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Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Breathless in Bohol

IN THE beginning there was Bali. And then there was Boracay. But today, there is Bohol.

Bohol is the new Bora. And the heart of the province is Alona Beach, a lovely, white-hot strip of sand on the island of Panglao, just a quick drive from the provincial airport in Tagbilaran.

Read more HERE...

Monday, June 29, 2009

Wow Bohol

The wonder of Bohol via the country side tour, Amazing Race style. We were to hit over 10 spots in a day beginning at 8:30am.

First I will mention that the paved road of Bohol is fantastic. And according to our expert guide slash driver Gary, the highway that surrounds the island is smooth all the way, making it possible to cover the perimeter of the island in 6 hours vs. 12 hours before. But that is not part of our tour, we take his word.

Read more @ Wandersoles

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Cesar Montano: Future Governor of Bohol?

If there is one question that I could ask to the so-called Boholano actor and director, Cesar Montano, it could be: “Where have you been?”

Years ago, Bohol can be traced back as a very silent fourth class province in Central Philippines boosting its very own Alturas Supermarket and Bohol Quality Department Store which can only be compared to those big convenient stores in the capital back then. It’s not even recognized as one of the provinces of the Philippines before – far from its neighbor Cebu. Back then, Cesar Montano could never be heard in television as son of Bohol.

Read more @ Wits and Spirits

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Boxing champ Donaire now Aklan’s adopted son

The province of Aklan welcomed its newly adopted son, world flyweight boxing champion Nonito “Filipino Flash” Donaire Jr., last Friday afternoon. The Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP) of Aklan passed a resolution this year adopting the popular boxing figure from Talibon, Bohol.

“Donaire has shown pride and belongingness to Aklanons by publicly declaring in local radio interviews about the family roots of his Filipino-American wife Rachel,” the resolution said.

“It is but fitting for Aklan and her people to give due honor to the sports heroics of the Donaire couple being one of our own and must share the pride and honors that both brought to the Filipino people and prominently to Aklanons,” the SP resolution No. 2009-103 stressed.

Read more HERE...

Friday, June 26, 2009

Bohol Philippines: Bohol Bee Farm in Dauis, Panglao Island

Nestled in the sunshine and gentle breeze of the festive island of Bohol, the Bee Farm has presented the last word in complete relaxation and cool unpretentious comfort.

In its hidden sanctuary of lush greens and quite paths where guests can commune with nature, the resort is an idyllic combination of old world service and present day pleasures.

The villa dramatically anchored on a cliff includes a private balustrade balcony with a spanning view of the sea and majestic sunset.

Read more HERE...

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Bohol Bee Farm – Here’s the Buzz

Bohol Bee Farm can tell you about the birds and bees, and the flowers, and the trees, and the sweet honey they make. It’s a perfect place for relaxation and good food, especially if you are up to trying salad made of flower petals.

Our day trip to Bohol Bee Farm in Panglao Island entailed a tour of the farm, lots of shopping for honey products and pretty handicrafts, enjoying the view of Mindanao Sea, and of course, a lesson about bee farming. Bohol Bee Farm is a resort and restaurant, providing accommodation and spa services, but day trips are also possible for those staying in other hotels.

Read more HERE...

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

From boxing ring to small screen

Some 24 hours after retaining his International Boxing Federation (IBF) flyweight crown, I had the pleasure of chatting with Nonito Donaire Jr. in an interview arranged by Startalk (portions of which you will get to watch on the show this Saturday at 2:30 p.m. on GMA 7).

Nonito — or Jun-Jun — looked very relaxed seated across me and that wasn’t surprising at all since he had it easy on the day of his fight: He had quickly demolished in a technical knockout American Raul Martinez in the fourth round.

Read more HERE...

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Overseas Boholanos on Medical Mission during TBTK 2009

The TBTK 2009 Schedule of Activities from July 14-26 is already prepared in earnest.

From the Boholano balikbayans’ appointed meeting with President Gloria M. Arroyo in Malacanang Palace in the nation’s capital of Manila on day one, to the subsequent social functions calendared in the days thereafter. Many of which are held in Tagbilaran City,Bohol, the venue site of most TBTK activities. So also in the neighboring municipalities as Baclayon, where an International Derby is to be held. Panglao, where the Boholano European community will present their DREAM show at the Panglao Island Resort and in Calape where the Miss Bohol International Beauty Pageant will take place in their 7,000 seat capacity Sports Center, respectively.

Read more @ BoholNewsDaily

Monday, June 22, 2009

A Tour in Bohol - with photos

One of the greatest things about my country, the Philippines, being am archipelago, has so many beautiful islands to see. One of these famous island is Bohol in the Visayas region and I was fortunate enough to have visited this island paradise tow times already. Here is an account of my experience in my latest tour in Bohol.

This was my second time to be in Bohol but I'm as excited as all the rest are.

It was still dark when we departed from Cebu at 6:05 A.M. on board Ocean Jet. We were a party of six anticipating tourists; Wendell and me, our tour organizer Inday, my cousin Vance, my Aunt Sarah and Mr. James Chapman - our special guest from Portland, Indiana, USA.

Read more HERE...

The Wonders of the River Loboc

Bohol is often compared to Cebu. Unsurprisingly, the smaller and quieter province that is Bohol might pale in comparison to the flashier and richer state that is Cebu. Cebu can match and debatably exceed what Bohol has to offer – think of beach resorts, centuries-old churches, business buzz, cosmopolitan and entertainment sophistication. But not really. When it comes to natural bounties, Bohol can easily outshine Cebu. Here’s just a short litany of Bohol’s natural wonders that Cebu could envy: wider reefs and sandbars, taller waterfalls, larger caverns, more exotic fauna.

And let me add, the River that is Loboc. For all of Cebu’s chutzpah, my home province sorely lacks a raging voluminous freshwater river that has the size in life and energy of Loboc.

Read more @ PhotoJourneys


Saturday, June 20, 2009

Bohol, Philippines By Ged

It was my first trip off the island of Luzon and it was to one of the best tourist destinations in the country, Bohol!

We arrived 2 hours early at the airport because my friend over estimated the time. Then our 9AM flight was delayed nearly 2 hours because of the bad weather and because some sort of traffic in the field when we were already on board.

We arrived at Tagbilaran Airport at a little pass noon. The landing was a bit rough, but the plane arrived in one piece and so did we, so it was okay. So much for my first plane flight.

Read more HERE...


Friday, June 19, 2009

Experience summertime in Bohol

SUMMER is one of the best times to take a break and one of the best places to be, by then, is Bohol. Bohol is perhaps one of the country’s most popular tourist spots because of the world famous Chocolate Hills and the world’s smallest primate, the Tarsier. But other than these two, you will be surprised to find that Bohol caters to a lot of different people with different interests too.

It is undeniably an island rich in natural beauty both on land and under the sea. It’s one of the places here in the Philippines that take pride with their beaches. Panglao Island, which is just a few minutes away from its capital, Tagbilaran city, is where some of the best beaches are located.

Read more HERE...

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Exploring Bohol

So we went to NAIA Terminal 3 for our flight, did see Judenites there... it's a newly opened terminal so it's really beautiful and clean and chic and so avant garde-ish. Flew to Bohol w/ Cebu Pacific [cheaper and better!] and arrived, HOT! Then we rode a bus and headed off to the Sanduguan which is where Miguel Lopez de Legaspi and Sukatuna* [not sure abt. the sp.] made a pact of some sort. I did learn this but forgot x) Lunch at Loboc River Cruise which I personally dislike. Then to Chocolate Hills, which was burning hot! Then to Tarsier viewing. Quite creepy though, they were really fragile and it is prohibited now to touch them. We headed to Baclayon Church and saw the inside and headed to dinner at Bohol Bee Farm.

Read more HERE...

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

German filmmaker shoots in Bohol

A film with no dialogue? And for international release at that -- for free?

Gogol Lobmayr, a renowned filmmaker, director, cameraman and producer who has piled up 30 years of experience in the art, has done it before, and he is doing it again for nature shots in the Philippines -- Bohol included.

His Fascinating Nature trilogy: The Most Spectacular Landscapes in the World; Colors of Earth; and Seven Seasons that became bestsellers and are now available in DVDs have the Lobmayr master stroke -- no dialogues, not even narratives -- only the accompaniment of special original composed music of Michael Hofman de Boer.

Read more HERE...

Tuesday, June 16, 2009


Bohol, our tour guide Roel claimed, has become the country’s top tourist destination, overtaking Boracay whose popularity has slipped due to pollution and congestion issues. I can’t verify his claim since the Department of Tourism website doesn’t have the info, but if it’s true, it does make sense. Bohol offers a wide range of activities and points of interest – like Boracay, it also has beautiful beaches, but in addition to that, it also has old churches and watch towers, caves, the famed Loboc river cruise, the flagship species Philippine tarsier, and – what was that – oh – the Chocolate Hills.

Indeed, Bohol has got its tourist sites so down pat that you can hail any taxi driver passing by and he will be able to give you the standard tour.

Read more HERE...

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Tireless in Tagbi

Our plan was to do a Visita Iglesia of at least seven (if not 14) churches in this province dotted with centuries-old of them, but because of the sudden summer rain, Raoul Tidalgo, a few other Boholano friends and I made it to only three.

But we were “tireless in Tagbi” that Maundy Thursday just the same.

We had a quick breakfast at the Bohol Tropics Resort (the only one of its kind in the heart of the city; for inquiries, call 038-411-3510 to 14) where we chanced upon BTR’s Emily Yap with star-guests Melissa Ricks, Kitkat and Joross Gamboa (with his mother Monet, his siblings and Fil-Am girlfriend Katz) who happily announced that he has just wrapped his scenes in Far Away Life, an indie film produced by a foreign company intended for a world premiere at an International Film Festival director Maryo J. delos Reyes and company are putting up in July as part of the TBTK (Tigum Bol-anon Tibuok Kalibutan, a gathering of Boholanos from around the world held every three years). Joross said he plays a Filipino lover looking for his long-lost foreigner girlfriend.

Read more HERE...

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Bohol Blog

Bohol On My Mind blog is where I reminisce and rave about my home province of Bohol. Right now, I am too homesick to do some raving and I am wont to do a lot of reminiscing instead. But I daydream about it a lot rather than blogging about it!

Bohol has been in the Philippine tourism limelight for several years now. In fact, it has been declared as the number one tourist destination in the country. And that honour had brought along with it a lot of local and foreign tourists visiting Bohol.

More @ Bohol On My Mind

PS. Thanks Jerry :-)

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Easter Trip to Bohol & Camiguin Islands 2009

Our trip started out early Monday morning on April 6 going to the port of Cebu to ride a 2 hour boat ride on a double hull air catamaran boat to Bohol. Since it was a holiday the boat was fully booked with lots of people going home for Easter and lots of Korean tourists going to Bohol for vacation. It had a big screen tv on board and we watched a Korean film with English subtitles. It
was air conditioned and the tickets cost 450 pesos (about $5 dollars)

On this trip we were headed to another island off the coast of Mindanao called Camiguin with lots of natural attractions to see as noted in our travels below. When we arrived in the port of Tagbilaran Bohol we took a small motorcyle sidecar to the bus station and immediately boarded a rusty old bus completely packed and departed for Jagna Bohol which is at the bottom of the Bohol island and the nearest port to Camiguin Island.

Read more HERE

Monday, June 1, 2009

A Quick Tour to the Inviting and Charming Province of Bohol, Philippines

An interesting, charming and appealing island province in the southern region of the Philippines, Bohol is famous for its attractive white sand beaches, beautiful tourist spots, elegant hotels and resorts as well as first-rate restaurants. Many Filipino travelers and foreigners spend their vacation in the province because it has an inviting, relaxing and refreshing atmosphere. To know more about this alluring island province, let us have a quick tour to the famous places and commercial establishments in Bohol.

Amusing and Historical Tourist Spots

Bohol features different attractive, amusing and historical tourist spots. Chocolate Hills, Blood Compact Site, Mount Carmel Hill, President Carlos P. Garcia Memorial Park, Behind the Clouds, Dagohoy Marker and Punta Cruz are some of the appealing tourist destinations in the province.

More @ Vegas Vacations


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