPinas Written Jan 30, 2010

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    Set in the village of Bool, this marker commemorates the Sandugo, a blood compact performed between local chieftain Datu Sikatuna and the Spanish explorer Miguel López de Legazpi on March 16, 1565, as a pact of friendship.

    The blood compact is a traditional native custom wherein both parties shed and mix a small amount of their blood with wine, and drink the mixture together to seal their friendship.

    The inscription at the marker describes in detail how the blood compact took place:

    Each of the two leaders made a small cut in his arm, drew a few drops of blood from the incision, mixed it with wine, and drank the goblet containing the blood of the other. Thus was the first bond of friendship between Filipinos and Spaniards.

    Boholanos commemorate this historic event with the month-long Sandugo festival held on July of each year.

    at the Sandugo Shrine, Bool, Tagbilaran City at the Sandugo Shrine, Bool, Tagbilaran City at the Sandugo Shrine, Bool, Tagbilaran City at the Sandugo Shrine, Bool, Tagbilaran City Panglao Island, as seen from the Sandugo Shrine
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    Relive History, Go To Sanduguan Shrine

    by cyndymc Updated Jul 28, 2009

    Sanduguan Shrine is located at Bool District of Tagbilaran. We went there to relive history, and to show my grandson the shrine depicting the very first amity agreement between the natives and the Spaniards.

    It is not certain whether this shrine will stay in Bool District for long, or transferred to Loon where the Sanduguan was confirmed to have taken place, based on archives.

    Blood Compact Shrine Souvenir Pic at Sanduguan Shrine Sanduguan Shrine Blood Compact/Sanduguan Shrine Souvenir Pic at Sanduguan Shrine
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