Friday, September 25, 2009

Tourist Hot Spots: Bohol Island, Philippines

The history of Bohol goes back way before the colonial period. With remnants as proof, it is believed that the first Boholanos had a culture of their own. Historians hold that the earliest inhabitants of the island were descendants of Pintados (the tattooed ones) who similarly lived in the Visayan area.

A few years after the arrival of Miguel Lopez de Legazpi in Jagna, this municipality, along with other towns, became centers for the Jesuit missionaries. Since 1595, Bohol has been a home to the Jesuits from then up until the time they left the Philippines in 1768.

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