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FACTS: PEOPLE & CULTURE
Bohol is the tenth (10) largest island of the country. It was created as a province on March 10, 1917. It produced Francisco Dagohoy, who led the longest revolt againts the Spaniards in the Philippine history. The revolt took the Spaniards 85 years ( 1744-1829 ) to quell. It also gave the Philippines its fourth (4) president in the person of Carlos P. Garcia. Garcia was president of the 1971 Constitutional Convention when he died.
Bohol has a population of about 1.3 million. The annual population growth rate is 2.9 percent. The Boholanos today live in the habitable areas of Bohol’s 3,862 sq kms land area. They can also be found in the various places throughout the country and the world.
The island-province is well known for its top quality handicrafts made of bamboo, saguran and abaca fibers, romblon, buntal and shell craft. It is also famous for its delicacies like Calamay ( made from rice, coconut milk and brown sugar packed in a coconut shell ).
Bohol is famous for its Chocolate Hills ( 1,268 haycock hills that turn green during rainy days and brown in summer). It has one “ of the most beautiful eco-marine systems in the world”—the Bohol Marine Triangle that covers Pamilacan, Balicasag and Panglao. This area is the habitat of whale sharks, stingrays, dolphins and other forms of marine life. The other famous tourist attractions are the man-made forest and mangrove areas, tarsiers, coral reefs, white sandy beaches, diving spots, caves, watersheds, rivers, underground rivers, waterfalls, old churches, bell towers, etc.
Aside from its natural wonders, Bohol is also bursting with talents. It contributes to the nation’s well being by producing hightly skilled workers, entrepreneurs, seaman, lawyers, teachers, priests, artist, etc. In addition, its internationally acclaimed Loboc Children Choir could open the gates of heaven with its voices described as “ so pure and angelic “.
Wonder no more why Bohol is God’s little paradise on earth.
The Boholanos or bol-anon forms part of the mainstream peoples of the Philippines. The people speak a variation of the cebuano language with very minor changes in pronounciation. It belongs to the larger Austronesian language family, with the sugbuhanon, sebuano, cebuano langauge varation and the majority or large ethnic group of the people belongs to the Austronesian Speakers or the South Mongols race settlers from South China. First settled in the islands of Cebu, Negros Oriental and later in the island of Bohol during the Iron Age period.
At present the general culture of the bol-anon is lowland and coastal Visayan intensive wet rice agriculture is common with the production of other crops such as sweet potato, cassava, banana, mango and yam (ubi) which is considered an imported crop among the bol-anon. The coastal communities associated with maritime life.
- 1 Demographics
- 2 History
- 3 Infrastructure
- 4 Socio-economic profile
- 5 Education
- 6 Political
- 7 Geography
- 8 Festivals
- 9 Sister Province
- 10 References
- 11 See also
- 12 On-line resources
- 13 External links