by trained blind Masseurs/Masseuses of the Dept. of Social
and Devt.-Area vocational rehabilitation center II avail at Php
50.00 ($1.50)per 30 minutes. A joint project of UAI and DSWD.
A tourist avails of the massage services. Manicure
and Pedicure is also offered.
one can shop, watch televison or video, drink coffee, eat some
snacks in the restaurant or simply take a nap before boarding.
Our tour starts from Tagbilaran, the capital
city of Bohol.
This is the road that leads to Panglao Island from Tagbilaran.
Along this route, one passes by
a historical marker. On this spot, was the blood compact
between Sikatuna and Rajah Humabon, that took place in
the 1600's. After Magellan's death, his remaining crew
circumnavigated the world, and returned to Spain. A century
later, Spain sent Sikatuna to the Philippines to colonize
the country. Sikatuna was met by Rajah Humabon, who was
currently the chieftain of the island. This event is commemorated
annually and especially pronounced during the "SANDUGO"
to the top
mysterious Chocolate Hills are the islands premier attraction.
Ranging in height from 40 to 120 meters, the 1268 hills
giant scoops of chocolate ice cream during the dry season.
An american named it , Chocolate Hills, as it reminded him
of the shape of Hershey's chocolate kisses.
Bohol is a volcanic island and used to be under shallow
The exposure of sunlight, coral reefs, and salty water along
with the movement of water ....this metamorphic process,
gave rise to the famous chocolate hills.
The hills turn brown during the summer months of May, June,
and July. Otherwise, the hills are green throughout the
call it the chocolate mint hills
The Legend of the Chocolate Hills
Once upon a time, a giant used to live in this area. He
fell in love with one of the local women in town.
Unfortunately, she was already engaged to be married. One
day, when she was bathing, the giant kidnapped her and took
her in the palm of his hand. The girl was so scared that
she died in the palm of his hands. The giant cried remorsefully.
He buried the body of his loved one, and killed himself.
Out of his tears, the chocolates hills sprouted and grew.
Loboc River Cruise
How about a cruise along the river
wilds of Loboc,
eat a sumptuous native
lunch in a floating restaurant,
while being serenaded by a singing
The Loboc Cruises are normally run by cooperative of family
musical town of Loboc is noted for the musicale talent of
it's people. They are known to be born with a musicale instrument.
That is, ...the kids learn to play, a musicale instrument
at a very early age.
The town's choir had won the national chorale competition
for the past three years. They are composed of kids form
7 - 11 yrs. old, and they have been doing an international
tour in Europe and the US..
Loboc is also known to have the longest Christmas.
Their Christmas starts from Dec.16 to Feb. 3, ending during
the "Feast of the Candles".
to the top
This Church is considered to
be one of the oldest churches in the Philippines. It was
built by the Jesuits, although the Augustinian Recollects
renovated it and added a modern facade. The first Spanish
missionaries in the region, Fr. Juan de Torres and Fr.
Gabriel Sanchez, first settled in Baclayon in 1595. Although
Baclayon was the seat of Spanish Jesuit missionaries,
fear of moro marauders soon forced them to move their
headquarters more inland, to Loboc. Only in 1717, Baclayon
became a parish, and the church was constructed. A history
of blood, sweat and tears followed. Some 300+ native forced
laborers constructed the church from coral stones, which
they took form the sea, cut into square blocks and piled
onto each other. They used bamboo to move and lift the
stones in position, and used a million eggwhites to cement
them together. The building was completed 10 years later,
1727. In the Baclayon Church was a dungeon, used to punish
the natives who violated the rules of the Roman Catholic
church as well as those who refused to work in the construction.
Next to the church is an old convent, which also houses
a small museum with centuries-old religious relics, artifacts
and other antiquities, dating back to the 16th century.
Baclayon is located 6 km east of Tagbilaran. One may catch
a bus or jeepey in Tagbilaran, going into the direction
of Bacalayon. A tricycle may also take you there.
course, last but not least,
one of the country's favourite diving spots.
Many foreigners, mostly Europeans reside in the
island of Pangloa, where you can find retirees below the
age of 50. Pangloa Island, also known as the Alona Island
was named after one of the Philippines hot siren movie star,
Alona Alegre. Before the island was even developed and known,
she made one bold movie with Fernando Poe Jr, also one of
the famous local movie star. After the movie, the island
and all the existing establishment carry her name. Does
she even know?I wonder...
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