When Category 5-super Typhoon Odette (international name Rai) hit the Philippines last Dec. 16-17, it created a wide swath of destruction over the provinces of Surigao del Norte, Dinagat, Southern Leyte, Bohol, Cebu, Negros Oriental and Palawan. Many towns in the island province of Bohol suffered catastrophic damage and dozens of deaths.
More than most provinces in the Philippines, Bohol probably has the most diverse travel destinations. But like many of the archipelago’s 7,000-plus islands, its beaches and islands are the more prominent ones. These are scattered throughout the province but the more popular ones are concentrated in and near Panglao Island at Bohol’s southwestern tip. Panglao... Continue Reading →
As our boat made its way down the jade green waterway, we caught glimpses of the way of life in the quiet countryside. Here and there, locals were at work at their backyards along the riverbank. Youngsters were paddling around in small bancas while children and teenage boys jumped from tree branches to swim in... Continue Reading →
Mention Bohol and the first thing that comes into a Pinoy’s mind is the Chocolate Hills. These grass-covered, conical geologic formations have been practically synonymous with the province as far as we can remember. And so, on our first ever visit to Bohol, it’s unthinkable that we would pass up a visit to the island... Continue Reading →
The island province of Bohol is well-known for its Chocolate Hills, tarsiers, white sand beaches and coral reefs. Beyond these natural attractions, however, are several historical spots including centuries-old church buildings. So during our recent visit to the province, we made sure to drop by a few of them even if time was a luxury... Continue Reading →