"Take nothing but PICTURES, leave nothing but FOOTPRINTS,kill nothing but TIME, burn nothing but your CALORIES.
Add nothing but the the love for nature and the pleasure of our enjoyment. And bring nothing but good MEMORIES."
Augustinian Recollects who took over the former missionary work in 1768. During the Spanish regime, two significant revolts occurred in Bohol. One was the Tamblot Uprising in 1621 and the other, the Dagohoy Rebellion, known as the longest revolt in the Philippine History, which lasted for 85 years.
In 1854,Bohol became a politico-military district separate from Cebu and Tagbilaran was designated as capital of the new province.
The Spanish regime was followed by the American colonial rule during which many schools were established in the province. With the end of World War II in 1945, Bohol gradually progressed, harnessing its wealth of natural and cultural resources, and emerging today as a major tourist destination in the Philippines.
Loboc River Cruise Restaurant Known as one of the best tourist spots in Bohol. Many local and foreign tourist enjoy the buffet-style food, served by boholonenos while cruising the clean and beautiful Loboc River. There are different boats that serve native foods, one would enjoy different sight seeing and plates of delicious foods while being serenade by Boholenos local singers.
Tarsier (Tarsius syrichta)is very peculiar small animal. In fact it is one of the smallest known primates, no larger than a adult men's hand. Mostly active at night, it lives on a diet of insects. Folk traditions sometimes has it that tarsiers eat charcoal, but actually they retrieve the insects from (sometimes burned) wood. It can be found in the islands of Samar, Leyte, Bohol, and Mindanao in the Philippines.
Chocolate Hillsare probably Bohol's most famous tourist attraction. They look like giant mole hills, or as some say, women's breasts, and remind us of the hills in a small child's drawing. Most people who first see pictures of this landscape can hardly believe that these hills are not a man-made artifact. However, this idea is quickly abandoned, as the effort would surely surpass the construction of the pyramids in Egypt. The chocolate hills consist of are no less than 1268 hills (some claim this to be the exact number). They are very uniform in shape and mostly between 30 and 50 meters high. They are covered with grass, which, at the end of the dry season, turns chocolate brown. From this color, the hills derive their name. At other times, the hills are green, and the association may be a bit difficult to make.
Bohol The name “Bohol” is said to be derived from the word Bo-ol, a district in the City of Tagbilaran, where off its waters was located the seat of the powerful Dapitan Kingdom.
In 1565, the Spanish General Miguel Lopez de Legazpi anchored his fleet in Bohol and forged a blood compact with the native Boholano chieftain, Datu Sikatuna. The pact is considered as the first international treaty of friendship, prompting the Philippine Government to establish the Order of Sikatuna, a presidential decoration conferred upon diplomats.
In 1596, two Jesuits missionaries arrived and started the Christianization of the island from the town of Baclayon and spreading to the inland town of Loboc and later, to the northern towns. The most imposing stone churches that still exist to this day were built throughout the 19th century by the Jesuits